Working for the public - Re-imagining the 21st Century Public Servant

Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Wednesday 1st April 2015 (16:30-17:30)
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IRSPM Conference 2015: Closing plenary

Times are tough in public and non-profit agencies

  • What does the changing nature of societies and economies mean for working practices?
  • How can managers respond when caught in the gaze of the media?
  • Should we rely more on volunteers and what can they offer?
  • How can those working for the public best promote a resilient and democratic society?


Deborah Youdell,  Professor of the Sociology of Education, University of Birmingham, and Director of the Public Service Academy


  • Anna Coote                       Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation
  • Dr Cliff Allum                    Chief Executive of Skillshare International
  • Cynthia Bower                  Partner in the Grace Partnership
  • Professor Saul Becker     Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Social Sciences

Time:    16:30 – 17:30 (please arrive by 16.15)

Date:     Wednesday 1st April 2015

Venue: Bramall Concert Hall, University of Birmingham 

 The plenary is followed by an informal drinks reception and you are welcome to join us and talk further with conference participants.