Events

Solace in the South Conference 19-20 April 2018

Date

19 Apr 2018

Address

Donnington Valley Hotel
Old Oxford Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 3AG

Time

12:45:0013:00:00

 

Programme 

"No obstacle is so big that one person with determination can't make a difference" 

In these times of uncertainty and high pace of change, evolving your organisation may find it lagging behind and that what is needed now, is revolution.

This programme brings together some key thinkers, all of them ‘disruptors’, people who are revolutionary in their own field – changing models of delivery, finding new business approaches and reimagining how we can work in the future.

Finding their audiences effectively is key, and we also focus on how as a sector and organisation we can improve perceptions through successful lobbying and management of social media.

Thursday 19 April 2018 – Disruptors in the market place 

12.45

Welcome Lunch for new attendees/new to the region/new members

13.15

Registration, Refreshments and Networking

13.45

Welcome and Introduction to the Seminar from Solace South

13.50

Welcome from Capita 
Capita Local Public Services is dedicated to making processes smarter, organisations more efficient and customer experiences better across the local government, health and education sector in the UK. We unlock value for our clients by applying talent and technology. Responsible for operating all of Capita’s major local, public sector partnerships, we deliver a wide range of specialist services including IT and digital transformation, customer management, revenues, benefits, finance, property development and regulatory services, education support and back office processing.

14.00

Opening Keynote
Dame Louise Casey

15.00

Democratic Disruptors
Panel session: changing mindsets in decision making.
Cllr Sean Anstee, – Leader, Trafford Council
Cllr Phil North, – Leader, Test Valley Borough Council
Cllr Georgia Gould, – Leader, London Borough of Camden

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15.30

Refreshments and Networking

16.10

Digital Disruptors
Speaker: Dr Catherine Howe, Director of Design, Delivery & Change, Cancer Research UK

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17.10

Social Disruptors – Social Enterprise? Matthew Thomson
Chief Executive Fifteen Cornwall and the Cornwall Foundation of Promise.

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18.00

End of Day One

19.15

Pre-dinner Drinks

20.00

Dinner

After Dinner entertainment: Wine – More than just a job?
Xenia Irwin will share with us her journey to becoming a Master of Wine

Friday 20 April 2018 – Transferable solutions 

 

For residential delegates only:
From 07.00 Breakfast and checkout by 11.00

09.00

Welcome and Introduction to Day 2

09.05

Keynote speaker – Gavin Jones, Chief Executive, Essex County Council, and Chair, Solace
Gavin will talk about what has been achieved at Essex. He will share his experience of how culture determines the sort of organisation we are – how responsive, agile and flexible – how we can learn from the disruptors and make us more customer focussed. The customer being at the heart of everything we do.

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10.00

Lobbying
Our speakers will talk to us about how effective we are at lobbying.

Nick Stanton, Director, Curtin & Co will look at how we can use social media. What can we learn from others in order to make us as a sector and our individual organisations improve and make the most of the opportunities social media presents?

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Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman of the Berkeley Group will share his perspective on lobbying and the impact of pressure groups can have on organisations.

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11.00

Refreshments and Networking

11.30

What type of organisation are you?
Interactive Session.
Speaker: Dr Adam Lent, New Local Government Network (NLGN)

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12.30

Closing address and Summary: Chair’s Summary

13.00

Seminar ends with Networking Lunch

 You can download the Conference Brochure here


Event Supporters

Willmot Dixon Logo

Pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor

Willmott Dixon is a privately owned contracting and fit-out company. Being a large company means we have the scale to create a huge and lasting positive impact on our society. This is not only done through what we build and maintain – it is achieved through the fantastic efforts of all our people who make a major contribution to enhancing their local communities.

In 2014, this contribution saw us become the only company in our sector to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development, and in 2017 we won the SundayTimes ’GivingSomethingBack' award for our focus on strengthening the fabric of society.


capita logo

Dinner Sponsor

Capita Local Public Services is dedicated to making processes smarter, organisations more efficient and customer experiences better across the local government, health and education sector in the UK. We unlock value for our clients by applying talent and technology. Responsible for operating all of Capita's major local, public sector partnerships, we deliver a wide range of specialist services including IT and digital transformation, customer management, revenues, benefits, finance, property development and regulatory services, education support and back office processing.