Providing a voice for our members
Solace’s Policy Team supports the President and our Policy Board of Spokespeople; provides a voice for our members and the sector in conversations with government officials, and with the media; shares best practice and forms effective partnerships with relevant organisations; and contributes to proactive policy thinking and development. It does this by producing a range of research reports and other publications, including regular surveys of the sector, and supporting Solace’s events programme. To contact Solace’s Policy Team send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Policy Team, from time-to-time, organises events on specific subject matters in order to help our members share knowledge, experience, and expertise with each other as well as senior civil servants and professionals from other partner organisations. Check below for any upcoming events you may wish to attend, or click here to see all of Solace’s events.
Creating an Inclusive Workforce
5th September 2019, Salford
This event is to bring together future thinking leaders and managers from across local government and its partners to explore and commit to:
- Recognising diversity as a strength, not just a nice to have
- Defining the required competencies and characteristics of leaders of the future
- Recruiting and rewarding values and behaviours
- Engage in creative thinking around achieving inclusive leadership
- Trialing different approaches to recruiting future leaders
Future Vision for Local Government Masterclass
12th September 2019, Leeds
This Masterclass will seek to horizon-scan local government and provide an opportunity to hear from local government experts and thought leaders on what the future of the sector might look like in 10 years’ time. It will also offer participants a chance to explore how councils can support thriving communities and how the sector can best work together to meet any challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead, including whether the sector can develop the public service leaders of the future.
16th - 18th October, Birmingham
Our annual flagship event, the Solace Summit provides a wealth of opportunities for networking and is also home to a variety of interactive sessions on the latest issues affecting the sector. an unmissable event for anyone working in or with the public sector and local government.