Following the monumental decision to leave Europe, the UK is about to enter a period of great change. How these changes will manifest themselves is uncertain but it is expected that they will affect the whole of society in some way or another. A great deal will depend on how the changes imposed by Brexit are managed at governmental level, however, the impacts will be widespread with many organisations and individuals having to change and adapt to life outside the European Union. The need to be adept at managing and facilitating such change has never been greater.
Open Forum Events’ are delighted to invite you to join them at the third Managing Change: Transformation for Productive Public Services conference. The public sector has undergone a significant period of transformation over the last few years in order to deliver quality public services, whilst austerity and the budget squeeze remain in place. This timely event will provide an insight as to what has been achieved so far and discuss what more will be required from public sector organisations in terms of transforming service delivery.
The majority of the public sector is now in its sixth year of protracted budget cuts and meeting the ongoing challenge of service re-design and innovative transformation can be demanding. The 2016 budget unveiled a further £3.5bn cut in public spending, therefore the pressure remains on public bodies to explore how things can be done differently and work to change existing practices to bring about meaningful outcomes for citizens. Unlike the private sector, publicly funded organisations are under inordinate levels of scrutiny and therefore embarking on a programme of change presents risks if things go wrong. Ensuring successful change programmes requires intent and vision, with project plans fit for purpose and engagement from all stakeholders.
The Managing Change: Transformation for Productive Public Services conference is the perfect meeting to reinvigorate and stimulate the drive for programmes of change to provide improved outcomes. Expert speakers, along with a series of case studies, will demonstrate how progressive working practices can deliver successful programmes and projects which can be replicated or adapted to benefit other organisations. There will be ample opportunity to discuss, question and problem solve throughout the plenary sessions, whilst informal networking will provide delegates with the opportunities to further knowledge share and develop contacts. The aim of the day is to provide delegates with better understanding, greater insight and renewed motivation.