Be part of the next Top Talent training cohort in Essex on 24 and 25 June

North East

Local meetingVirtual (Teams)

This event has now ended.

Date & time

  1. 8 July 2022 11:00 - 13:00



Theme: Regeneration, sustainability and connectivity 

Our meetings can be face-to-face (with refreshments provided) or virtual (bring your own refreshments) and will be focused on Socitm’s policy themes. Within these themed meetings your regional committee is free to create an agenda that works best for you and your regional colleagues. If there’s something you would like to discuss or investigate with like-minded peers just let us know on and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.


  1. 11:00 Welcome & Introductions

    Bill Taylor, Chair

  2. 11:05 Executive partner

    Stacy Sturgeon-Brown, Tanium

  3. 11:20 Executive partner


  4. 11:35 Remote & Hybrid working

    Rebecca Florisson & Heather Taylor, Uni of Lancaster

    The shift to remote and hybrid working during the pandemic is here to stay. Although many workers cite the lack of a commute and improved work-life balance as key advantages of working from home, there are also challenges around inclusivity in the workplace, particularly for women and disabled workers. We will share key learnings from three research projects conducted throughout 2020-22 and will touch on key “do’s” for managers and employers to best manage inclusivity in a remote and hybrid environment.

  5. 11:55 Socitm update

    Nick Parker, Socitm

  6. 12:15 Public Sector Speaker


  7. 12:35 Elevator Pitches

    Joe Carlin, Netapp
    Chris Bayliss, Zoom

  8. 12:50 Regional update

    Bill Taylor, Chair


Who can join our events?

Our events are open to everyone and relevant to all levels of staff, from new joiners right through to senior executives. This creates a vibrant mix which promotes innovation, sharing of best practice and drives the modernisation of public services.

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see individual event registration details for more information.

Contact us to discuss your options.

Public sector – contact Poppy Whelan.

Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.