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Theme – Leadership, Diversity and Skills

Location – Online via Microsoft Teams

Our meeting will be virtual and will be focused on one of 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 hello@socitm.net and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.


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  1. Agenda Session 1
      Day 1
    1. 10:30 am |
      Welcome and opening remarks

      Tony Colson, Socitm Midlands Chair

    2. 10:35 am |
      West Midlands ADASS Update

      Pete Jackson, Improvement Director, West Midlands ADASS

    3. 10:45 am |
      Partner Elevator Pitch

      Mark Ashman, CEO, Fignum 

    4. 10:50 am |
      Reflections on Level 7 Apprenticeship

      Andrew Tromans, Future Council Business Re-Engineering Lead, Dudley Council

    5. 11:00 am |
      Partner Elevator Pitch

      James King, Public Sector Business Development Manager, Iron Mountain

    6. 11:05 am |
      Socitm Update – Part 1

      Georgia Thwaites, Head of Organisational Design and Change, Socitm Advisory| Emma Leeming, Client Services Director, Socitm Advisory

    7. 11:15 am |
      Partner Elevator Pitch

      Danny Pearson, Account Executive – Public Sector, Rubrik

    8. 11:20 am |
      cOMFORT B


    9. 11:30 am |
      Open Discussion: Skills and recruitment

      Facilitated by Aidan Matthews, Learning Programme Manager, Socitm

    10. 12:00 pm |
      Chair’s closing remarks

      Tony Colson, Socitm Midlands Chair

    11. 12:05 pm |
      Socitm Update – Part 2 - EGM (Members Only)

      Dave Sanderson, Director of Member Services, Socitm

    12. 12:25 pm |


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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.

Our events are included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see event details for more information.

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Partners: FREE to join

Members: FREE to join

Included in specific packages. Please refer to your membership/partnership package details for more information.

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Contact us to discuss your options.

Public sector – contact Poppy Whelan.

Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.