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Events & networking

Events & networking

Our flexible schedule of Share Local and Share National events allow members and partners to join together for mutual benefit, online or in person.

Inform Reports

Publications & research

Through Inform and the resource hub enjoy access to the most insightful, impactful and actionable content in the public sector. In-house and commissioned research keeps members informed with what matters.

silktide Overview

Web accessibility testing

Our expert partner Silktide provides automated website assessments and resources to support the development of accessible digital content.

Webinars overview

Webinars

Our 40+ annual webinars (often, but not exclusively on Wednesdays), discuss relevant issues and skills for everyone in your team. Useful, interesting and worthwhile, they allow us to learn and get better together.

Training programmes

Training programmes

Our Leadership Academy offers opportunities for everyone to take their career to the next level. Candidates learn in a supportive environment to build the qualities needed from today’s leaders.

ICT performance checking

ICT performance checking

Improve is a benchmarking service that provides a holistic overview of your current ICT performance, enabling you to measure it against yourself and others.

Our corporate membership is open to the following sectors

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Local and central government

Health and social care

Health and social care

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Education

Third Sector

Third sector

Social Housing

Social housing

Blue Light

Blue light

Benefits and pricing

Essential

£1,895/yr

Have access to a range of resources including webinars, publications and research, and accessibility testing for up to 15 individual memberships.

  • 15 members
  • £4,500 savings*
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Essential Plus

£2,395/yr

Increased benefits from Essential include additional memberships and hotel accommodation for President’s Conference attendees.

  • 20 members
  • £7,000 savings*
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Enhanced

£5,995/yr

Enjoy individual memberships for up to 50 of your staff, as well as increased benefits including access to one of our Improve modules.

  • 50 members
  • £8,000 savings*
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Executive

£9,995/yr

Take an executive package and your authority can enjoy an unlimited number of memberships and a customised training plan.

  • Unlimited members
  • £10,000 savings*
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* The savings are based on a price comparison between buying as a package and paying for each service separately

Package comparison

EssentialEssential PlusEnhancedExecutive
Annual price£1,895£2,395£5,995£9,995
Savings *£4,500£7,000£8,000£10,000
Members
Individual memberships152050Unlimited
Standard benefits
Webinar Wednesdays
Inform subscription (access to member-only resources)
Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy: Online
President's Week event
Share Local events
Share National events **
Share: Online
Silktide website accessibility testing
Variable benefits
Leadership Academy *** (number of places per organisation)1223
President's Week dinner (number of places per organisation)1223
President's Week accommodation (for dinner attendees)
Improve module ****
Customised training plan
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* The savings are based on a price comparison between buying as a package and paying for each service separately.
** Scottish members also benefit from two tickets to Share Scotland.
*** Applies to both physical and online Leadership Academy programmes.
**** Choose from Estate, Performance, User Satisfaction or Service Design Maturity Assessment.

Preview our research before committing

A selection of our publications are free to read by everyone. We commission the best writers in the public and private sector to ensure our members access the latest thought leadership and research.

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Top five most common accessibility issues

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The programme was a real eye opener

The programme was a real eye opener – it changed my working world and now external networks have become a crucial part of my life…

Empowering Women programme attendee

A genuine life changing experience

During the course I came to understand some beliefs I had that were holding me back such as my own independence which meant I viewed asking for help as a sign of weakness.

Empowering Women programme attendee

Unlike any other leadership course

Top Talent was unlike any leadership course I have previously undertaken, which was too focused on my management style rather than me as an individual and a leader. As such, Top Talent has not only helped my career; there is a personal dimension to the course that previous leadership course has simply not addressed.

I have applied the lessons – especially emotional intelligence – to my home life and found my relationships at home have been helped by the topics and ideas addresses at TT

Top Talent programme attendee

I would not have been able to gain the promotion...

I believe the benefits of attending this course has allowed me to improve my own skill set but also enabled me to grow. At the time of the course I was the Team Lead for ICT Support.

And now, since the course, I have developed my leadership skills to focus on not only managing the ICT Department, but also other areas within the Council. I firmly believe that without participating in this programme I would not have been able to gain the promotion to my current post

Empowering Women programme attendee

Top Talent, where do I begin....?

I was relatively new to leadership roles within my workplace and felt I could do with improving my leadership skills. I had attended internal training courses, which were a good foundation, but I felt that I needed a course which was more in depth.

I had heard of the programme through other colleagues who were graduates of previous Top Talent courses and spoke with others further about the course and what it would deliver for me as a leader.

Top Talent programme attendee

Socitm Improve has been invaluable to us...

Denbighshire County Council have undertaken the Socitm benchmarking exercise for a number of years. It has been invaluable to us as we are able to analyse our annual results and compare them year on year. This allows us to look for trends enabling us to see what we are doing well and to investigate any areas which may need addressing.

In addition to comparing our results internally, we are also able to compare ourselves against other UK local authorities. It is useful to see how we compare against other councils and it also offers us a networking opportunity.

Denbighshire County Council

Just wanted to drop you a line to say we got a lot of sign ups off the back of you guys promoting our webinar (63 to date).

It’s great to see the return on this.

Jenny Trainor, Texthelp

Just a very brief note to say how much our team are enjoying working with you, and to thank you all for your sterling efforts in producing and distributing a fabulous joint communique. We rarely have the opportunity to work with such a professional cadre of people such as the like of you; it has been both refreshing and inspiring for us to experience. We are very grateful for your efforts to date.

Dan Turner, Deep Secure

The support Microsoft receives from Chantelle and the team at head office is really fantastic.

Not only are they incredibly proactive when responding to enquiries, but they also work really hard to ensure we are getting the most out of our investment in a partnership.

Faith la Grange, Microsoft
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