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Making the most of Socitm events

Keeping on top of current and future technology and trends is essential. There are a lot. The challenges you face are multifaceted and ever-evolving. So, what’s one secret to success?! Two words: Socitm membership! Being part of a membership organisation dedicated to local public services gives you access to people and things that will help and support.

Event types

Throughout your membership/calendar year you can chose to join online and in-person

All of these gatherings provide a platform for you to enhance your knowledge, skills, and networks. Whether you’re a seasoned member or considering joining, the annual meeting calendar offers something for everyone.

Face-to-face connections

In a world increasingly dominated by virtual interactions, there remains something special about face-to-face meetings. Many of the events on the annual calendar provide the opportunity to connect with peers, mentors, and experts in person. These interactions foster relationships that go beyond the screen, enabling meaningful collaborations and the exchange of ideas.

Your events team and regional committee work together to provide the most useful and accessible calendar of topics (and locations) for you and your colleagues.

When you can’t attend online or in person, some resources are still available to you:

Support for whatever stage you’re at in your career

Are you a seasoned professional with years of experience under your belt, or are you just starting your journey in local government? Socitm’s events calendar gives something for all of you. Workshops and conferences are tailored to address the unique challenges you face as a public service provider.

Inspiration and innovation

Staying inspired and fostering innovation are essential in the public service sector. The annual meetings often feature thought-provoking keynote speakers and panel discussions that shed light on cutting-edge trends, best practices, and innovative solutions. These insights can breathe new life into your day-to-day work and help you find novel approaches to old challenges.

A sense of community

Socitm thrives on the sense of community we create together. By attending events, you become part of a network of professionals who share your passion and dedication to local public services. This network becomes a source of support, encouragement, and inspiration throughout your career.

Maximising your membership

To make the most of your membership and the annual meeting calendar, here are a few tips:

  1. Plan ahead: Review the annual calendar and select events that align with your goals and interests.
  2. Engage actively: Don’t just attend; actively participate in discussions, ask questions, and connect with fellow attendees.
  3. Share your insights: If you’ve gained valuable insights from these events, consider sharing your knowledge with your peers in the organization.
  4. Network relentlessly: Building relationships can be a game-changer in your career. Use these events as opportunities to expand your network.

Socitm’s events calendar is not just a list of dates; it’s a roadmap to growth, learning, and community-building.

Socitm’s annual events calendar for local public service professionals