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Newsletter: Find the perfect AI event for you (or join them all)

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Readings and meetings for your membership in September

  1. Data: ICT teams are supporting fewer devices per user
  2. ⁠Sustainability: See if you can give your device a second life [log in for this member-only content]
  3. Technology: ⁠Dos and don’ts for using GenAI LLMs

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Interesting and useful thing found in a newsletter/on LinkedIn. You’ll have spotted AI everywhere (including of course the Socitm events calendar for September). James Herbert’s ⁠LinkedIn summary of his ⁠blog sits perfectly with the approach of next week’s webinar – taking a step back from the AI hype and to give yourself a sensible foundation from which to start.

Downloaded the GenAI policy template?

How are you handling using AI in your organisation?
Send your experiences to Martin Ferguson. What are the threats and opportunities of ChatGPT and artificial intelligence applications?

September has become artificial intelligence month! Pick one or all of the AI-themed webinars:
Wednesday 6 September: Are you ready for AI?
Wednesday 13 September AI in action: Derby’s phone-based AI, leading to £200,000 budget savings in under three months
Tuesday 26 September AI and local government
Wednesday 27 September: Exploring AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Co-Pilot

Get your template.

What’s Brent’s (award-winning) secret?

Brent Council won the GMIS G2 International Award – Government to Government.
Huge congratulations to Rehana Ramesh and her team for Brent’s tech-tastic tale. If you weren’t in Brighton for President’s Conference and missed the original presentation, you can catch up with the slides and audio recording.

Attending techUK’s Building the Smarter State conference Wednesday 27 September? Rehana is on the afternoon panel discussion (Embedding Impact through Digital Transformation) with DLUHC’s CDO and the CDDO CTO.

Training with Socitm


Tuesdays 12 and 26 September Workshops: How to be an effective coach (CPD certified)
Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 September: Top Talent (CPD certified)
Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October: Empowering Women (CPD certified)


Tuesday 10 and 31 October: Managing and Motivating Remote Teams (CPD certified)
Thursday 12 October: Alumni coffee hour
Monday 16 October Workshop: Valuing Diversity (CPD certified)

Training places are included in Socitm membership – subject to availability and membership level. If you have any questions or would like further information, please let us know.

Once you’ve finished your training don’t forget to claim your CPD points.

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Events from Socitm and partners



Missed a webinar? Past recordings are available to watch in the resource hub. Also, make sure to check out our regional events. There’s a mix of online and in-person meetings, so please feel free to join any that are outside your area.

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Thank you for reading (or scrolling) this far! Just one more thing…

With holidays ending for many of us and new terms starting take solace in the Comfort Blanket podcast. Find something you like and listen to other people talking about liking it.

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