Join your nearest Empowering Women training (running in July and September only)

Newsletter: Get Bank Holiday weekend ready :)

Keep on using your free member events, meetings, resources, and training

Can you solve a cybercrime?

Unleash your inner detective to clear the name of an accused colleague, in a 90-minute cyber escape room on Tuesday 13 June.

Join a small group away from the President’s Conference floor to solve the puzzle.

Created and designed by the police, you will come away with a better understanding of cybercrime and how to keep yourself and your organisation more secure.

Registration for the Cyber Escape Room is separate to your President’s Conference registration. You will need to register for both.

Still not sure? Let us know and we will help.

Strength through neuroscience

This week’s webinar is not easy to write about! Aidan Matthews covered SO much about understanding ourselves a little better with neuroscience, it really is one you need to watch.

Watch to learn and test yourself (how are you when reading the colours not the words?!) and discover PRISM Brain Mapping.

Watch the webinar

How to improve accessibility in procurement

After Accessibility Week, the webinar below seemed really interesting. AbilityNet will run An Introduction to Digital Accessibility for members on Friday 23 June.

13:00 on Tuesday 27 June
Is your organisation making sure the goods and services they purchase align with their digital accessibility strategy?

  • Do you check third-party apps for accessibility before you use them on your website?
  • Did you choose your website agency based on their accessibility knowledge and skills?
  • What does your procurement team think about accessibility compared to requirements such as security or sustainability?

AbilityNet’s free webinar will show how accessibility professionals (from Google, University of Westminster and Funka) are connecting with their procurement teams. Discover how procurement impacts everyone, including your residents and employees.

Grab your free seat.

Don’t forget to register for your free training

You have a free place, should you want it, on next month’s Change Agent training programmes.

Run in collaboration with Microsoft, they’re not restricted to people and organisations that are Socitm members. They are free for the majority of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement public sector customers.
They do cover technology, and using new and different software, but this is aimed at the non-technical among us. You don’t need to work in the ICT team so please share this training with your friends in housing and planning and so on.

Check out the details

Training with Socitm

This year, you register for training using points instead of places. Not sure how it works? Send any questions to Dominika Szulim-Wronek.

Clare Slater took part in an Empowering Women programme last year. Although surprised that the trainer was a man, she enjoyed this “time out” to reflect and learn.

Share your training experience with us – fill in the short Q&A.

Training next month

Wednesday 7 June: Programme Change Agent (Manager) ( second day on Friday 16 June)
Monday 19 June: Programme Change Agent (5 days, finishing on Friday 23 June)
Wednesday 28 June: Programme Empowering Women

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

Socitm Advisory

Win a Design Lab for your council

Pop by and say hello to the Socitm Advisory team at President’s Conference next month for a chance to win your own design lab!

Find out what it’s all about from the team and the day 1 presentation:

Service design doesn’t have to be difficult
But to do it well requires a holistic mindset that considers context, strategy, people, process and technology – as well as a whole lot of empathy and understanding.

Are you making full use of your membership?

As part of your membership you can receive between 2 and 12 hours of FREE consultancy advice per year. To make use of your inclusive consultancy hours, get in touch or log in to My Account.


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.

Browse the events calendar

Join SoftwareONE at the McLaren Technology Centre on Tuesday 6 June

There are still some places available for an SAP Customer Forum hosted by McLaren and SoftwareOne. This exclusive event is for every sector, bringing like-minded SAP customers together at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking.
It will focus on some of the key topics and questions that customers are tackling ahead of future SAP transformation.
Find more information and register for a place.

Connect. Collaborate. Learn.

Get ready for a full day of all things AWS on Wednesday 7 June

AWS Summits are free and bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn. Sessions for beginners through to experts will show you how to choose the right database, modernize your data warehouse, and drive digital transformation using AI.

Explore the session catalogue and register.

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

If you joined Wednesday’s webinar looking at our strengths (and the not quite so much strengths) and how this affects us at work, this 2018 episode of the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast might be interesting. See what you think:
The Good Jobs Strategy with Zeynep Ton, Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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