Using your free events, meetings, resources, and training?
Get your training sorted for September. So you can come back after the summer holiday refreshed and confident that your personal and professional development is all well in hand.
Register now for:
If you or a colleague is thinking of joining either course don’t delay. The next ones will start in 2024.
Carol is one of your vice-presidents (as well as the Director of transformation and digital for Walsall Council) and will host your next conference day – Thursday 5 October, write that down 🙂
Meet and talk service delivery with like-minded members in Birmingham. Hear case studies and talk about common (or bring unusual ones of your own) challenges and solutions.
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?
Place-based leadership training pilot
Details for September’s programme will be available after Wednesday’s review. Seats are available for Wednesday 26 July, if you would like one.
As part of the alumni, you are ideally placed to benefit from this programme yourself and to polish it for colleagues – who can take part once it’s formally added to the Leadership Academy.
September’s pilot is free to join, you do not need to use any of your training points. We’ll let you know when registration opens.
Part of the alumni LinkedIn group? Would be great to see you there.
Azure Active Directory migration
Join a live webcast on Wednesday 2 August at 12 pm and learn how Quest can help you complete your transition to the cloud by migrating Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices to Azure AD without reimaging and rebuilding profiles.
Quest will discuss Azure AD device migration for both AD-joined devices and hybrid Azure AD-joined devices.
Windows 10 end of life
Windows 10 [Enterprise and Education, and Home and Pro] will reach end of support and will go end of life on 14 October 2025. Although this date seems quite far away, SoftwareONE is proactively encouraging their customers to start planning their Windows 11 migrations.
Microsoft have stated that Windows 10 22H2 (released 18 October 2022) will be the final version of Windows 10 that will remain supported with monthly security updates until its end of life date.
If you are ready to start a conversation around what a Windows 11 migration may entail for your organisation, then the SoftwareONE Digital Workplace team can help and would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you and your teams. For further information, please contact Mike Richards.
Microsoft’s Modern Lifecycle Policy
Training with Socitm
Your latest Leadership Advocate is Graeme Murrell. Graeme is a Top Talent graduate and the confidence, enthusiasm and empowerment the programme gave him, is expressed throughout his Q&A.
Share your training experience with us – fill in the short Q&A.
Tuesdays 12 and 26 September Workshops: How to be an effective coach (CPD certified)
Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 September: Top Talent Programme (CPD certified)
Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October: Empowering Women (CPD certified)
Tuesday 10 and 31 October: Managing and Motivating Remote Teams (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.
Share the best and worst of your customer experience experiences
Come to The Ivy in Birmingham for our Customer Experience Leaders Round Table (chaired by Cornwall Council) on Tuesday 12 September.
Register your interest today.
Change partner for the implementation of a new digital system
Socitm Advisory gave us high levels of knowledge, skill and experience we simply didn’t have in house.
Stewart McCall, South Ayrshire Council
Read the case study.
Are you making full use of your membership?
Events from Socitm and partners
- Wednesday 2 August: Azure Active Directory migration for public sector organisations
Get ready for September onwards…
- Tuesday 5 September AWS Modern Data Strategy – Local Gov (North Tyneside)
- Wednesday 6 September AWS Modern Data Strategy – Local Gov (Manchester)
- Wednesday 6 September: Weekly webinars return with hosts SoftwareOne
- Tuesday 12 September Customer Experience Leaders Round Table
Thursday 14 September AWS Modern Data Strategy – Local Gov (London)
- Friday 15 September: local meetings start again in London and the South East up first
- Friday 22 September: Silktide will host the new term’s first accessibility webinar
- Thursday 5 October: meet your Socitm community in person in Birmingham for a conference day dedicated to Modernising Service Delivery
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.
Review and preview your weekly webinar
- Top phishing (and anti-phishing) trends
Watch the last webinar of term to keep up-to-date with cyber security. Thanks so much to the hosts, email security specialists Egress.
- Here’s a little bit of phishing-related reading.
Thank you for reading (or scrolling) this far! Just one more thing…
Right. Shared Amazing If/Squiggly Careers stuff before. But this is new and am not sure what to expect!