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Leadership in turbulent times: 9 simple rules

Effective leadership is crucial during crisis, uncertainty, and rapid change. It requires a combination of personal attributes, leadership styles and strategic thinking tailored to what’s being faced.
Discover all 9 rules.

Podcast Socitm Says: new episode

Green and sustainable IT focuses on the global problem of e-waste, the IT lifecycle emissions and the responsible disposal of waste to reduce environmental impact, thereby contributing to achieving net zero targets.

Coffee and service redesign

Thanks everyone, for coming to yesterday’s coffee hour.

Get your festive sweater ready, you are invited to the annual alumni catch-up on Thursday 7 December.

We will be in Manchester this year. Together we can take stock, swap stories, and get ready for the January reset.

Our day is chaired by alumni for everyone. Yogita Popat and Graeme Murrell will guide us through our time together – which will include:

  • Networking via bingo – plus a quiz with mastermind Aidan Matthews
  • The lingering and long-lasting effects of leadership academy training
  • Doing more with your Belbin profile
  • Allyship at work – what is it and how to be one
  • Extra special guest: Alison McKenzie-Folan (Wigan’s chief executive)

Join us all to share, laugh, ask questions, and keep in touch. It could be someone’s question or comment that sparks an idea or train of thought that’s perfect for you and your colleagues.

What will you get from your trip to Manchester and who will you meet?

Next week’s AI-themed webinars

Wednesday 18 October 13:00 to 14:00
Unleashing the potential of data in local government (with AWS)
Explore the art of the possible with AI; responsible AI challenges and concerns; and recommendations on how to get it right. With special guest Kimberley Hose (Head of Business Intelligence) from Glasgow City Council.

Friday 20 October 13:00 to 14:00
AI Unleashed: The Data Control Blueprint (with iboss)

Alongside the rapid ascent of AI, iboss is uniquely poised to govern and shield your vital business data – forming an impenetrable barrier against data leaks.

Training

Read about the Leadership Academy experience of alumni annual meeting co-host Graeme Murrell – Top Talent graduate [Class of Manchester 2022]

How was your course? Tell us 🙂

October to December (CPD certified workshops)

Training places are included in your organisational membership – subject to availability and membership level. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sara Razon.

On completion of training, don’t forget to claim your CPD points.

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Socitm Advisory

ERP: Bring the people along and the technology will follow

Technology supports people to do the things they should be doing, but to be successful you need the people in an organisation to be doing their roles well.
When you hear ‘ERP programmes’, what do you think of?

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.
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Events from Socitm and our partners

Meet up with your Socitm colleagues for great networking opportunities.

Next week or so…

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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How are you using AI?

For your experiments and implementations of AI, how have you adapted the usage policy template? It’s an open document that is a work in progress. If you’ve added to or altered it in a way that would work for teams like yours in other public sector organisations, tell us about it.

With the LGA and Solace, we submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee’s inquiry into the risks and opportunities presented by large language models.

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

Another podcast for you and it’s back to Atlas Obscura for a mystery (or is it?). X-Files fans will enjoy: The Tunguska Event