Overview

19 Jan, 20229:00 am-1:10 pm20 Jan, 20229:00 am-1:30 pm
Online Forum

This event will explore how leaders from across the public sector can support good governance in their organisation and local community to ensure optimal outcomes and achievements which meet the needs of the public. This event will outline how identifying and managing emerging risks, effective corporate leadership, scrutiny & accountability, crisis management and future planning are essential for good governance. Participants will learn about good governance practices and how to develop their current and future leaders, to tackle new and emerging challenges. This event will highlight the importance of cross sector partnerships and collaboration in ensuring good governance across the public sector.

This event will explore how leaders from across the public sector can support good governance in their organisation and local community to ensure optimal outcomes and achievements which meet the needs of the public. This event will outline how identifying and managing emerging risks, effective corporate leadership, scrutiny & accountability, crisis management and future planning are essential for good governance. Participants will learn about good governance practices and how to develop their current and future leaders, to tackle new and emerging challenges. This event will highlight the importance of cross sector partnerships and collaboration in ensuring good governance across the public sector.

Online Experience

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups
  • Real time resources and presentations

Key Speakers

Gareth Davies photo
Gareth Davies
Comptroller & Auditor General
National Audit Office (NAO)
Ian Trenholm photo
Ian Trenholm
Chief Executive
Care Quality Commission
Mark Butler photo
Mark Butler
Convenor
National Commission on The Future of Governance in the Public Sector

Other Speakers

Vicky Davis photo
Vicky Davis
Director - Local Government Value for Money
National Audit Office (NAO)
Ed Hammond photo
Ed Hammond
Deputy Chief Executive
Centre for Governance and Scrutiny
Diana Melville photo
Diana Melville
Governance Advisor
CIPFA
Debbie Sorkin photo
Debbie Sorkin
National Director of Systems Leadership
The Leadership Centre

Agenda

  • Day 1 - 19th January
  • Day 2 - 20th January
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Elsa Pilichowski
Elsa Pilichowski
Director for Public Governance
OECD
Invited
9:45 am
Implementing the Principles of the International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector

The International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector provides a framework that encourages improved service delivery and accountability. This session will focus on implementing the Framework:

  • Highlighting the importance of openness and effective stakeholder engagement to ensure that public sector entities are acting for the public good
  • Sharing best practice for defining and planning sustainable long-term outcomes in terms of economic, social, and environmental benefits
  • Providing insight into how to implement transparency, reporting, and audit practices that deliver effective accountability
  • Examining the role of internal capacity building to meet changing needs over time
  • Addressing the need for public sector entities to interpret the principles of the Framework in line with specific legislative requirements
Diana Melville
Diana Melville
Governance Advisor
CIPFA
Confirmed
10:10 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:20 am
Networking Break
10:35 am
Understanding the Governance and Risk Resilience Framework to Address Emerging Governance Risks

The Governance and Risk Resilience Framework provides a method that empowers individuals within public sector entities to identify and address emerging governance risks. This session will share best practice for identifying and addressing the emerging risks:

  • Outlining the steps taken at each of the 3 stages of the Framework: Anticipating, Managing, Adapting
  • Sharing best practice for establishing strong systems that will allow you to anticipate governance risk, including the importance of providing a “common language”
  • How to apply the “7 characteristics” to continually review governance and identify risks
  • Discussing the importance of acknowledging weaknesses in governance before developing plans for improvement
  • Implementing changes at a sustainable pace to ensure long-term improvements in governance
Ed Hammond
Ed Hammond
Deputy Chief Executive
Centre for Governance and Scrutiny
Confirmed
11:00 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:10 am
Networking Break
11:30 am
The Future of Public Sector Governance: What Does Good Governance Look Like Across the Next Decade?

The National Commission on the Future of Good Governance is examining how good governance can impact the development and sustainability of the public sector over the next decade, and how to achieve this by 2030. This session will focus on enabling the delivery of effective and sustainable public services through good governance:

  • Providing an overview of the progress of the Commission so far
  • Highlighting how trends including digital transformation, the changing face of work, and localism impact on public sector governance
  • Examining the challenges facing the public sector, including multi-agency integration, access to data, and long-term planning
  • Sharing how governance practices are expected to change to address these challenges and adapt according to changing political expectations
Mark Butler
Mark Butler
Convenor
National Commission on The Future of Governance in the Public Sector
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Case Study: Developing Locally Appropriate Governance Structures

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership works across public services in Manchester to oversee the devolution of health and social care services. This case study session will discuss how the partners work together to deliver effective public services that meet local needs:

  • Highlighting how the Partnership enables collective decision making while maintaining the independence of individual organisations
  • Sharing best practice for avoiding overlapping governance areas across multiple organisations to ensure that decisions are made at the appropriate level
  • Examining the importance of relationships with external partners and local communities in ensuring the delivery of effective public services
Warren Heppolette
Warren Heppolette
Executive Lead for Strategy & System Development
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Invited
12:20 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
12:30 pm
Case Study: Effective Partnership Working to Meet Local Needs

Through “The Deal”, Wigan Council have developed partnerships across business, social care, health, and local communities on the basis of a renewed relationship between the Council and its residents. This case study session will provide key insights into:

  • How The Deal was accelerated by Covid-19, and the impact this has had on governance structures
  • How strong governance and effective partnership working can lead to innovative resilient responses to challenges
  • The impact of active stakeholder engagement on reducing the cost of service delivery
  • The positive impacts of The Deal on Health and Social Care service delivery
Nazia Rehman
Nazia Rehman
Portfolio Holder for Finance, Resources, and Transformation
Wigan Council
Invited
12:50 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
1:00 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Elsa Pilichowski
Elsa Pilichowski
Director for Public Governance
OECD
Invited
1:10 pm
Close of Day 1
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Day 2 Welcome
Elsa Pilichowski
Elsa Pilichowski
Director for Public Governance
OECD
Invited
9:45 am
NAO Update: Delivering Good Governance Under the Pressure of Funding Demands

The National Audit Office’s 2019 Local Authority Governance report examines how public sector governance structures can provide assurance of value for money and financial sustainability. The report found that increasing funding demand challenges have raised questions about the efficacy of existing governance structures. This session will examine how governance structures can evolve to meet this ongoing challenge:

  • Sharing best practice for internal audit processes, including increasing the efficacy of audit committees through the use of independent members
  • Highlighting the importance of establishing effective overview and scrutiny functions and how to enhance their impact on governance
  • Sharing best practice approaches to the management of financial risk and how to ensure value for money and financial stability
Gareth Davies
Gareth Davies
Comptroller & Auditor General
National Audit Office (NAO)
Confirmed
10:10 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:20 am
Networking Break
10:30 am
CQC Case Study: Using Technology to Develop Organisational Agility

The pandemic caused a fundamental shift in how the CQC were able to work. Carrying out in-person visits to locations became very difficult, so off site methods of assessing risk had to be created quickly, and existing teams had to quickly pivot their operating practice . This session will provide key insights into:

  • How investment in leadership and technology provided the CQC with the agility required to continue to operate effectively during successive lockdowns
  • The role of internal and external engagement in supporting the shift to remote delivery, and how technology enabled effective communication
  • How technology is continuing to be used to ensure effective service delivery and enhance public confidence in services
Ian Trenholm
Ian Trenholm
Chief Executive
Care Quality Commission
Confirmed
10:50 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:00 am
Networking Break
11:10 am
Interactive Workshop: Developing Cross-Organisational Relationships to Build Organisational Resilience

Resilience allows organisations to effectively respond to and learn from unpredictable changes and disruption. As shown during Covid-19, novel challenges require novel responses, and cross-organisation cooperation can be central to organisational resilience in these situations.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the impact of strong cross-organisational relationships on organisational resilience
  • Develop the ability to use cross-organisational relationships to improve your organisation’s ability to respond reliably and flexibly to current challenges and uncertainty
  • Know how to use cross-organisational relationships to improve the efficiency of public service offerings and meet local needs
Debbie Sorkin
Debbie Sorkin
National Director of Systems Leadership
The Leadership Centre
Confirmed
11:50 am
Networking Break
12:00 pm
Interactive Workshop: Delivering Accurate and Robust Annual Governance Statements

Annual Governance Statements put all disclosures about governance, risk, and control in one place. It is essential that these documents, which outline how resources have been managed, are accurate and robust in order to demonstrate value for money.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn what an effective Annual Governance Statement looks like
  • Understand best practice for preparing and reviewing your Governance Statement internally
  • Develop your ability to evaluate the quality of the systems of internal control and governance, assess the risks facing your organisation
  • Understand the role of external auditors and the NAO in meeting reporting requirements
CIPFA Representative
CIPFA Representative
CIPFA
Invited
12:40 pm
Workshop: Establishing Good Governance as a Building Block of Oversight

Good governance is essential for effective organisational oversight, and plays a central role in ensuring strong management of public sector entities. Benchmarking and organisational oversight play a central role in ensuring that services are delivered in a way which meets local needs and delivers value for money.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the role of benchmarking to ensure effective organisational oversight and control service delivery
  • Be able to carry out a governance health check to identify governance risks
  • Learn how to recruit, retain, and develop non-executives and board members in order to ensure good governance
Martin Gardner
Martin Gardner
Partner
Grant Thornton
Invited
1:20 pm
Chair's Closing Address
Elsa Pilichowski
Elsa Pilichowski
Director for Public Governance
OECD
Invited
1:30 pm
Conference Close

*programme subject to change

Pricing

  • Public Sector Rate (Local & Central Gov/ NHS/ Higher Education)
    £295 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £245 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £195 + VAT
  • Private Sector
    £395 + VAT