Total Place
15 Sep 2009
Focusing funding on places – not institutions. Held at Cavendish Conference Centre

Public services must accelerate how well they are working together. Public spending melt down and increased expectations from citizens are combining to change the way public services are delivered. This change must happen at a local level. This conference, in partnership with The MJ, brought together the senior managers from across local areas that are tasked with making this happen.

Programme
10:00
Michael Burton, Editor, The MJ
Welcome from Conference Chair

10:10
John Atkinson, Chief Executive, Leadership Centre for Local Government
The ‘Total Place’ initiative – what is it and how is it working now?

10:30
Joanna Killian, Chief Executive, Essex County Council
Local collaboration – impossible without strong local leadership

10:50
Helen Bailey, Director of Public Services, HM Treasury
Keynote address

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:50
Jackie Mould, Director, Be Birmingham
Real partnerships working together – transcending the shared services/efficiency agendas

12:10
Diane Wood, Corporate Director Resources, Cumbria County Council
Does local public spending match with local priorities? How can we ensure it does?

Document coming soon
12:30
Panel Debate: Seizing the cost cutting agenda at the local level
Caroline Fowles, Chief Executive, Swindon PCT Stephen Taylor, Local Government Commentator Gareth Davies, Managing Director – Local Government, Audit Commission Catherine Staite, Director, Office for Public Management

13:05
Questions and discussion Session 2
13:15
Buffet lunch and networking
14:15
Councillor Jeremy Pembroke, Leader, Suffolk County Council & Andrea Hill, Chief Executive, Suffolk County Council
The importance of local collaboration in providing excellent services

14:55
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:05
Refreshments and exhibition
15:10
Interactive workshops – The people issues: S3) Customer insight activity around Total Place
Lesley Courcouf, Head of Strategy – Local Transformation, Improvement and Efficiency, Communities and Local Government