Local Strategic Partnerships
14 Jul 2010
9th National Conference. Aligning resources to empower localities. Held at The King's Fund, London

This event provided one of the first opportunities post-election to discuss, debate and benchmark the evolving roles of Local Strategic Partnerships.

Programme
09:50
Mike Burton, Editor, The MJ
Chair's opening remarks

10:00
Steve Freer, Chief Executive, CIPFA
Leading through the cuts

10:20
Andrew Campbell, Acting Director General, Communities and Local Government
Keynote address: New government, new objectives: re-defining the role of LSPs

10:35
Question and answer
Andrew Campbell, Acting Director General, Communities and Local Government

10:40
Edward Andersson, Deputy Director, Involve
The time for tough choices: tried and tested methods for reaching consensus on difficult issues

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:40
Joe Simpson, Director of Politics and Partnerships, Leadership Centre for Local Government
Partnerships with fewer pounds

12:00
Neil Cleeveley, Director of Policy and Communications, NAVCA
How can the voluntary sector help LSPs develop an area-based approach?

12:20
Panel discussion: the leadership challenge for LSPs and area-based approaches
Sian Campbell, Programme Manager, Progress through Partnerships Jessica Crowe, Executive Director, Centre for Public Scrutiny Jackie Mould, Director, Be Birmingham Local Strategic Partnership Tony Medawar, Director Policy and Government Relations

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
The give and take of local government partnerships

14:30
Ruth Stone, Director, Milton Keynes Council of Voluntary Organisations
The third sector and achieving personalisation

14:50
Catherine Staite, Director, Organisational Development and Policy, Office for Public Management
Will budget cuts enable or hinder partnership working?

15:10
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:40
Seminar 1: Streamlining performance management to achieve maximum financial and cultural value: an Australian perspective
James Trail, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Kalamunda (County Council, Australia)

15:40
Seminar 2: Involving communities in decisions on spending
Phil Teece, Programme Manager, Participatory Budgeting Unit Shazia Hussain, Tower Hamlets PCT

15:40
Seminar 3: Delivering local public services through the voluntary sector
Sian Campbell, Programme Manager, Progress through Partnerships James Moody, LSP Manager, Test Valley Borough Council

15:40
Seminar 4: Total Place and the core role of Local Strategic Partnerships
Adam Fineberg, Independent and Local Improvement Advisor