Policy and professional learning seminar
16 January 2015
Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire
This event will cover critical considerations in transforming frontline services including a look at demand and service transformation issues, income generation and innovation.
Demand management and service transformation
We will explore approaches to business transformation and service redesign. Andy Mudd of APSE solutions will explore the dynamics of matching resources to service need through effective and proven demand management techniques.
Income generation: Trading and charging
As councils grapple with reduced funding many are looking at driving up income through trading and charging strategies. We will explore the legal parameters of trading and charging with a leading specialist lawyer and explore case study authorities. This will include Nottingham's commercialisation approach, achieving new income for leisure services from health commissioners, generating income through charging in waste and grounds services and many other examples of income generation.
As management teams are increasingly faced with new challenges to transform services it is important to build up a working knowledge of new systems, approaches and management techniques. In the innovation session we will explore the psychology of change through 'nudging and budging' service uses to change their behaviour and reduce demand, and to encourage 'channel shift' in frontline services to reduce cost. We will also explore how frontline staff are engaged with the change process.
Judith Barnes, Partner - Head of Local Goverment, DAC Beachcroft
Adrian Hill, Head of Commercial Development , Nottingham City Council
Tara Dumas, Waste and Environmental Services Manager, Wirral Council
Kevin Hadfield, Leisure Services Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Damian Walshe, Head of Fleet and Logistics Management Services, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions
Mo Baines, APSE Head of Communication and Coordination