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Virtual Event: Modernising the Local Government Workplace

Achieving back-office transformation to create the agile and inclusive workforce of the future

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Agenda Overview:

Local councils face many challenges in catering for population growth and meeting the ever-changing needs of our diverse community.

It is vital to ensure councils have both the capacity and capability within its workforce to deliver positive outcomes; enabling it to retain existing staff, as well as attracting new employees to ensure an organisation has the right number of people, with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time.

Embracing and investing in technology to increase workplace productivity will help enable flexibility and sustainability, such as job sharing, flexible working hours, compressed working weeks, part-time work, and working from home.

The “Modernising the Local Government Workplace” virtual event will help showcase success stories and support senior leaders with their planning and strategy, to ensure they have a capable, skilled, engaged and sustainable workforce in order to deliver on their commitments.

Key Takeaways:

Understand how to reduce costs and increase efficiency through workforce management adjustments

Learn how to maximise the use of technology and devices to increase efficiency

Identify how to create a culture of innovation and collaboration to achieve more with less

Gain insights into best practice upskilling and training

Your Inspiring Speakers:

Rachel Shimmin

Chief Executive
Buckinghamshire Council (UK)

Amardeep Prasad

Director, Office of Civic Innovation City and County of San Francisco

Jennifer Bednar

Director Customer and Business Transformation
City of Casey

Heather Shotter

Chief Executive Officer
Palmerston North City Council (NZ)

Karina Ewer

Chief Executive Officer
District Council of Streaky Bay

Chris Carroll

Head of Solution Delivery & Improvement
City Of Port Phillip

Thomas Kohlenbach

Senior Product Specialist

Matt Davis

Senior Solution Consultant

Heather Martens

Associate Director

Simona Dimovski

Chief Information Officer
Sutherland Shire Council

Sean Keating

Account Executive, Local Government (NSW & QLD)

Toni Jones

Partner, National Sector Leader for Local Government

Agenda Highlights:

12:00 pm
Welcome from PSN
12:10 pm
Opening from Chair
12:20 pm
Leadership lessons from across the globe
12:35 pm
Using technology to enable employees
12:50 pm
Revolutionising Teamwork in the Public Sector
1:05 pm
In Partnership with Microsoft, Technology Transformation at Sutherland Shire Council
1:20 pm
Achieving greater agility and workforce efficiency
1:35 pm
Creating a contemporary workplace
2:05 pm
End of session


Complimentary to attend

For Public Sector only

Online event


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