October 19th 2020 |

Agenda

Time

Session

10:00

Chair's introduction

10:10

Opening keynote address - Leading Smarter Working from the Front

  • How has the civil service come closer together in the last few years while focusing on the adoption of future flexible working patterns?
  • The importance of remote working
  • Looking forward  - ‘the art of the possible’

Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer, HM Government

10:30

Opening panel - Diagnosing Whitehall: How the Public Sector Can Get Smart Working Right

  • The 2004 Working Without Walls report set out an early model for smart working and improved workspaces.
  • Government may be a machine, but its parts always need to adapt to new times and new roles. 
  • What has changed in the last 20 years? What is left to change?

11:00

End of morning session

13:00

Always Adding Value: Staff Networks & Flexibility

  • What's smart about exclusion?
  • Hear a diversity and inclusion specialist speak on how diverse, inclusive workforces contribute to flexible, productive staff networks

Violet Bradley, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Home Office 

13:20

Panel Workshop – Smart Working, The Experience of Covid-19 and Beyond

  • The Changing Work Company has continued working with public sector clients to support them implementing Smart Working change.
  • Hear from those who have successfully implemented and supported new people and locations strategies during the Covid crisis.
  • ChangeMakers – what can your department or organisation learn?
  • As elements of face-to-face working return, what needs to be done going forward - and what is the future role of the ChangeMakers? 

Bridget Workman, Founder & Director, The Changing Work Company

14:00

Chair's closing remarks

Close of content day one

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice 

Time

Session

10:00

Chair's introduction

10:10

Opening keynote address - Leading Smarter Working from the Front

  • How has the civil service come closer together in the last few years while focusing on the adoption of future flexible working patterns?
  • The importance of remote working
  • Looking forward  - ‘the art of the possible’

Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer, HM Government

10:30

Opening panel - Diagnosing Whitehall: How the Public Sector Can Get Smart Working Right

  • The 2004 Working Without Walls report set out an early model for smart working and improved workspaces.
  • Government may be a machine, but its parts always need to adapt to new times and new roles. 
  • What has changed in the last 20 years? What is left to change?

11:00

End of morning session

13:00

Always Adding Value: Staff Networks & Flexibility

  • What's smart about exclusion?
  • Hear a diversity and inclusion specialist speak on how diverse, inclusive workforces contribute to flexible, productive staff networks

Violet Bradley, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Home Office 

13:20

Panel Workshop – Smart Working, The Experience of Covid-19 and Beyond

  • The Changing Work Company has continued working with public sector clients to support them implementing Smart Working change.
  • Hear from those who have successfully implemented and supported new people and locations strategies during the Covid crisis.
  • ChangeMakers – what can your department or organisation learn?
  • As elements of face-to-face working return, what needs to be done going forward - and what is the future role of the ChangeMakers? 

Bridget Workman, Founder & Director, The Changing Work Company

14:00

Chair's closing remarks

Close of content day one

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice 

Time 

Session

11:00

Day two: Launch of morning session

Chair's morning remarks 

11:05

Stream keynote 

Experience Building Smarter Solutions 

  • What does a period of significant performance improvement actually look like for a public sector body?
  • Keeping open to future changes - what smarter working programmes lie in store? 

11:20

Content TBA

12:00

End of the morning session

Lunch

14:00

Launch of afternoon session 

Chair's afternoon remarks

14:05

Stream keynote 

Flexible working in the public sector
  • In 2018, of all people who worked in the public sector, 42% said that they worked flexibly through alternative working patterns
  • Hear an updated analysis form the ONS on working flexibly in the public sector, setting out the reasons behind part time working
  • What can the research tell us about employee wellbeing, personal and team productivity
Freyja Bibby, Senior Statistical Officer, Public Sector Analysis and Projects, Office for National Statistics

14:20

Panel Workshop

Smart Tech 

  • Getting into the specific technolgies that fundamentally change the way organisations optimise efficiency and productivity.
  • Navigate the pitfalls of innovation and disrupitve tech

15:00

Chair's closing remarks

Close of day two content

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice

Time

Session

11:00

Day three: Launch of morning session 

Chair's morning remarks

11:05

Rolling out localised reform: A case study 

  • How does a niche project examing how public servants approach work become a template for how local government approaches smarter working?

11:20

Content TBA

12:00

End of morning session

Lunch 

14:00

Launch of afternoon session

Chair's summary remarks

 

14:05

Workshop

Reimagining Government's Workspaces

  • Join representatives from the Government Property Agency to discuss their work during Covid-19
  • Learn how to create safe workspaces
  • How can organisations think differently about what the future of work might look like? 
  • What are the long term smart working solutions for the public sector? 

Jenny Baynes, Head of Business Change, Cabinet Office

14:30

Closing keynote address

Where Does Smart Working Go After 2020?

  • Smarter working is going to be ever more prevalent in the coming years, particularly as more become used to remote work during the current circumstances. 
  • The future of flexible working in a post-Covid world
  • What are the leadership qualities required in this new frontier?

Prof. Jim McManus, Vice President, Association of Directors of Public Health UK

14:50

Chair's closing remarks

15:00

Close of day three content

Close of summit

Launch of the on demand programme

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice