Rising Stars 2015

If you were at this year’s PPMA seminar in Bristol you will have seen the amazing talent showcased by our Rising Stars and Imogeen Denton from Nottingham City Council crowned the overall winner.

To enter the competition each star had to write a business case to tackle the challenge presented by changing demand for services and diminishing resources. They were asked to propose an initiative to improve collaboration and/or matrix working across their organisation or region. The judges commented the standard of the business cases and originality of ideas this year was the highest ever.

So that you too can be truly inspired by the future talent of public service HR and OD and see how our stars’ ideas can be used in your organisation we have compiled each of the business cases for you. If you would like to contact any of our stars for more information about their idea, their contact details are provided too.

Click here to download a copy of the business cases


Rising Stars 2015 Candidates


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The PPMA is looking for HR stars of the future to take to the stage and showcase their ideas at the Annual PPMA Seminar in 2015.

To be in with a chance of winning PPMA Rising Stars 2015, we would like you to research and write a business case in fewer than 2,500 words that tackles the following:

Public service needs to continue to reinvent itself to meet the ongoing challenges presented by changing demand for services and diminishing resources. What initiative would you propose to improve collaboration and/or matrix working across your organisation or region? Your proposal should be supported with an action plan demonstrating how you propose to implement your initiative in your own world of work

You don't need to work in Local Government to enter, nor do you need to be a member of the PPMA. If you work in HR in the Public Sector and have some great ideas to share this is your opportunity to shine.

All entrants will be invited to Warwick for two days of personal coaching, communication and media skills workshops plus plenty of time to get to know your fellow HR Professionals. You will also have the opportunity to present your project to our panel of judges. The three individuals with the highest scores will then be invited to present at the Annual PPMA Seminar in 2015.


We are delighted to share with you the final line up for this year’s HR Rising Stars competition.

First Name

Last Name

Organisation

Anton

Howarth

Kent County Council

Carly

Boiston

Kent County Council

Chloe

Carter

Hertfordshire County Council

Claudia

Beaumont

Wiltshire Council

Colette

Quinn

oneSource on behalf of London Borough of Havering

Dawn

Tomlyn

ESCC

Emma

Rudd

Kent County Council

Imogeen

Denton

Nottingham City Council

Joseph

Mitchell

Surrey County Council

Ken

Lyon

Nottingham City Council

Rachael

Morris

Nottingham City Council

Samantha

Reilly

Buckinghamshire County Council

Sarah

Brain

Hertfordshire County Council

Sarah

Ward

Trafford Council

Shauna

Posaner

Nottingham City Council

Sian

Waters

Surrey County Council

Tara

Webber

Hertfordshire County Council

Tracey

Inkster

Central Bedfordshire Council

The event will take place on 26 and 27 February at Warwick Conference Centre and we wish all contestants the very best of luck!

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