PPMA Annual Seminar 2016


The Public Service People Manager's Association (PPMA) is delighted to announce their popular annual seminar for 2016 will be held at

Aston University Conference Centre, Birmingham - Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd June 2016

Click here to download the Seminar programme.

Click here to download a map and directions to the Aston conference venue.

Click here to download delegate joining instructions

The stage is set and the players are coming together to create a space for learning, debating, networking and conferring for people professionals in public service. We are developing an exciting agenda based on key areas of concern and interest to colleagues across public services.

Key speakers and workshop leads include: Lucy Adams from Disruptive HR (formerly HRD at the BBC) with a focus challenging HR and leading change; John Henderson, CEX at Staffordshire, on the move into local government from a very senior role in the military and what he sees as the strengths and challenges of leading a large authority and what HR can do to help; professor Guy Daly from Coventry University on health and social care integration and workforce issues; Martin Cresswell from Impower on cultural dynamics and Paul Medd from Fenland DC on issues for districts and boroughs.

The emphasis for the two day event will be on collaborative working, workshops and good practice from across the sector. Workshops will focus on the Future of Local Government; The Social Workplace; Cross Sector Collaboration and Health Integration; Business Intelligence; Data, HR and the hard stuff; The Pay and Reward Edit; Service redesign, early intervention and demand management; Wellbeing – Juice for thought; and Engaging for Transformation. There will be ‘hackathons’ ahead of the conference on each of the eight workshops to capture ideas ahead and to ensure that the agenda is live and of value to you.

Alongside our talent showcase, the awards dinner and some structured networking contributions from leading experts and practitioners, examples of good practice and lots of learning to take away are set to make the event lively, engaging, brim-full of useful stuff and a chance to meet with colleagues to energise and focus on the challenges ahead for HR and OD.

Here's Sue Evans talking about this 'not to be missed' event.

So make sure you book early and put the dates in your diary now.

Come, challenge, question, share, learn and enjoy!

Visit the Book your place page to download the booking form. Please attach and return your booking form to finance@ppma.org.uk

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