Previous PCF Seminars and Events

Cabinet Office Reviews with John Manzoni

Cabinet Office Reviews with John Manzoni

January 12 2018

10am - 12 noon

Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office John Manzoni joins us to discuss the latest Cabinet Office thinking on reviews of arm’s-length bodies. There will also be input with the view from ALBs. A stimulating and thought provoking event, with PCF’s sister organisation, the Association of Chief Executives.

PCF roundtable with Sir Jeremy Heywood, Head of the Civil Service

PCF roundtable with Sir Jeremy Heywood, Head of the Civil Service

December 01 2017

9am-10am

The PCF are delighted to be hosting another a roundtable event with Sir Jeremy Heywood, Head of the Civil Service, at the Institute for Government on Friday 1 December 9-10am. This will be an opportunity for Chairs to hear an update on the current priorities within the civil service, follow up on any points discussed in our last meeting in September 2016 and raise any concerns they may currently be facing in their organisations.

If members would like to register, please do get in touch with us at secretariat@publicchairsforum.org.uk.

An induction for chairs on the Committee on Standards in Public Life with Lord Bew

An induction for chairs on the Committee on Standards in Public Life with Lord Bew

November 20 2017

2-4pm

We welcome Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, to provide an induction for chairs on the work of the Committee.

PCF Conference

PCF Conference

October 18 2017

10am-3pm

After a disappointing cancellation in May due to the General Election, We are very pleased to confirm a new date for the PCF conference. This will now be taking place on Wednesday 18th October 2017, 10am-3pm. We are delighted to confirm our first speakers: John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, and Professor Colin Talbot, Public Investigator and Political Scientist. Further details to follow soon.
To register please contact secretariat@publicchairsforum.org.uk

Cyber security - are you managing the risks?

Cyber security - are you managing the risks?

September 11 2017

2-4pm

The threat to operational delivery from a cyber attack are ever increasing, so we are excited to host a workshop for our members to hear the latest on how to manage the risks from GCHQ’s National Centre for Cyber Security. Plus, Emma Green, from DCMS’s Europe, Data, Digital and Security Directorate, will be talking through the government’s approach; Steve Lamey, CEO at the Student Loans Company will give one ALB’s perspective; and Professor of Cyber Security Eerke Boiten from De Montfort University’s Cyber Technology Institute, will provide an international perspective. This is a joint event with PCF’s sister organisation, the Association of Chief Executives.

Board Intelligence: What does effective governance look like?

Board Intelligence: What does effective governance look like?

July 14 2017

10am-12pm

On 14 July 2017, 10am-12pm, PCF are delighted to welcome Niamh Corbett from Board Intelligence, who will be talking to members about what effective governance looks like.

General Election 2017 and Beyond

General Election 2017 and Beyond

May 22 2017

10.30am - 12.30pm

Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of a general election, we are excited to host a stimulating discussion between a range of panel speakers: Vicky Pryce, Economist and former joint Head of the Government Economic Service; UKIP MEP William Dartmouth; PWC’s Head of Reputational Damage Neil Sherlock; and Professor Colin Talbot, “The Public Investigator”, British Political Scientist and Chair of Government in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester, will all give us their view on what the election could mean for the UK and its public services. This is a joint event with PCF’s sister organisation, the Association of Chief Executives.

The event will take place at the Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens. London, SW1Y 5AA. To book your place please email secretariat@publicchairsforum.org.uk

The Autumn Statement vs Brexit: a seminar with Carl Emmerson of the Institute of Fiscal Studies

The Autumn Statement vs Brexit: a seminar with Carl Emmerson of the Institute of Fiscal Studies

December 07 2016

4pm - 5.30pm

We are delighted to announce our upcoming event with Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies on Wednesday 7th December, 4pm - 5.30pm at the Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, SW1Y 5AA.

This will be a great opportunity for members to hear an expert take on the implications of the Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement on 23rd November. With the full implications of the EU referendum still unclear and the triggering of Article 50 looming, how will this new Chancellor handle Brexit concerns, and what will it mean for public services? We look forward to Carl’s economic insights into government spending plans in the short and long term. His talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Carl last held a seminar with members in February 2014 on the fiscal challenge ahead from public services - this received strong feedback from attendees, and we encourage members to sign up early for this unmissable private event.

If you would like to register for this seminar, please do let us know as soon as possible by contacting us at secretariat@publicchairsforum.org.uk or clicking ‘Book a place at this event’ below.

Carl Emmerson

Carl is Deputy Director of the IFS and an editor of the annual IFS Green Budget. He is also a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee and the advisory panel of the Office for Budget Responsibility. His recent publications include analysis of the impact of the financial crisis and the Government’s response, an examination of UK pension reforms, and a review of potential Brexit options and their impacts on public finances.

Find out more about Carl here.

PCF member-led seminar: ‘If I had my time again – capturing lessons learnt’

PCF member-led seminar: ‘If I had my time again – capturing lessons learnt’

October 13 2016

4pm - 5.30pm

This seminar, led by Chris Brodie, Chair of the Student Loans Company, will be an opportunity for Chairs to share challenges, learn from each other’s experiences and capture any key lessons learnt throughout your careers. The session will aim to facilitate a positive dialogue about learning, and helping others not to make the same mistakes.

Private Seminar with Sir Jeremy Heywood in partnership with ACE

Private Seminar with Sir Jeremy Heywood in partnership with ACE

October 07 2016

8.30am - 10am

Unfortunately, due to diary constraints, Sir Jeremy Heywood is no longer available for the PCF seminar on 23rd September. While this is disappointing, we are able to offer members the opportunity to engage with Sir Jeremy in a joint-seminar in partnership with the Association of Chief Executives (ACE) instead. This private seminar will be taking place on Friday 7th October, 8.30am - 10am at the Institute for Government.

This will be a great opportunity for both PCF and ACE members to discuss the implications of EU referendum result across government and ALBs with the Head of the Civil Service, as well as receiving an update on his general priorities for civil service and key agendas affecting the ALB landscape. There will also be time for Q&A.

All meetings will take place in our offices in Carlton Gardens, London. Visit the contact us page for full location details.

Adhoc seminars will be arranged around fixed date seminars as necessary, in order to be as responsive as possible to the current environment and requirements of PCF members.

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