Whistleblowing and the role of the Chair and Board
December 10 2013
At this seminar, Cathy James, CEO of Public Concern at Work will be talking about whistleblowing and the important role that Chairs and board members have to play. This session will follow the launch of the report by the Whistleblowing Commission on 27 November, the findings of which will be used as a basis for discussion at the meeting.
Best practice in delivering Public Body Reform
December 03 2013
A joint discussion forum hosted by Cabinet Office, Association of Chief Executives and the Public Chairs’ Forum. An opportunity for CEOs/Chairs of public bodies to share their approaches to leading an organisation through reform or closure and to discuss experiences and lessons learned in order to enhance the individual and collective approach to the on-going programme. The seminar will begin with two short presentations, leading into a roundtable discussion.
Civil Service Reform and the Sponsorship of Public Bodies, with Katherine Kerswell
October 23 2013
Katherine Kerswell, Director General of Civil Service Reform at Cabinet Office, will join us to talk about sponsorship of public bodies at our seminar in October, putting this into the wider context of civil service reform. The meeting will be an opportunity for Chairs to discuss and share views on the development of sponsorship as a specialism within Government, which includes the publication of a new framework for sponsorship for departments. Senior officials from Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills will also be at the meeting.
Leadership Challenges for Chairs - a member led seminar
September 10 2013
At September’s seminar, three PCF members have been invited to talk in some detail about a particular leadership challenge they are faced with in their roles.
The panel will be comprised of:
Dr Jane Martin, Local Government Ombudsman,
Caroline Sheppard, Chief Traffic Adjudicator
Jenny Watson, Chair of Electoral Commission
Each panel member will speak for 5-10 minutes before opening up into a wider discussion with members. Chairs will be able to discuss the issues at hand, share their experiences, and offer possible solutions to the challenges. This is an opportunity to learn from one another and learn more about the important work that different members do.
Best practice efficiency in public bodies - a roundtable discussion
June 25 2013
A roundtable event focused on identifying and exploring examples of best practice efficiency in public bodies. This will be an opportunity for Chairs to share their experiences and have an in-depth discussion about best practice efficiency in public bodies. Rather than focusing solely on public bodies, we are keen for Chairs to draw on their experiences from other sectors too so as to enrich the discussion and debate. Colleagues from the Institute for Government and Cabinet Office will be taking part in the discussion too.
A seminar with Peter Riddell, Director of the Institute for Government
June 13 2013
Peter will be sharing his perspectives on priorities and challenges for Government and their implications for public bodies.
Public Body Reform - what next?
May 21 2013
At this seminar, we will be joined by a Government Minister to discuss next steps in public body reform, including a closer look at alternative models that Chairs can consider adopting in their organisations.
Spending controls in public bodies - a roundtable discussion
March 06 2013
What impact have government spending controls had on public body / department relationships? This seminar will be ran by the PCF in partnership with the Institute for Government and the Universities of Birmingham and Sheffield and will build on our previous work on effective relationships between departments and public bodies. Chairs will have the opportunity to contribute their views and inform the development of detailed recommendations for improving the controls framework.
Strategic effective and efficient risk management in public bodies
January 16 2013
Trevor Llanwarne, Government Actuary, will lead a discussion with Chairs of public bodies on strategic risk management in government. What is the common approach and how can this be improved? Trevor will present a new approach to risk that ALBs can start using in their organisations immediately.
Handling Complaints in Public Bodies - the role of the Chair
December 12 2012
A seminar with Dame Julie Mellor, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
The seminar will consider the role of Chairs of public bodies in handling complaints – what should we be doing, what more we can be doing, and how the Ombudsman can help.
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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October 31 2013
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August 19 2013
Peter Riddell, Director of the Institute for Government, joined members of the Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF) at a seminar in June to discuss challenges… more »