If your organisation isn’t a member of iNetwork but you think it might benefit please get in touch for a chat or check out our support programme brochure. Membership fees are paid annually and enable anyone from a member organisation to attend all our activities without additional costs. In the first instance please contact Jill via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view our 2017-18 programme brochure
“The iNetwork Partnership continues to grow thanks to its role in helping us access intelligence, collaborate and innovate. With big structural changes afoot with Brexit and regional devolution, coupled with the public sector reform challenges we face, it is more important than ever that iNetwork continues to stay relevant with its support to the membership. iNetwork’s priorities for 2017-18 are based on a combination of research and your views and directly tackle many of our big issues: Early intervention and prevention, more effective digital delivery, information sharing and security and more effective procurement and commissioning. Thank you to everyone who contributes to iNetwork and supports those contributions. On behalf of my colleagues on the Executive Board, I encourage you to make the most of iNetwork’s resources and support during 2017-18.”
Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive of Tameside Council and Chair of iNetwork
10 Ways iNetwork benefits your organisation
1. Access to 170 expert speakers each year on a wide range of service reform topics
2. Help and support on information security compliance such as the PSN
3. Information sharing and security guidance, training and coaching for SIROs, Information Asset Owners and officers to help avoid Data Protection Breaches
4. Staff up-skilling on lean tools and techniques and systems thinking, on site with free materials developed within the sector
5. Space for thought leaders to consider the future of local public services with experts
6. The chance for colleagues to be recognised by their peers for delivering exceptional projects
7. New skills and support from coaching and training by The Design Council
8. Deep dive roundtables to explore ideas and best practice honestly and in depth
9. Guidance on procurement best practice
10. Direct access to key Government programme leaders in areas like welfare reform and health & social care integration.
Feedback on iNetwork
Colleague from Lancashire County Council:
Useful information sharing through the events prompted us to review our data gathering and performance monitoring arrangements – we made use of Manchester’s work on this.
Colleague from Trafford Council:
The [Welfare Reform] session gave vital information on how local authorities can react and plan corresponding activities relating to data sharing and best practice, it also helped to signpost delegates towards the residents that would potentially be at most risk.
Colleague from the Information Commissioners Office:
The unusually low number of penalties and undertakings given to North West councils is because of the support that is provided by iNetwork.
Colleague from Cheshire Fire & Rescue
I have found the [Procurement Hub] meetings to be informative and an excellent network for sharing ideas and best practise. Examples of this are the Contract Management Principles Model that was produced as a result of a piece of worked commissioned by Manchester City Council and now shared with the wider group. Also, it is useful to understand new frameworks as they become available and how to access them, these are really useful tools for Procurement Managers.