We would like to introduce our new service – iN The Loop.

iN The Loop sessions are weekly webcasts designed to explore different topics relating to how we can learn from our experiences of responding to Covid-19 as we move forward into our recovery to build better, and normalise a new way of working.

If you would like to stay iN The Loop with iNetwork, then subscribe below to keep up-to-date with all the latest information. This mailing list is dedicated to information about our iN the Loop webcasts – this is separate from the iNetwork general mailing list. We encourage you to be signed up to both!

Please see below for further information on all the upcoming webcasts.

Tuesday 9th June - Harnessing the Power of Community Volunteers: Beyond Lock-down

Harnessing the power of community Volunteers: Beyond Lock-down. 

The first session is hosted by Shelley Heckman, iNetwork, and she will be joined by panel speakers:

Sarah Bullock, St Helens Council
Alison Moglione, Liverpool City Council
Kieran Smith, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Marie-Anne Jackson, North Yorkshire County Council

 

Tuesday 16th June - The Workplace and the New Normal

The Workplace and the New Normal.

This session will explore themes including office and workplace modifications to accommodate social distancing, expansion of remote and agile working methods, and what the enablers of these changes are. We will also be discussing what the medium and long term implications of these changes will be on the working culture of the local public sector and beyond.

The session is hosted by Shelley Heckman, iNetwork, and she will be joined by panel speakers:

Charlotte Byrne, Resolution Interiors

Sarah Barron, North Yorkshire County Council

 

Tuesday 23rd June - The Workforce in the Age of Social Distancing

The Workforce in the Age of Social Distancing.

The session will explore the impact that the dramatic increase in agile and socially distant working is having on the mental and physical well-being of our staff and colleagues, and what strategies we can use to support each other throughout lock-down and beyond. Many of us in the local public sector have had no choice but to change our working arrangements and practices over the past few months. In this session we will also be discussing some of the longer term implications of this on our organisational and personal conceptions of work and working culture.

The session is hosted by Shelley Heckman, iNetwork, and she will be joined by panel speakers:

Alex Grundy,  Plus Dane Housing

Cath McCarty, North  Yorkshire County Council

Vikki Morris, Wigan Council

 

Tuesday 30th June - Understanding the New Threat Landscape

Understanding the New Threat Landscape

Covid-19 has catalysed transformation of the public sector’s working practices and policies. From the dramatic rise in agile working necessitated by social distancing rules, to the increased pressure on public authorities to support local economies and suppliers, many of us have had to adapt to a new way of working.

Unfortunately, those who wish to exploit and defraud the public sector have also been adapting. This iN The Loop session will explore the changing nature of the threat landscape for the local public sector. We will begin by discussing the new trends and tactics being deployed by threat actors, fraudsters, and (cyber) criminals. We will then consider what steps we might take collectively, and as individuals, to ensure that we protect the public sector, and the communities we serve, throughout Covid-19 and into ‘the new normal’.

The session is hosted by Louis Stockwell, iNetwork, and he will be joined by panel speakers:

Lavinia Ferguson, NAFN

Ben Cheetham, MHCLG,

Yunus Mayat, Bradford Council

Tuesday 07th July - Beyond Lock-down: Recovering Local Communities & Economies

Beyond Lock-down: Recovering Local Communities & Economies

This session will examine the grave impact of the Covid-19 lock-down on local economies, and what implications this could have for progressive policy outcomes such as environmental sustainability, inequality, modern slavery, and inclusive growth. The discussion will focus on how the local public sector can champion the ‘build back better’ agenda and explore what this might look like in practice for both the medium to long term.

With our expert panelists, we will discuss these challenges whilst also exploring the opportunities for a positive transformation of our local economies to make them fairer, greener, and more resilient. To do this we will explore topics like local wealth building, progressive procurement practices, commercialisation and much more.

The session is hosted by Louis Stockwell, iNetwork, and he will be joined by panel speakers:

Michael Crook, STAR

Tom Lloyd-Goodwin, CLES

Jonathan Hindle, Rochdale Development Agency

 

Tuesday 14th July - Enabling Data Sharing in a New World

Enabling Data Sharing in a New World.

This session will explore how we have been data sharing during the Covid-19 response phase, the issues and challenges we’ve faced, and what we could learn from this as we move into recovery and reset. The below invited speakers have expertise on data standards, business intelligence and information governance respectively; with local authority experience from Sedgemoor (Somerset), Manchester (Greater Manchester) and Warrington (Cheshire).

The session is hosted by Shelley Heckman, iNetwork, and she will be joined by panel speakers:

  • Paul Davidson, iStandUK & Sedgemoor District Council
  • Paul Holme, Manchester City Council
  • Sarah Gallear, Warrington Borough Council

 

 

Tuesday 21st July - Including the Digitally Excluded during Lock-down

Including the Digitally Excluded during Lock-down.

The session is hosted by Shelley Heckman, iNetwork, and panel speakers are to be confirmed.

 

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