This year our programme features four content streams, each of which will focus on a key topic in the public sector.
You can choose which streams to attend and therefore build your own individual programme. Stream sessions will include:
RESILIENCE AND RISK
COVID-19 has presented an unprecedented set of risks to professionals working in public finance. Budgets and savings plans will need to be completely overhauled. And with government rolling back on promises to provide the full financial support local authorities will need to weather the storm, long term resilience and sustainability may be at risk. What support will local services need to keep the lights on, and what strategies can be put in place to enhance resilience during and following a crisis?
GOVERNANCE AND TRUST
With the Redmond Review addressing local authority financial reporting and external audit, explore what we can do to improve the state of trust in the public sector through scrutiny and accountability.
PLACE AND PLANET
Public services are changing. The climate crisis has spurred a renewed focus on sustainable services, while COVID has shown collaboration across institutional silos to be key in delivering the best outcomes for citizens. Moving forwards, how can local services create place-based, planet-friendly policy solutions that work for communities at scale?
LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS
In a time of upheaval, there is no better opportunity to reflect on the future of the public finance profession. What does it mean to be a public finance leader? And how do we equip professionals throughout their careers with the skills to tackle tomorrow’s challenge?