We're running a free webinar on 21st September at 11am - ‘Building Bridges Between Central And Local Government’.
The successful delivery of government programmes relies on the skills, knowledge, and cooperation of different levels of government – usually Whitehall departments at the centre and councils and/or local/regional agencies at the frontline.
Government programmes need effective facilitation, mediation, and translation to create trusting and productive relationships between partners. This is what we term ‘bridge-building’ and this webinar will be packed with practical advice for both policy makers at the centre and delivery partners on the front line.
Andrew Laird will present the findings of Mutual Ventures’ new report ‘Building bridges between central and local government - Lessons from programmes to implement change in public services’ exploring the following:
• What do we mean by ‘bridge-building’?
• What are the key differences between central and local government that require bridge-building?
• What can we learn about bridge-building from Mutual Venture’s experience of programmes working with central and local government?
• What skills are required in a bridgebuilder and what should you look for when designing a programme?
Andrew, Managing Director of Mutual Ventures will be joined by an expert panel including Hannah Meyer, Executive Director for Reducing Reoffending at the Ministry of Justice and Adam Lent, Chief Executive of New Local.
The panel will also discuss their own experience of effective partnership working between central and local. There will be an opportunity to post questions once our panel has spoken – but please also feel free to submit any questions in advance of the session to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are hoping to be on either the central or local side of the “bridge” and want to discover how to successfully implement central government policy locally, this webinar is a must.