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Event – Managing the Deficit, A Progress Report

By Kieron L Jones, on 15 April 2011

17 May 2011, Barbican LONDON

This event is CPD certified

Most public sector organisations will be suffering unprecedented reductions in funding in the next few years. At the same time, the general public and politicians will be expecting the current level of public services to be maintained. This will require huge improvements in the productivity of staff, organisational re-structuring, shared services to make use of scale, better use of IT, rationalisation of the public sector estate and much better procurement. Another purpose of this event is to showcase some of the excellent work that is taking place in the public sector and which has wider application. ‘Lean’ is a structured approach to involving the workforce in delivering higher productivity, through streamlining processes and through fewer errors. Re-engineering one’s organisation and making best use of IT can create step-changes in efficiency. A shared services operation can also contribute enormously.

The programme will address what the cuts mean, summarise where the greatest opportunities may lie, and also reflect on the way some services may have to change. Delegates will be provided with practical ways to manage with less. The panel debate ’20 ways to save’ will provide delegates with practical examples of where and how public sector bodies have made savings.

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Speakers include:

Colin Cram – Former Chief Executive, North West Centre of Excellence and Director, Marc1
David Clark – Director General of SOLACE
Chris Simpson – Deputy Director of PaceSetter, HMRC
Councillor Paul Tilsley – Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council
Ken Cole – Efficiency Adviser, Capital Ambition