Last week, Convene attended the annual AoC (Association of Colleges) Governance Summit in London, a high profile networking event for Governors, Chairs and Clerks committed to improving governance and board performance. This year, the conference talks highlighted ongoing hot topics for governance managers, like GDPR, Safeguarding and Leadership.
This year, there was a buzz in the air around Brexit negotiations and an evident sense that change to enable a fairerfuture for counties, is being embraced across the UK.
Last week my colleague and I attended the PSEICT Conference in London. We wanted to know how we could better reach our potential customers, and the best way to do that is to find out what they were talking about.
After the last talk at the Government Digital Transformation Conference last week, I don’t think I will ever look at the phrase ‘digital transformation’ in the same way again. As Emma Stace (@emmastace) pointed out in her speech, digital transformation is also about changing the culture of a workplace, which is an ongoing process. Unfortunately, digital transformation is seen as a single task. Transform and you are done. And, as ever, there is a vast canyon separating policy and delivery. So, from now on, I will call it digital evolution.
Yesterday, I attended an Association of Colleges West Midlands Clerks’ Network meeting for the first time at Telford College. The day started of well, with me getting to snap this beautiful example of English countryside scenery: