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CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES – COME ON!

The other day in a meeting I asked a Head of Service what his vision for the future of his department was. He replied that, if he was honest, he was holding out for redundancy so hadn’t really thought about it. Admittedly this is an extreme case. I consider myself privileged to work on a […]

GUEST BLOG: REFLECTIONS ON #CLLRCAMP

I was pleased to be part of #cllrcamp on 12th January 2013.  It was a great opportunity to share knowledge and experience and explore the potential of social media in local government with fellow councillors.  About 100 of us gathered at Facebook HQ on a Saturday, representing pretty much the full English spectrum –most political […]

CONTINUING TO BE YOUNG AND IN GOV

Thanks a lot to everyone who read and responded to my post on being “Young and in Gov” a couple of weeks ago. The positive response was overwhelming – it seems there are (luckily for me / the sector) plenty of young and enthusiastic local government officers out there who are willing to respond to […]

YOUNG AND IN GOV?

                  Last week, at a council where I am currently working, I had a meeting with one of their new NGDP-ers (a graduate who had just started on the National Graduate Development Programme). It was BRILLIANT. She had just been placed on a project, her first placement, […]

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

To Coventry this week for the SOLACE Conference, or, to give it its proper title, the SOLACE ‘Summit’. Have you noticed how we tend not to have as many ‘Conferences’ these days? I’m sure this is a direct result of the media scrutiny, and in many cases uninformed media attacks, on local government officers’ expenses. […]

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