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Re-imagining Scottish Local Government: Councils and the Future of Scotland

AGENDA

0830-0920 Registration and Refreshments
0920-0930 Chair's opening remarks
Elma Murray, Chair, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers, Scotland - Chief Executive, North Ayrshire Council
Session 1 Strategic Role of Scottish Local Government - Plenary
0930-0950 Co-Keynote Speech
Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning Scottish Government
0950-1010 Co-Keynote Speech
Councillor David O'Neill, President, COSLA
1010-1030 Questions and Answer Session
1030-1045 Refreshments
Session 2 Radical Thinking
1045-1105 Learning from Tribes: The importance of empowering people
Duncan Osler, Partner, MacRoberts
1105-1125 Rethinking the funding and delivery of service
Fiona Young, Director - Public Sector Advisory, Ernst & Young
1125-1145 Let's really imagine what local government might be like
Prof Richard Kerley, Professor of Management, Queen Margaret University and member COSLA commission on Strengthening Local Democracy
1145-1200 Question and Answer Session
1200-1245 Lunch
Session 3
New Thinking, New Approaches - Innovation Groups

Innovation Groups will be led and facilitated by 3 senior representatives drawn from Councils, public sector partners and industry experts.  Discussions within the innovation groups will be delegate-led and the output from these will feed into the Panel Discussion sessions in the afternoon session.
1245-1330 Innovation Groups 1
  A:  Economic growth, regeneration and sustainability

Council Lead:
  • Robert Pollock, Head of Economic Development and Strategic Transportation, Argyll and Bute Council and Board Member of EDAS
Partner Lead:
  • Jacqueline Norwood, Neighbourhood Services Leader, Wheatley Group
External Lead:
  • John Smith, Managing Director and Director of Planning, EnviroPlan Consulting
  B:  Scrutiny, accountability, democracy and openness

Council Lead:

Partner Lead:
  • Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner
External Lead:
  • Alastair McGowan, NCC Group
  C:  Health, wellbeing and sport

Council Lead:
  • Richard Grieveson, Head of Resource Planning and Community Services, Dumfries and Galloway Council
Partner Lead:
  • Peter Williamson, Lead for Health and Innovation - Innovation Team Quality Unit, Scottish Government
External Lead:
  • Leanne Rinning, Head of Strategy, Storm ID
  D:  Crime, justice and community safety

Council Lead:
  • Elma Murray, Chief Executive, North Ayrshire Council and Chair, SOLACE Scotland
Partner Lead:
  • Assistant Chief Constable Mike McCormick, Police Scotland
External Lead:
  • David McNeill, Entitlements & Rewards Director, Young Scot
  E:  Public services excellence, modernising and innovation

Council Lead:
  • Bob Jack, Chief Executive, Stirling Council
Partner Lead:
  • Fraser McKinlay, Director of Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland
External Lead:
  • Robin Fallas, Associate, MacRoberts
1330-1340 Comfort Break and move to next group
1340-1425 Innovation Groups 2
  F:  Education, skills and training

Council Lead:
  • Councillor David Fagan, Convener of Regeneration and Infrastructure, North Lanarkshire Council
Partner Lead:
  • Jim Rafferty, Chief Executive, Capital City Partnership
External Lead:
  • Caroline Stuart, Director, Oracle Scotland
  G:  Carbon reduction, energy and sustainability

Council Lead:
  • Gordon Laing, Assistant Business Manager, Planning & Regeneration, North Lanarkshire Council
Partner Lead:
  • Martha Halbert, Sustainable Development Officer, Keep Scotland Beautiful - Sustainable Scotland Network
External Lead:
  • Michael O'Neill, Director, Craighall Energy
  H:  Tourism, hospitality, Scotland and the world stage

Council Lead:
  • George Black, Chief Executive, Glasgow City Council
Partner Lead:
  • Ken Massie, Head of Partnership Relations, VisitScotland
External Lead:
  I:  Digital, citizen engagement and smart services

Council Lead:
  • Ritchie Somerville, Planning, Strategy & Relationship Manager, ICT Solutions, The City of Edinburgh Council
Partner Lead:
  • Colin Cook, Deputy Director - Digital Strategy and Programmes, Scottish Government
External Lead:
  • Martyn Wallace, Head of Digital Sales, O2 telefonica UK
  J:  Finance, financial innovation and procurement

Council Lead:
  •  Nick Smith, Head of Procurement, Edinburgh City Council
Partner Lead:
  • Dorothy Cowie, Director, Scotland Excel
External Lead:
  • Fiona Young, Director - Public Sector Advisory, Ernst & Young
Session 4
Panel Discussions: Report back on Innovation Groups from morning sessions

The Panel Discussion sessions will allow delegates to hear what was discussed in the individual Innovation Groups followed by panel reflection and the opportunity to share views and contribute.
1430-1500 A:  Economic growth, regeneration and sustainability
B:  Scrutiny, accountability, democracy and openness
C:  Health, wellbeing and sport
Panel Discussion
1500-1530 D: Crime, justice and community safety
E:  Public services excellence, modernising and innovation
F:  Education, skills and training
Panel Discussion
1530-1600 G: Carbon reduction, energy and sustainability
H: Tourism, hospitality, Scotland and the world stage
I:  Digital, citizen engagement and smart services
J:  Finance, financial innovation and procurement
Panel Discussion
1600 Chair's Closing Remarks

  


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