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Leadership Forum
2021

Leadership Forum
2021

Leading through lockdown

Resilience, Recovery & Hope

Welcome to the 2021 Leadership Forum section of our website.

If you haven’t already saved the date, be sure to mark Thursday March 25th in your calendars. This year the theme of the forum is Leading through Lockdown, and we’ll be focusing on leadership of resilience, recovery and hope.

In order to ensure as many of you as possible are able to attend, we have decided to bring the Leadership Forum to you, and will be running the event virtually via Zoom which will allow for a fully interactive experience.

As always, we are joined by some fantastic speakers, details of which you can find below, with insightful and inspirational stories to share.

We do hope you can join us and look forward to seeing our friends and co-workers from across local government on March 25th.

Julie Howarth, Head of Learning & Events, Solace

Key Information

When is it taking place?

Thursday 25th March, 2021
09:30 - 13:00

How is it being delivered?

This year, the Leadership Forum will be coming to you digitally via Zoom. Once you've purchased your ticket, joining instructions will be emailed to you.

Where can I buy a ticket?

To buy a ticket, head over to our booking page by clicking the button below. And remember, if you're a Solace member, you'll benefit from a discounted ticket rate for this event.

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Our Agenda

9:30
Welcome & Introductions

Matt Prosser, Chief Executive at Dorset Council & Solace Policy Lead for Leadership & Learning 

Alison McKenzie – Folan, Chief Executive at Wigan Council & Solace Policy Lead for Digital Leadership

10:00
Keynote Session - Resilience & Recovery

Brian Mort, Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Blue Prism

10:20
Interactive Panel Session

Stories of personal resilience throughout the pandemic. How do we create hope in our organisations?

Averil Price, Director of Community & Customer Services at Wealden District Council 

Ian Thomas CBE, Chief Executive at the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames 

Alison McKenzie – Folan, Chief Executive at Wigan Council & Solace Policy Lead for Digital Leadership 

11:00
Catch up over a coffee

An opportunity to break into smaller groups and share stories of personal resilience and learnings with your colleagues.

12:00
Keynote Session - Leadership of Hope

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Fair4AllFinance and Co-Chair of the Inclusive Economy Partnership

12:40 - 13:00
Closing Remarks

Matt Prosser, Chief Executive at Dorset Council & Solace Policy Lead for Leadership & Learning 

Alison McKenzie – Folan, Chief Executive at Wigan Council & Solace Policy Lead for Digital Leadership

Our Speakers

Matt Prosser
Chief Executive at Dorset Council & Solace Policy Lead for Leadership & Learning & Chair of the LGA Local Government Delivery Council

Matt Prosser, Speaker headshot

Alison McKenzie-Folan
Chief Executive at Wigan Council & Solace Policy Lead for Digital Leadership

Alison Mc-Kenzie-Folan, Speaker headshot

Sacha Romanovitch OBE
CEO of Fair4AllFinance & Co-Chair of the Inclusive Economy Partnership

Headshot of speaker Sacha Romanovitch

Brian Mort
Chief Executive Officer EMEA of Blue Prism

Ian Thomas CBE, Chief Executive of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Additional speakers coming soon...

We still have some more speaker announcements to make. Check back soon and keep an eye on our social media channels for speaker updates.

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There are many benefits of being a Solace member including access to exclusive events (online and in person), opportunities to network with like-minded sector professionals, and discounts on courses and events like this one.

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To join our panel of industry experts and your co-workers from across the sector as we explore Leadership through lockdown, click the ‘Book Now’ button to secure your place.

Prices from £225 + VAT per person.

For bookings of 5 or more individuals from the same authority, please contact events@solace.org.uk