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Sign up for our webinar: Expert perspectives on building bridges between central & local government

Join us for our webinar, Expert Perspectives On Building Bridges Between Central And Local Government, on Monday 17th January 11am-12noon.


This is a follow up to our September webinar on the same topic which introduced Mutual Ventures’ report – ‘Building bridges between central and local government: lessons on implementing change’. With the Spending Review complete, attention within Whitehall departments is turning to programme design. The successful delivery of programmes relies on the skills, knowledge, and cooperation of different levels of government – usually Whitehall departments at the centre and councils and/or local/regional agencies at the delivery end. Government programmes need effective facilitation, mediation, and translation to create trusting and productive relationships between partners. This is what we term ‘bridge-building’. This webinar will be packed with practical advice for both policymakers at the centre and delivery partners on the front-line and will cover testimonies from experts who understand what works and what doesn’t. The webinar will be chaired by Mutual Ventures' Andrew Laird. He will be joined by:

  • Kate Josephs, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council. Kate previously also held senior roles in Cabinet Office, Department for Education, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. She brings with her vast experience of delivering change on both sides of the ‘bridge’ between central and local governments.

  • Paul Morrison, Director of Planning Transformation from the Department for Levelling Up Communities and Housing. Paul has previously held senior positions at the Food Standards Agency and at the Home Office where he led the Syrian refugee relocation programme.

If you are hoping to be on either the central or local side of the ‘bridge’ and want to discover how to successfully implement central government policy locally, this webinar is a must.

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