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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Laird

Catch up on our webinar – Strategic priorities in and beyond the crisis: how to build back better

Updated: Mar 22, 2021

Catch up on our webinar where we consider strategic priorities in and beyond the crisis with a focus on how to build back better.

The webinar was hosted by Andrew Laird who was joined by Danny Kruger MP and Damian Allen, Chief Executive of Doncaster Council. Thank you to Danny and Damian for their contributions.

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Watch a recording of the webinar! (59mins)

About the webinar

COVID-19 has placed immense pressure on public services and shown the vital role of Local Authorities in leading their communities through the crisis.

The immediate response to the pandemic has been for partners to work together, drawing in communities in a spirit of cooperation.

Local Authority leaders are uniquely placed to think about what comes next, and how people and places can recover, reset and thrive. But this requires a coherent response across the system, based on genuine collaboration with communities.

There is no easy way to do this. To help you inform your local approach, we hosted a webinar to share the latest thinking both nationally and locally.

Andrew Laird from Mutual Ventures was joined by:

  1. Danny Kruger MP, who presented his proposals on sustaining the community response to Covid-19 recently published in a report commissioned by the Prime Minister;

  2. Damian Allen, Chief Executive of Doncaster Council, who shared his recent experience of managing multiple crises at the same time.

In the webinar we discussed:

  1. What are the implications of COVID-19 for the Government’s levelling up agenda? And what it might mean in practice for your local economy and communities?

  2. How to navigate the multiple pressures and uncertainties, driving change at pace across the whole system?

  3. How to build the relationships and governance to work alongside partners and communities to tackle the challenges laid bare by COVID-19?

  4. How can we avoid a return to business as usual by ‘locking in’ the positive changes that have happened during the crisis?


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