A key event in the calendars of those working in the public services in Northern Ireland.
The year 2016 marks a significant change in the relationship between the people of Northern Ireland and their public services. An ambitious programme for government signalled clearly a new approach to service design, delivery and what the people can expect from services. At the heart of this new approach is a clear focus on outcomes to address the big issues in society. This new focus will shift the lens from public service structure to individuals, and from inputs to outcomes.
All of this takes place when downward pressures on public spending in Northern Ireland are likely to mean less resources available for public services. The relationship between public money and our public services will become even more important.
CIPFA’s finance professionals can lead debate and be at the heart of this exciting new approach, where the link between public resources and the outcomes for society will need even closer scrutiny. But no single public body can achieve an improved outcome on its own. Achieving the ambition for change in Northern Ireland will require a collaborative approach by all public, private and community partners.
CIPFA's 25th annual conference on Northern Ireland will address the issues associated with this new approach and will feature good practice examples, inspiring leadership sessions and an insight into what the blueprint for Northern Ireland will resemble. The conference will equip Northern Ireland’s public service professionals with a clear view of the extent of change.
CIPFA has carefully selected the Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (CNPR) at Queen’s University Belfast as the conference venue. Delegates will not only experience a first class conference venue in Riddel Hall, but will have access to the latest evidence-based policy development and debate in a CIPFA conference format.
The programme has been designed to enable you to choose from a wide range of plenary sessions and dedicated workshops to plan your own conference experience.