11 October 2016, Riddel Hall Belfast
Welcome to the CIPFA NI Annual Conference 2016 from:
Máirtin Ó Muilleoir MLA, Minister, Department of Finance, Northern Ireland Executive
Chaired by Ian James Parsley, Political and Economic Analyst
Manchester United – A Success Story in Public Service Collaboration
Devolution of powers is not restricted to the celtic nations. In 2015, Greater Manchester was proclaimed ‘officially the most exciting place in the UK!' (The Guardian).
A not very quiet revolution has been taking place in one of Europe’s most famous cities.
The leadership necessary to align the public services of this massive city is an inspirational tale of public service collaboration and ingenuity at its best.
Mike Owen, CEO, Bury Council
Welcome to the student stream from CIPFA Student Network NI rep
Game of the Economy
NI Screen will provide an insight into the film industry in NI and the impact it has had on the economy.
Public Financial Management - CIPFA's FM Model
What does good financial management look like and how can it be defined in the public sector? An opportunity to explore answers and to hear how CIPFA assesses the financial management of public sector bodies throughout the world.
Don Peebles, Head of CIPFA Devolved Government
Neil Vincent, Head of Training and Consultancy, CIPFA
Finance Business Partnering
What is the formal definition of a business partner and what are the skills required? In this session, CIPFA will provide the answers. Find out how you can develop and formally recognise business partners in your business and maximise their impact.
Brendan McCarron, CIPFA Associate
Empowerment comes in a can.
This session offers students the opportunity to reflect on the importance of attitude and mindset in pursuing a successful career.
Robert Herdman, motivational speaker, trainer amd author
Co-producing Public Services
Tony Bovaird, Professor of Public Management and Governance, University of Birmingham
Brexit: A Reflection
On 23 June 2016 the people of the UK voted to leave the EU. The consequences of that vote are not yet fully known. The events leading up to the UK’s historic Brexit vote and the drivers behind that vote are fullly explored in this session.
Ian James Parsley, Political and Economic Analyst
Lunch and exhibition
Senior Managers' Stories
CIPFA President, Brian Roberts, and Chief Executive, Rob Whiteman, join a panel of senior managers from across the public and private sectors to talk about where they are now, how they got there, and what they’d do differently if they were qualifying today.
Brian Roberts FCPFA, Director of Corporate Resources, Leicestershire County Council
Dr Daniel McConnell, Partner, Deloitte
Catherine McFarland, Director of Finance, Audit and Assurance, NI Housing Executive
The Role of Charities in Our Changing Society
There will be a key role for charities in delivering Northern Ireland’s new approach and meeting outcomes. But in discussing the future role charities can play in delivering public services it is important to understand the broader context of charities' position in our society. Following last year's fundraising scandals and the high-profile collapse of Kids Company, charities are having to re-evaluate their approach to good governance, their funding models, and their relationship with funders – both contract commissioners and individual donors. Andrew Hind has served during the last year as chair of the Fund Raising Standards Board. Using this experience, Andrew will provide his own take on the potential for growing collaboration between statutory bodies and charities and – in the light of the experiences of 2015 – the need for charities to ensure that they command the trust and confidence of the public in everything they do.
Andrew Hind CB, Outgoing Chair, Fundraising Standards Board
How to Measure Outcomes
Public bodies in Northern Ireland are now expected to adopt an approach that places 'outcomes' at the heart of public service planning. This means that the performance focus will necessarily shift from a traditional input basis to measuring success on the basis of outcomes. This short workshop will offer delegates the opportunity to consider how a different thinking will be required to measure the future success of public services.
Brendan McCarron, CIPFA Associate
Equipping the People to Deliver to the People
There are few people in Northern Ireland who have more experience than Marie of dealing with people-issues during change and reform in public bodies.
As a former deputy chief executive of the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Marie lived with change and the need to address the people issues effectively.
In this session, Marie will outline good practice in employee relations and will provide a critical analysis of how to treat people during reforms to build morale and eradicate scaremongering and fear of change.
Marie Mallon, Chair, Labour Relations Agency
A PEP in the Right Direction
This session will offer students guidance through the completion of the Practical Experience Portfolio.
Aga Jop, Head of Student Support, CIPFA
A Time for Leadership
A rousing finale to the 2016 conference, which will help to unlock the leadership qualities in all of the delegates and set our personal direction for the future challenges.
Lorna McDowell, founder Xenergie International