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24 November 2016, Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff
Welcome to the 2016 conference from:
Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government
Empowerment: How Not to...
With both humour and inspiration this session explores practically what empowerment really means. The subject is approached however from a different direction. On the basis that we learn more from our mistakes and our failures - we learn how not to empower our people!
Robert Herdman, Motivational speaker, author and trainer
Refreshments and exhibition
Aiming Higher: A Local Government Ambition
Words like choice, creativity and ambition for citizens are not normally terms associated with a finance report. But that is exactly what appears in the innovative vision from the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales. The Chair of the Commission sets the bar high with this inspiring vision.
Professor Tony Travers, Director of British Government, London School of Economics
Lunch and exhibition
Understanding the Barnett Formula
The much talked about formula is explained in an understandable way to enable senior public finance professionals to gain an understanding.
Alan Bermingham, Policy and Technical Manager, CIPFA
Public Service Business Partners
What is the formal definition of a business partner, what are the skills required? CIPFA has the answer. Find out how you can develop and formally recognise business partners in your business.
Alistair Steenson, Training Development and Delivery Manager, CIPFA
Closing Accounts – the Future Looks Like This
The public demand for earlier information but with less resource has caused CIPFA to introduce remarkable innovation. This session is a glimpse into the future of traditional stewardship
Victoria Barnard, CIPFA
Realising Our Ambition - Empowering Our People
Using integration as a backdrop, conventional thinking will be challenged using a wealth of practical experience across sectors. This will provide a compelling finale to the conference leaving delegates clear about the importance, the necessity and the practical hurdles associated with organisational and transformational change in the Welsh public sector.
Vanessa Young, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation
CIPFA’s President sets out the Institute’s vision, the strategic goals and updates delegates on all of CIPFA’s current initiatives from its work internationally to how it is at the forefront of developing tools and materials to support public finance practitioners in Wales.
Brian Roberts CIPFA President
Close of conference, Iolo Llewellyn, President of CIPFA Wales