Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Scotland's Collective Challenge: Planning Scotland's Post-Pandemic Public Services

Scotland's public finance week of the year

Scotland Collective Challenge

Event postponed

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As Scotland navigates its way through the end of the first year of the pandemic, CIPFA proposes to support Scotland's public service leaders in a virtual gathering to begin to plot the economic and public service recovery. In the spirit of both safety and sustainability, CIPFA has designed an innovative series of webinars as 'a conference at your desk'.

CIPFA considers that the key elements to recovery are likely to be refinancing the economy, regeneration of Scotland's public services, a re-focus on the role of people, place and our assets as well as embracing Scotland's new-found digital transformation, all of which should be underpinned by good financial management.

Why attend?

Whether working from home or one of the few who will have returned to office working, this is a superb opportunity and outlet for all of Scotland's finance professionals and public sector teams to contribute to the planning and rebuilding Scotland's economy and our public services. CIPFA has therefore described this as Scotland's collective challenge. 

Choose all five days or book individual days (view booking and pricing here) – and don't miss out on an exciting week of insight, debate, intelligence and practical information for all those working in Scotland's public sector.

Don Peebles, CIPFA Head of Devolved Governments, Policy and Technical, explains why he felt holding the event was necessary after a tough year for our public services and more to come.

The week's highlights

Here is a taster of a our compelling and varied programme from the full week:

  • Scotland's Economy, Ben MacPherson MSP, Minister for Public Finance - day three, Wednesday 
  • Trusting Politicians, Kezia Dugdale, Director, John Smith Centre - day five, Friday
  • What Good FM Looks Like in a Post COVID Scotland, Brian Roberts, Chair of CIPFA Governance - day two, Tuesday
  • Public Services – A Report Card, Nick Davies, Institute for Government - day three, Wednesday
  • Creating a Hospital in 3 Weeks, Jill Young MBE VLL, Chief Executive, NHS Louisa Jordan - day four, Thursday
  • The Role of Evidence Based Policy Making, Professor Paul Cairney, University of Stirling - day one, Monday
  • And much, much more
View the full five day programme and our exciting speaker line up.

The webinar week themes

  • Public service resilience
  • Good financial management
  • The economy
  • Modern investment in Scotland's future
  • Public service people

Event postponed

You are able to book all five days for a conference experience – or pick and choose which days are of interest for your flexibility.