Michael Burton is one of the UK’s foremost commentators on Local Government and has been writing on the subject for over 20 years. He regularly speaks at and chairs conferences on public sector issues and contributes to the local and national media.
He is editor of The MJ (Municipal Journal) and editorial director of its parent company, publishers and event organisers, The Hemming Group, overseeing its growing portfolio of local government titles. Apart from The MJ and its annual MJ Awards, these include the Municipal Year Book, Local Government News, Surveyor and the local government website www.localgov.co.uk
A former external examiner for the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Michael was shortlisted as Editor of the Year for the British Association of Magazine Editors Awards 2008.
He is a history graduate of Sussex University where he specialised in 20th century France, spending a year at Nice University’s college of higher European studies.
11:45 am - 12:20 pm
Panel: Developing the 21st Century public service workforce
Theatre: Workforce and Leadership
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Health People Managers Association (HPMA), Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) and Universities HR (UHR) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in April 2018. Whislt there are a range of benefits through this collaboration, the two key priorities are to: to create a collective voice for HR & OD across the whole of public service and to provide opportunities for us to develop HR & OD professionals so that they can work across the sector.
This session will look at the following key challenges and reflect on how the MOU might support solution development and implementation:
- Cross sector collaboration and whole systems leadership
- Inclusion and diversity
- Delivering on the Future of Work – creating adaptable, forward thinking and high performing organisations.