PPMA Annual Seminar 2016

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The Public Service People Manager’s Association (PPMA) is delighted to announce their popular annual seminar for 2016 will be held at

Aston University Conference Centre, Birmingham – Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd June 2016

Click here to download the Seminar programme.

Click here to download a map and directions to the Aston conference venue.

Click here to download delegate joining instructions

The stage is set and the players are coming together to create a space for learning, debating, networking and conferring for people professionals in public service. We are developing an exciting agenda based on key areas of concern and interest to colleagues across public services.

Key speakers and workshop leads include: Lucy Adams from Disruptive HR (formerly HRD at the BBC) with a focus challenging HR and leading change; John Henderson, CEX at Staffordshire, on the move into local government from a very senior role in the military and what he sees as the strengths and challenges of leading a large authority and what HR can do to help; professor Guy Daly from Coventry University on health and social care integration and workforce issues; Martin Cresswell from Impower on cultural dynamics and Paul Medd from Fenland DC on issues for districts and boroughs.

The emphasis for the two day event will be on collaborative working, workshops and good practice from across the sector. Workshops will focus on the Future of Local Government; The Social Workplace; Cross Sector Collaboration and Health Integration; Business Intelligence; Data, HR and the hard stuff; The Pay and Reward Edit; Service redesign, early intervention and demand management; Wellbeing – Juice for thought; and Engaging for Transformation. There will be ‘hackathons’ ahead of the conference on each of the eight workshops to capture ideas ahead and to ensure that the agenda is live and of value to you.

Alongside our talent showcase, the awards dinner and some structured networking contributions from leading experts and practitioners, examples of good practice and lots of learning to take away are set to make the event lively, engaging, brim-full of useful stuff and a chance to meet with colleagues to energise and focus on the challenges ahead for HR and OD.

Here’s Sue Evans talking about this ‘not to be missed’ event.

So make sure you book early and put the dates in your diary now.

Come, challenge, question, share, learn and enjoy!

Visit the Book your place page to download the booking form. Please attach and return your booking form to [email protected]

Post Seminar Speaker Presentations

Below are a selection of the presentations from the annual seminar – click here to view the presentations via SlideShare – more will follow shortly.


Annual Seminar 2016 – PICTURES

We have some fabulous pictures from our Annual Seminar at Aston University Conference Centre in Birmingham on the 22nd and 23rd June – click on the picture below to see them all.


PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2016 – WINNERS

We are delighted to announce the winners of the PPMA Awards 2016. Our thanks to all of our judges and sponsors of these awards.




The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) is the first choice association for people professionals in public services.

For more than 40 years we have been a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services Human Resources (HR) and Organisation Development (OD) community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.


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