It’s the PPMA Policy Board meeting next week and I’m busy preparing the agenda with colleagues. It looks as though it will be a lengthy and busy meeting with a number of meaty issues being discussed such as the next steps in the PPMA Business Plan, the future of reward in the public sector, PPMA and social networking, membership development, etc.
As usual, I will post a blog following the meeting to update members on the outcomes.
This week sees the start of the annual CIPD Conference which has moved to Manchester. A number of PPMA people will be speaking there including myself, Sue Scrivens from Gloucestershire CC, Leatham Green from East Sussex CC, Jim Savege from Cumbria CC, Angela O’Connor from the NPIA, Cathy Butterworth and Christine Brereton from GMP, Richard Crouch from Somerset CC, Martin Tiplady from the Metropolitan Police. What a fantastic showing for the public sector and PPMA!
My session is on Transforming HR Efficiency in the Public Sector and if it’s a topic that is of interest to you, you may want to look up the research publication from the CIPD entitled The Challenge for Public Sector HR – Responding to the Operational efficiency Programme. It will be published this week to coincide with the conference.
Last week I attended and spoke at the East of England regional PPMA Conference. Not only was there and excellent turnout but Anne Gibson had also pulled together fantastic line up of speakers. If that’s anything to go by, I am looking forward to her annual PPMA Conference in 2011 already! Which also reminds me to also mention this year’s conference. As you will have seen, Dean is busy booking a number of excellent, international speakers. It is really lining up to be a fascinating and challenging conference – one not to miss!
Bye for now