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10th November 2020

9:15 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks 
Chris Moriarty
Chris Moriarty
Director of Insight
Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management
Confirmed
9:20 am
Keynote Address | The Future of Civil Service Transformation: Post-COVID-19 Plans and Priorities 
  • Outlining the risks and opportunities of COVID-19 and committing to economic recovery – providing a route for government-funded investment and job creation across the UK, and considering a re-rationalisation of the estate  
  • Setting out the direction and priorities of the Annual Business Plan 2020-2021 and reinforcing the GPA’s roll with all departments across government   
  • Transforming the Civil Service with a strategic delivery plan that puts people and places at the heart of innovation  
  • Accelerating growth across the UK and investing in regions to aid the rebuilding of a post-COVID-19 economy – developing joint local authorities and the Government Hubs and Whitehall Campus Programmes  
  • Contributing to the commitment to deliver net-zero by 2050 – creating a roadmap and establishing a programme delivery team  
  • Investing £100m in 2020/21 and making progress towards new property model savings by £1.4bn by 2027  
Senior Representative, GPA
Senior Representative, GPA
Senior Representative
Government Property Agency (Invited)
Invited
9:40 am
Headline Sponsor
10:00 am
Smarter Working: How the Sector Adjusted in Light of COVID-19  
  • Assessing the experience of home working across government during the COVID-19 pandemic – how did the public sector respond to the accelerated move? 
  • Understanding the cultural impact of the crisis, the lessons learned, and new considerations to be made to enable a productive, diverse and well supported workforce 
  • Exploiting and improving current smarter working tools for future ways of working in a post-COVID-19 society – supporting an increased level of remote working and mobile tech use 
  • Evaluating the level of smarter working engagement and maturity across government departments and outlining the next steps in smarter working policy 
Kate Guthrie
Kate Guthrie
Deputy Director Workplace Experience and Smarter Working Programme Director
Government Property Agency
Confirmed
10:20 am
Morning Break, Networking & Exhibition
11:05 am
Key Supporter Session
11:20 am
Panel | The Impact of COVID-19 on Estates and the Way We Work: Lessons Learned from Across the Public Sector 

 

  • Learning from North Lincolnshire’s Workwell Programme – how improving cross-organisational communication and staff engagement allowed for a smoother transition to workingfrom home 
  • Insights from DHSC’s Open Services Programme – ensuring collaboration, productivity, and effective decision-making during disruption 
  • Learn how the NHS Digital smart working strategy and technology for accessible working aided the COVID-19 response 
  • Considering the security and cyber risks to consider following on from a huge uptake in mobile and remote tech, as well as the financial implications? 
  • Understanding importance of keeping momentum on the green agenda whilst we think about different space and design strategies 
Leigh Coy
Leigh Coy
Smarter Working Implementation Manager
NHS Digital (Confirmed)
Confirmed
Naomi Cooke
Naomi Cooke
Head of Workforce
LGA (Confirmed)
Confirmed
Senior Representative, DHSC
Senior Representative, DHSC
Senior Representative
Department of Health and Social Care (Invited)
Invited
Mick Gibbs
Mick Gibbs
Lead for WorkWell and Director of Children & Community Resilience
North Lincolnshire Council (Confirmed)
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Supporting the NHS through COVID-19 Crisis: Continuing to Lead on Estates and Facilities Transformation
  • Recommissioning and repurposing space to support the clinical needs of the NHS during COVID-19  
  • Looking at the longer-term impact of smarter working and remote working across the NHS – ensuring that the workforce are able to work safely and efficiently 
  • Continuing with existing commitments – encouraging better management, driving savings, and supporting the NHS Long Term Plan 
Kate Richardson
Kate Richardson
Head of National Office Programme
NHS Property Services (Confirmed)
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Seminar Sessions
1:15 pm
Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
2:15 pm
Seminar Sessions
2:50 pm
Chair's Afternoon Remarks
Chris Moriarty
Chris Moriarty
Director of Insight
Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management
Confirmed
2:55 pm
An Update on HMRC’s Estate Strategy: Productivity, Efficiency and Savings 
  • Understanding how a workforce of 55k staff transitioned to safely working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and the possible security implications of this 
  • Assessing the progress of the Strategic Asset Management Plan – investing £340m by 2022 to transform the estate with 11 new regional centres, reducing the estate to 450,000 sq. m 
  • Understanding how COVID-19 has impacted strategy delivery and plans to save £300m by 2025 
  • Reconfiguring working practices through smarter working and improved technology 
Senior Representative, HMRC
Senior Representative, HMRC
Senior Representative
HMRC (Invited)
Invited
3:15 pm
Case Study | A Launchpad to a New Smarter Working Culture
  • Improving morale and productivity through the Future Workplace strategy and reworking the lack of space 
  • Using innovative smart working design, staff engagement and whole department reorganisation to drive efficiency and cost savings 
  • Working with staff to redesign the workspace with a range of workplace options 
  • Considering how these changes to workspace redesign have been impacted by COVID-19 – factoring new ideas around social distancing and staff engagement 
Senior Representative, DCMS
Senior Representative, DCMS
Senior Representative
DCMS (Invited)
Invited
3:35 pm
Afternoon Break, Networking & Exhibition
4:05 pm
Case Study | Transforming the Workplace for Improved Service Delivery     
  • Harnessing new technology into the workplace – implementing a flexible desk policy and shared IT networks to enable remote working 
  • Transforming ways of working to cut costs and devote more money to frontline services 
  • Reducing the property portfolio from 95 buildings to 3 main hubs, promoting efficiency and collaboration 
  • Considering how recent estate and workforce transformation and investments in technology aided the Council’s response to COVID-19 
Senior Representative, Wiltshire Council
Senior Representative, Wiltshire Council
Senior Representative
Wiltshire Council (Invited)
Invited
4:25 pm
Forecasting the Future of Work and Estates: Debating the Next Steps 

 

  • This session will be led by what the audience wants to hear 
  • Top 5-10 issues will be selected from the audience and brought to the table for debate among the experts 
Kate Guthrie
Kate Guthrie
Deputy Director Workplace Experience and Smarter Working Programme Director
Government Property Agency
Confirmed
Kate Richardson
Kate Richardson
Head of National Office Programme
NHS Property Services (Confirmed)
Confirmed
Senior Representative, HMRC
Senior Representative, HMRC
Senior Representative
HMRC (Invited)
Invited
Senior Representative, Wiltshire Council
Senior Representative, Wiltshire Council
Senior Representative
Wiltshire Council (Invited)
Invited