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Within a political climate of austerity and change, Eduserv’s Local Government Executive Briefing Programme delivers independent opinion on the role of digital in ensuring the future of public services, and provides opportunities for local authorities to share learning. Click here for more information.

Earlier this year Eduserv’s Executive Briefing Programme conducted extensive research into ‘Skills for digital change’.  Our research found that sometimes there is lack of understanding amongst HR professionals about what ‘digital’ means and the steps that HR/OD professionals should be taking to equip themselves and their organisation’s workforce for the future. As a follow-up ...

The word ‘digital’ can be unhelpful or even misleading if it is not explained carefully. It is a widely used but often a poorly defined term. At the same time, it’s a term that local government needs to get to grips with – and not just those who are perceived to be working in ‘digital’ or technology roles, but across the workforce. The Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme’s l ...

In-depth research report jointly produced with the PPMA to support the development of digital skills in local government.

This article was originally published in the MJ It is generally accepted that creating digital public services is more about changing culture and behaviours in organisations than it is about introducing new technologies. It is surprising therefore that we seem to spend relatively little effort either defining what we really mean by ‘digital’ in practical terms, or the skills ...

Matt Prosser, Chief Executive, Dorset Councils Partnership, is guiding the Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme on our ‘Skills for digital change’ research as part of his role on the programme’s Steering Group. This month Matt shared his thought on digital leadership in The MJ.

In an interview published in ITPRO this week, Ed Garcez, Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) of Camden, Haringey and Islington Councils - and friend of the Executive Briefing Programme – talked about shared learning, bringing new talent to the public sector and using data better. As usual, Garcez is absolutely on the money with his views and hit on a number of hot top ...

This article was originally published in The MJ In just over a year, the General Data Protection Regulation will go live, transforming the way councils collect and store personal data. When it comes into effect in May 2018, GDPR will lay down new rules covering consent to hold and process data, the right to be forgotten or to make subject access requests with regard to data h ...

Eduserv’s Executive Briefing Programme’s research into health and social care integration highlighted the need to work together for positive change in the NHS and social care system. In January we worked with Government Computing to promote a delivery-focused conversation about the change that technology can help to stimulate. Throughout the week we heard from a wide range of ...

We’re excited to be working with Government Computing on Health and Social Care Week, starting today. The Executive Briefing Programme’s research across the sector has highlighted a need to work together for positive change in the NHS and social care system. By working with Government Computing we aim to promote a delivery-focused conversation about change that technology can h ...

Top ten findings from our roundtable: 'Designing for digital service delivery'

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