Forthcoming Event

Socitm: Credit crunch, avoidable contact, re-use of public information and digital inclusion feature in packed agenda for Socitm National Conference 23 April 2009.  
Session titles include:
* Implications of the Credit Crunch
* Unlocking the Power of Local Information
* Building the IT profession in the public sector - the role of Socitm membership
* Using the concept of ‘avoidable contact’ to reinvigorate transformation
* Avoidable contact and transformation - case study from LB Hillingdon
* Digital inclusion, local authorities, and the third sector
Press release ~ Further information
CIOB: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be hosting a FREE interactive advice seminar designed to help members who are in the position of having to make redundancies.  Redundancy is an unfortunate situation that is reflective of the current market conditions.  It is difficult not just for the individual being made redundant but also for the manager having to break the news of redundancy to an employee.
This seminar will examine best practice to answer how business managers and HR functions prepare for managing people during this difficult time, and what skills are needed to deliver challenging & sensitive messages.
It will take place at the CIOB’s headquarters in Ascot on Tuesday 7 April 2009 at 1.30pm.  The event is free of charge for CIOB members, and places are limited.  If you would like to attend, please contact Sue Smith on tel: 01344 630 758 or email:, quoting your CIOB membership number. 
Press release ~ CIOB
ScotGov: The date of Scotland's first ever Apprenticeship Summit has been set for Tuesday April 28 2009, the Alliance of Sector Skills Employer conference was told recently. Employers & stakeholders from all across Scotland will be invited to the event at the Signet Library in Edinburgh, which will focus on the Modern Apprenticeship programme and how it can deliver in the current economic climate.
Key themes expected to be discussed are:
* engagement with employers
* the threat of redundancy
* how Government can best support employers to develop the skills & jobs needed during the economic downturn and support employment opportunities in the recovery period
Press release ~ ScotGov – Help through the downturn ~ Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) ~ Skills development Scotland ~ Alliance of Sector Skills Councils ~ Skills Development Service ~ Modern Apprenticeship programme
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