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Councils across the country are increasingly facing up to the challenge of delivering local economies that are both vibrant and inclusive. Creating a labour market that not only delivers jobs but good, well-paid and secure jobs is a central pillar of meeting that challenge.
Councils are also recognising that the benefits of better employment go well beyond the economic: reducing demand for services, improving well-being and enhancing social cohesion. By contrast, weak and exclusionary labour markets can have seriously damaging effects. This Innovation Exchange will explore what levers and techniques councils can use to create stronger labour markets in a context of limited resources and powers.
Suggested attendees: Those with strategic responsibility for economic development, place, regeneration, growth.
Unique to the sector, these day-long events are 100% peer led. The confidential and safe environment, expertly facilitated by New Local staff, encourages senior officers from across the country to candidly and constructively explore the challenges they face. Participants return to their council with fresh ideas, useful contacts and a deeper understanding of the issues for which they have responsibility.
“Do not miss a New Local Innovation Exchange – I came back to my council with fresh insights, practical ideas for implementation and a brand new network of people in exactly the same boat as me” Joanna Ruffle, Director of Transformation, Southend Council
In keeping with government guidelines on COVID-19 we are moving all Innovation Exchanges to online platforms for the foreseeable future for the health and safety of our members, partners and staff.
We are working with our partners to deliver the same peer-led, intense and in-depth learning experience straight to wherever you are.
Innovation Exchanges give participants from our member councils a space to step away from day-to-day activities and engage with peers from across the country. Each session addresses a big challenge or opportunity facing councils and their communities. Sessions are peer-led and practically-focused, so participants come away with insights, ideas and learning to share with their teams.