Establishing a New Working Relationship with PartnersRegister now
The pandemic has highlighted how important a close, collaborative relationship between councils and their partners can be.
Local charities and community groups have the knowledge and capacity to massively enhance a place’s ability to respond to its most pressing social and economic challenges, as well as unexpected crises. They often have the legitimacy and trust that mobilises volunteers and communities, in a way the public sector can sometimes find difficult.
This period has crystallised the importance of councils collaborating with local businesses, cultural institutions and other public agencies. As a result, many councils are now rethinking their relationships with their partners; seeking a more collaborative and imaginative approach with a clear sense of shared purpose. They are contemplating how to best use their skills and resources to facilitate strong partnerships in a community.
This session will explore routes to that new relationship and how it can be used to effectively address challenges, reduce demand and deliver shared local objectives.
“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
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.