2019 Symposium Sessions


The Impact Code - Nigel Risner


After Brexit - Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU. Considers the implications for local council managers.

Insights into High Performance - Cath Bishop. Cath’s expertise lies in building effective leaders, developing resilience and high performing teams.

Lost in control - Refocus the Purpose. Marius Buiting, Director Dutch Society for Supervisory Boards in healthcare organizations and co-author of the book "Flipping the Organization."

Digital Devolution or Actual Revolution? The relationship between digital services and democracy - Dr Catherine Howe. She is an expert in digital innovation, focusing on the area of digital democracy and social change. She is also a Governor of the Democratic Society (offices in Brussels, Italy and the UK) working to create opportunities for people to become involved in the decisions that affect their lives.

How Can Local Democratic Innovation Overcome the Global Democratic Recession?  Dr. Oliver Escobar, lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh, and Co-Director of are search programme to advance public service reform.

Parallel sessions

Regulation of Conduct of Local Politicians: A short history and lessons learned through experience Paul Hoey, Co-director, Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd.
         Stratford International Scenarios 2019 handout

Constitutional Change in an International Context But from a Scottish Perspective - Lynda Towers, Director of Public Law at Morton Fraser LLP

Managing the Pace  Sue Keogh, Consultant for the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO). Until recently she was the Director of Development for ADSO .  
          The Drivers handout        Wheel of Life handout