Registration, refreshments & networking
Welcome and introduction to the conference
- Tony Wallace, President, Association of Revenue & Customs
Civil Service Reform – New Opportunities for Professionals & Specialists?
The Civil Service Reform Plan aims to professionalise all occupations within the Civil Service. What does this mean for the traditional Professionals & Specialists and what new opportunities are being created?
Preparing for Promotion
You’ve decided you’re ready for the challenge of a leadership role. What will it take, will it be more or less difficult as the CS changes and how can you prepare?
The Civil Service Competency Framework
Promotion rests on your ability to demonstrate you have the required competencies, as per the CS Competency Framework. How should you approach it, what are the best ways to tailor application form/interview answers and how can you use it to your advantage?
Welcome back and introduction to the afternoon
- Sue Ferns, Director of Communications & Research, Prospect
Gaining Operational Delivery Experience
Civil Service Professionals & Specialists often struggle with promotion at more senior grades as they have difficulty demonstrating experience in Operational Delivery. What can you do to gain experience in this area?
Gaining Policy Experience
Civil Service Professionals & Specialists often struggle with promotion at more senior grades as they have difficulty demonstrating experience in Policy. What can you do to gain experience in this area?
Personal Perspectives – My route into Leadership
Three Professionals in senior roles look back on and answer questions about their own experience of entering leadership positions and discuss what life is like now that they are there.
Chair's summary & conference close