We are supporting the East Midlands Local Authority Challenge for the second year in a row. The event brings together the best and brightest local government officers to compete in a series of real-life challenges.
Taking place at Donington Park Race Track on 16th November, the day-long programme aims to help local government managers to build their professional skills, as they work in teams to overcome the kind of strategic challenges faced by local government senior managers every day.
The East Midlands event will see teams of six delegates work together as a fictional local authority. They will choose which actions to prioritise, deal with a range of sensitive issues that emerge throughout the day and plan service improvements through partnering with neighbouring councils and by selecting from a range of emerging technologies, such as chatbots and Robotics Process Automation (RPA).
As a sponsor of the event, the Arvato team will be on hand to provide support and insight to the teams, including advice on the technologies that are set to drive major transformation across local government. We’ll also be sponsoring an award ceremony later that evening, which will recognise the winning presentation, best Chief Executive and overall winners of the competition.
Peter Schriewersmann, Key Account Director, CRM Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland, said: “The Local Authority Challenge offers the participants the opportunity to hone their strategic planning, management and communication skills, as they tackle real-life issues against the clock. It’s a fantastic programme that allows them to think about their own digital agenda and develop innovative ideas to tackle challenges and we’re proud to be sponsoring the East Midlands event again this year.”
Local Authority Challenges will be taking place across the UK in November. Last year’s winners included City of Wolverhampton Council in the West Midlands, Dorset County Council in the South West, South Norfolk District Council in the East of England and South Kesteven District Council in the East Midlands.
We have more than a decade’s experience working in the UK public sector, with partnerships including Sefton Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, Slough Borough Council and Derbyshire Dales District Council.
You can find out more information about the event here.