Flexible/Remote Working Events

The right to request flexible working has been extended to parents of children under the age of 17 with effect from today. With this in mind I thought it might be a good moment to tell you about a couple of forthcoming events I’ve been invited to talk about flexible/remote working at.

Improving Services and Reducing Costs Through Flexible Working

June 23rd, Birmingham City FC (Conference)

This event will look at ‘best practice’ in implementing a successful flexible working strategy and consider how it can unlock capacity, improve productivity and demonstrate cashable efficiency in your organisation.

I’m giving a talk on How to be a Connected Remote Worker in 10 Easy Steps. There are also going to be a number of case studies presented including:

  • WorkSMART: More than home working –
    Terri Fleming, Performance & Information Manager, Denbighshire County Council
  • Flexible Working – Informal Practices to Formal Policies – Jill Scott, Equality and Diversity Adviser, Birmingham City University
  • Improving Services Through Flexible Working – John Pitt, Corporate Director, Wakefield MDC
  • The Way We Work’ at Hertfordshire County Council –
    Emel Morris, Head of Communications for TWWW programme at Hertfordshire County Council

Full details and booking form are available from the Public Sector Forum Web site.

Public sector Forum are running a smaller, related event on the 5th May in Birmingham called Savings through Flexible and Mobile Working in the Public Sector. The details for this event are also on their Web site.

Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) Advisory and Support Staff Symposium 2009

8th July 2009, Aston Business School Conference Centre

The theme for the 2009 Symposium is “It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it“. The organisers have put together a programme which aims to address the needs of staff involved in the delivery, management or planning of advisory services in IT departments, libraries and MIS departments and distributed IT support staff working individually or in small groups away from the main centres.

I’m facilitating a workshop on Connecting Remote workers and am unfortunately presenting in parallel with Peter James presenting on Green IT – I would have like to see him present again! (I mentioned the SusteIT project on the blog a few weeks back.)

Futher details are available from the UCISA Web site.

I’ve put in proposals for a few other conferences but have yet to hear back from them. I’ll keep you posted.