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Creating strong places: leadership from the ground up - ADEPT Autumn Conference

The ADEPT Autumn Conference is taking place today and tomorrow, 16th and 17th November, with the theme of ‘Creating strong places: leadership from the ground up’.

The event will explore the topics of taking our places forward, taking government with us and taking our people with us – 220 delegates from local authorities across England, corporate partners, professional bodies, and civil servants will be attending. 

At the event, we will be publishing three sets of toolkits and resources:

  • Employee Retention – a Great Practice Guide: in partnership with Colas, we have published a new toolkit to tackle the local government staff retention crisis. 
  • Adaptation Pathways video: together with the Environment Agency, we have published a new video designed to help local authorities manage the risks associated with climate change.
  • SEND Toolkit: we have developed a new SEND transport toolkit to help local authorities deliver SEND travel in their local areas. 

The day one line up includes Rachel Brisley from IPSOS Mori, Jason Pavey from AtkinsRealis, Cllr Marianne Overton from the LGA, Professor Greg Marsden from Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Jessica Matthew from Department for Transport, Danny Williams from Active Travel England, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and co-lead of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Professor Ivan Browne from Leicester City Council.

The day two line up includes Kate Kennally from Cornwall Council, Jo Wall from Local Partnerships and Pedro Wrobel from Westminster City Council. We hope these speakers generate debate and start a conversation about how we can remain resilient in what continues to be challenging times.

ADEPT arranges events, conferences and training throughout the year – find out about more future events here.

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