EELGA Roundtable Discussion: Enabling the Workforce: Skills, Knowledge and Experience

8th November 2022
09:30 - 11:00
Virtual Event – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees

The East of England LGA is running a series of free roundtable discussions in 2022 and 2023. These sessions are open to all members and colleagues of councils in the East of England and their partner organisations. At the EELGA Roundtable Discussions you will hear from a guest speaker on each theme and have the opportunity to learn from, and share, your own examples of best practice, opportunities, and challenges.

What career paths can local government offer enthusiastic, ambitious and dedicated individuals and how are we communicating this? This is just one of the many questions councils in the east of England should aim to be clear on when considering growing talent within the region. Against a backdrop of an ageing workforce and tough competition for skilled and experienced employees; talent mapping and succession planning are just two of the many important considerations for councils. Join in with us as we discuss the key challenges and opportunities around growing and securing the region’s skills, knowledge and experience within local government. Let’s work together to help shape the future talent within local government throughout the east of England.

Guest Speakers

We are excited to be able to share with you the opportunity to listen to our fantastic guest speakers and invite you to join in with discussion on how these topics can make a difference in your workplaces:

Welna Bowden, Workforce Adviser, LGA – will be sharing a case study with us which explores how enabling social mobility in council workforces can help address in-work poverty.

Fiona McGonigle, Business Engagement and Innovation Lead, ARU Peterborough – will be sharing what it means to authentically and inclusively level up through the foundations of education and equity of opportunity.

Take a look at the agenda here: Agenda 08.11.22

Who should attend: Councillors, leaders, officers, trade unions, CEXs, business representatives, HR community / HOHR in the East of England region.

Please note: if this session is oversubscribed places will be limited to 2 – 3 people per authority.

If you have any queries please contact Carly Barker, HR Advisor, East of England LGA, email; [email protected]


Please select the links below to download copies of the presentations from the day.

Welna Bowden, Workforce Adviser, Local Government Association Fiona McGonigle, Business Engagement and Innovation Lead, ARU Peterborough, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)