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Civil Service Connect - Rising to the Challenge

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It has never been more important to connect and share our experiences during the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown is the perfect time to invest in yourself. Whilst we can’t be sure how long restrictions will be in place, establishing a way to connect across departments is a valuable opportunity in these unprecedented circumstances.

With that in mind, would you like to engage with other civil servants, listen to thought-provoking sessions and meet inspiring people sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise? If so, why not join us at our virtual CS Connect event. 

What is CS Connect?

CS Connect is a fantastic opportunity for you to share and exchange ideas and network with colleagues from across grades and departments.  Our first national event will connect you virtually to departments and civil servants from across the country.

Dealing with the current COVID-19 situation is a challenge for us all in the Civil Service. This event will provide the opportunity to hear from senior civil servants about the overall Civil Service challenge and insight into the wellbeing initiatives happening across departments.

Why join this event?

Session 1

  • A much-needed and well-earned opportunity for you to network ‘virtually’ with colleagues from across departments 
  • To learn about the response of the Civil Service to the COVID-19 emergency and recognise and celebrate our successes
  • To share your stories and find out how departments have adapted and responded to the emergency

Session 2

  • Hear from Jonathan Jones, Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department and Treasury Solicitor about wellbeing initiatives across the Civil Service
  • Gain some helpful advice on ensuring your own wellbeing at this challenging time 
  • Contribute and showcase wellbeing initiatives from your department

You will also get the opportunity to contribute to the conversation for what a post COVID-19 Civil Service might look like and highlight opportunities for improved cross-departmental collaboration which supports the vision of A Brilliant Civil Service. 

So if you want to get involved and share your ideas and experiences please come and join us.

Date and Time

Thursday 28 May 2020

10:30 - 12:00

How can I get involved?

To secure your place on this online event, you will need to register on Eventbrite and sign up through your locality.

Please note that you must be be able to access YouTube and Google Meet to join this online event. If you are unable to access these systems on your work device you may wish to join using a personal device.

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7 comments

  1. Comment by rozanne kidd posted on

    it is amazing during what is a human crisis first and foremost, to see how our brilliant civil servants are supporting each other across departments and really coming together to wrap support around our citizens in these challenging times. Look forward to the call 🙂

  2. Comment by Shane posted on

    This looked like an interesting event that I was keen to register for, however when I tried registering it showed as being full.
    Will it be recorded and made available to those who couldn’t book on to it?

    • Replies to Shane>

      Comment by Gary Keen posted on

      Hi Shane

      I have just registered today for the midlands

  3. Comment by Shane posted on

    Thanks Gary I just secured one of the last 4 remaining tickets
    Wales 🙂👍🏼

  4. Comment by Mark posted on

    I would like to have registered, however have prior commitments. Will it be recorded and made available to those who couldn’t book on to it?

  5. Comment by Shane posted on

    Can someone please explain to me how I join at 10.30 as I am registered and don’t know what I need to do.
    It’s not just a case of clicking a link .
    I sent Chelcie a couple of emails asking but have not received a reply to either email.
    I hope someone can help me so I don’t miss out .

  6. Comment by Jonathan Orr posted on

    This information for this event was only passed on Today (2nd June) which is well after the event. Was this recorded and is it accessible? If not is there another one planned, so that we do not miss out next time?