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The Network Issue 17

Happy New Year to all our friends out there in the Region. The festive period may be over but there's still one present left for you to unwrap.

There's a lot of good reading to be had in the latest edition of The Network, so make it your New Year's resolution to learn more about the Region and the people working in it.

Inspired to achieve

Inspiring people to be the best that they can be is at the heart of Civil Service Local’s programme of events. Glenn Atkins, who now works at the Department for Education, was inspired by attending the Academy and has used his experience as a springboard to further his career – and develop himself.

Inspire the next generation in Crewe

Would you like to improve your skills and competencies while helping to raise the aspirations of school children? Do you live near Crewe? Why not volunteer for our Inspiring Young People project? It gives students practical advice to help prepare them for the world of work, while providing you as a civil servant with a valuable opportunity to develop yourself.

Two years of bridging the GAP for hospice patients

The Government Access Point project, which takes services to hospice patients and their families at a difficult time, is celebrating its second birthday. As a project manager, I can say that we’ve come a long way since an enthusiastic handful of volunteers from across the Civil Service first got together to discuss the idea. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, we have now developed a project that is leading the way in new ways of working and providing government services in different, innovative ways.

Networking continues improvement

“Don’t even think about it – just do it!” A recorded address from John Manzoni, the Civil Service CEO, encouraged colleagues to get involved with Civil Service Local and help make a difference to citizens. Colleagues at a Continuous Improvement event in Manchester took him at his word, as I found out.

Leadership Strategy

Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service has written to launch the consultation on the Leadership Strategy. As part of that consultation Civil Service Local are hosting Discovery Sessions or focus groups across the country. The first …