Leading Teams Through Change: Public and private sector learning together

Leading Teams Through Change: Public and private sector learning together

Hosted in partnership between Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire Business First, this event offers the chance to combine experiences of managing and implementing change from within the public and private sector.

So, what can leaders and aspiring leaders learn from each other across sectors?

The challenges of implementing and managing change are huge and so what better forum to gather practitioners from a range of public and private companies to speak about their experiences and create a platform for learning.

The public sector is currently in a period of sustained austerity and as a result is having to work smarter, more effectively with less resources and reduced levels of funding.

The police have had to reflect on current practices and regularly implement change to find a way of operating that serves public demand whilst continuing to provide a rewarding and enjoyable place to work for staff. 

These challenges are replicated across the public sector as a whole and undoubtedly mirrored to a certain extent in the private sector.  From adopting new technologies, working practices, implementing processes and innovations, to a change in the team or location; this event will bring together leaders from the worlds of sport, business and medicine to discuss their experiences of managing successful teams through change.

Why attend?

This will be a chance for leaders from across the private and public sector to network, exchange ideas and listen to thought provoking and inspiring presentations from leaders across a variety of environments.

Speakers include:

  • Gareth Ainsworth - Manager, Wycombe Wanderers Football Club
  • Philippa Batting - Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Business First
  • Aly Bowman - Chief Product Officer, Thomas International
  • Superintendent Kevin Brown - Local Area Commander, Thames Valley Police
  • Dr Sarah Abbas - General Practitioner and Safeguarding Lead
  • Shaukat Warraich, Social Entrepreneur & CEO, Faith Associates

Those attending will also receive a complimentary ticket to attend the evening match - Wycombe Wanderers v Accrington Stanley.

Part of the Buckinghamshire Business Festival

This event is part of the Buckinghamshire Business Festival. The festival is a celebration of business in the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain and runs from March 4th-15th. Read more about the festival here, and check out the rest of the festival events schedule here.

Use #BucksBusinessFest on social media if you are attending this event to promote your involvement in the Buckinghamshire Business Festival.


Details

Date:
12 March, 2019 - 12 March, 2019
Time:
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration from 4.00pm
Price:
Free
Location:
Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4HJ
Please note:

Free Parking is available at the venue.

Those attending will also receive complimentary tickets to attend the evening match - Wycombe Wanderers v Accrington Stanley.

Contact:
Buckinghamshire Business First
events@bbf.uk.com
Waiting List:
When tickets are sold out we will collect details on a waiting list

Speakers

Aly Bowman - Chief Product Officer, Thomas International
  • Aly Bowman - Chief Product Officer, Thomas International

As Chief Product Officer, Aly Bowman is responsible for drawing together the Product, Research and Development, Marketing, Training and Psychology teams and accelerating their growth on a global scale. Aly's focus is to nurture talent, 'raise the bar' and ensure excellence in performance; when coupled with her belief in Thomas' quality products and solutions, she ensures a laser-like focus upon the delivery of outstanding service to all Thomas customers.


Dr Sarah Abbas - General Practitioner and Safeguarding Lead
  • Dr Sarah Abbas - General Practitioner and Safeguarding Lead


Gareth Ainsworth - Manager, Wycombe Wanderers Football Club
  • Gareth Ainsworth - Manager, Wycombe Wanderers Football Club

Gareth Ainsworth has been manager of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club for more than six years, guiding the club to promotion to League 1 last season against the odds. As a player at the start of his career, he overcame the setback of being released from his boyhood club Blackburn Rovers on his 18th birthday, but battled back to carve out a successful career which took him all the way to the top flight with Wimbledon, also representing Preston, Lincoln and QPR amongst others before joining Wycombe at the age of 36. There, he helped the club win promotion as a player in 2011, and moved into management a year later, fighting the adversity of severe financial restraints, and having no reserve or youth team, to assemble a talented squad with the right blend of youth and experience to achieve a four-year plan to climb into League 1, and the club look well on course to consolidate their position in the third tier this season.


Philippa Batting - Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Business First
  • Philippa Batting - Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Business First


Shaukat Warraich, Social Entrepreneur & CEO, Faith Associates
  • Shaukat Warraich, Social Entrepreneur & CEO, Faith Associates


Superintendent Kevin Brown - Local Area Commander, Thames Valley Police
  • Superintendent Kevin Brown - Local Area Commander, Thames Valley Police

Supt Kevin Brown joined Thames Valley Police in 1988. He has had a varied and operationally-focused career, having spent the majority of his uniform service as a response officer, Sergeant and Inspector in Berkshire. He also spent three years as a Roads Policing Officer at Taplow. His non uniform roles have included Detective Sergeant on the Force Surveillance Team for five years and Detective Inspector for Proactive teams, where he ran several large covert operations. He then took on the role of Detective Chief Inspector for Protecting Vulnerable People across East Berkshire before becoming the Detective Chief Inspector at Slough. Following this Kevin became a Senior Investigating Officer for major crimes and kidnaps across Thames Valley, successfully investigating many murders and high profile cases. Prior to being appointed Wycombe LPA commander 18 months ago, Kevin was temporary Detective Superintendent Force Authorising Officer, responsible for TVP’s Source Handling and sanctioning covert operations for all of the South East regional forces.


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