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What is Civil Service Live?

What is Civil Service Live?

Civil Service Live is the government’s annual, cross-department learning event, attracting thousands of civil servants to regional and online events to learn, network and share best practice - with the goal of providing better public service.

The events offer engaging, interactive and thought-provoking sessions, led by expert and inspirational speakers. Senior leaders from the Civil Service, Parliament, Public and Private sector will be talking about their experiences, sharing knowledge and taking questions.

The event content is designed around the three themes of the Shaping our Future Together programme: 

  • Great People: our ambition is to ensure our people are closer to citizens, with the skills and experience to meet the public service needs of those we serve.
  • New Ideas: our ambition is to ensure we encourage fresh ideas and experimentation through our work and seize the potential of digital and data systems to improve services.
  • Better Outcomes: our ambition is to ensure the whole of government works together with a common purpose to deliver the best outcomes for citizens with rigour and efficiency.

The event is a great development opportunity, and is designed to motivate civil servants to continue to adopt the vision and demonstrate leadership, learn new skills and improve their working environment to provide better public service.

The events will have a variety of different learning activities, including:

Keynote addresses from the Cabinet Secretary, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer, Permanent Secretaries and senior leaders
One-to-one spot mentoring sessions with Senior Civil Servants
Q&A opportunities with Senior Civil Servants
Inspiring sessions on how the Civil Service is delivering the Shaping our Future Together programme themes
One-to-one networking sessions across departments
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Sessions from the largest professions across government
Workshops and seminars aimed at all grades and professions