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All Wales Public Service Leadership Virtual Summer School 2020

  • Dates: 22 to 26 June 2020
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Online

Shining a Light on Uncertainty – New Challenges, New Opportunities

We’ll release a daily programme of sessions from Monday 22 to Friday 26 June 2020. Make sure to follow us on Twitter to get all the latest news! You can join the discussion at #AWSummerSchool and #YsgolHafAW.

You’ll need to sign up to the Academi Wales website to view most of the Summer School sessions and to apply for Amy Brann’s master class. You can sign up if you work in a public service organisation or registered charity operating in Wales.

Overview

Now in its 15th year, we are delighted to announce this year we will be hosting a virtual Summer School, looking back at the wealth of talented inspirational keynote speakers from past events, to create a Summer School designed to support our leadership and learning needs in the current situation.

The virtual Summer School starts at noon on Monday 22 June and ends at noon on Friday 26 June. You can access the virtual event via the Academi Wales website free of charge.

The daily programme will mainly consist of pre-recorded sessions, so you won’t need to apply as in previous years and the session numbers aren’t restricted; you’ll be able to access the content at a time that’s convenient for you and there’s no obligation to take part every day or to watch every session. Each keynote session will include a pre-recorded introduction by a member of the Academi Wales advisory board.

We welcome the opportunity to support our colleagues from across the Welsh public and third sector, and we hope you find our first ever virtual Summer School both enjoyable and insightful!

Live master class

Amy Brann’s master class session on Thursday 25 June will cover 'Building Potential: Developing and Inspiring Others'. Amy is an author, consultant, global speaker and founder of Synaptic Potential. This live interactive online session will be restricted to 100 participants.

Benefits to you

Our virtual Summer School is designed to give you the opportunity to review and refresh your skills, build new knowledge and gain insights into your leadership practice. You will get the chance to explore innovative ways to ‘deliver the business’, drawing on a wealth of global knowledge and experience.

Virtual speakers

Virtual Summer School speakers for 2020 will include:

  • Amy Brann
  • Emmanuel Gobillot
  • Keith Grint
  • Margaret Heffernan
  • Julie James MS
  • Thimon de Jong
  • Naomi Stanford
  • Sharon Turnbull
  • Richard Varey

Find out more about the speakers in the virtual Summer School 2020 speakers section.

Leadership behaviours

This learning programme will help you to develop your leadership behaviours in the following areas:


Learning and self-awareness

Drive and resilience

Focusing on citizens and quality

Championing innovation and change

Building collaboration and partnership

Political awareness and skill

Sharing leadership

Strategic orientation

Target audience

This event is aimed at all public and third sector staff in Wales. You'll get the most out of Summer School if you are a senior manager or leader who influences and shapes the delivery of services, and who is engaged in leading change.

Some of our speaker sessions are available to the public through our YouTube channel.

Cost

There is no cost for this event.

How to apply

You’ll need to sign up to the Academi Wales website to view most of the Summer School sessions and to apply for Amy Brann’s master class.

You can sign up if you work in a public service organisation or registered charity operating in Wales.