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One Welsh Public Service Leaders’ Winter School 2021

  • Audience:
    Top 3 levels of leadership from across the public and voluntary sector in Wales
  • Date:
    3 to 4 February 2021
  • Location:
  • Cost:
    No delegate cost

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Watch the Winter School 2021 sessions


For the tenth successive year we are delighted to announce the annual One Welsh Public Service Leaders' Winter School.

Building on its success since 2011, the programme has been specifically designed in response to the key development needs of Wales’ most senior leaders, and those working within the top three tiers of Welsh public service and voluntary organisations.

Drawing upon the knowledge and expertise of a renowned community of international speakers, the overarching theme for Winter School this year is ‘Leading for All – Leading in times of Complexity and Uncertainty’.

One Welsh Public Service

Benefits to you

This two-day event will provide the opportunity for senior leaders to focus on the future of public services in Wales and what this means in terms of crisis leadership and change.

Participants will explore new approaches, behaviours and mind sets, creating a public service that is more confident in delivery whilst instilling strong leadership values as we move through this crisis.

"A privilege to hear insight from world class speakers and a perfect opportunity to engage with other public service leaders." Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

“A fantastic week of self-discovery, self-reflection and supported future planning for ongoing personal and leadership growth.” National Assembly for Wales

“A truly immersive educational, reflective experience, where everything aligned - people, learning - to make a truly valuable experience of learning and reflection.” Welsh Government

Chair and speakers

  • Paul Schanzer
    Academi Wales
  • Jeremy Vaughan
    South Wales Police
  • Julie James MS
    Welsh Government
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Dr Andrew Goodall
    Welsh Government
  • Professor Uzo Iwobi OBE
    Specialist Adviser on Equalities to Welsh Government
  • Professor Richard Bolden
    University of the West of England
  • Baroness Louise Casey
    Rough Sleeping Taskforce
  • Lt Col James Green
    Wales University Officer Training Corps
  • Sophie Howe
    Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
  • Emmanuel Gobillot

Find out more about the sessions and the speakers.

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

Winter School has been specifically developed for the top three levels of leadership from across the public and voluntary sector in Wales (for example, senior civil servants, chief executives, executive directors, non-executives or equivalent).


In recognition of the unprecedented times and challenges caused by Covid-19 there will be no attendance fee for Winter School 2021.

How to apply

There are limited places available for this event which will be offered through a competitive selection process.

To apply for a place you will need to complete this online application form stating your objectives for attending the event by 11 January 2021.

We will notify applicants whether they have been awarded a place by 15 January 2021.

Applications are now closed. For updates and alerts subscribe to our mailing list.

More information

To find more details, please see our detailed information.

Main image courtesy of Debbie Olivari (Whitchurch Camera Club)