Debate: the case for a local government digital academy
Local government needs to adopt a single digital academy structure to develop and disseminate the skills needed in the sector for efficiencies and user-centric digital public services'.
Bringing together local and central government digital practitioners, the debate formed part of the campaign's Local Digital South West event series in Bristol and explored the remit and structure of a proposed central, standardised learning resource for digital skills.
Against the motion:
Max Wide, Strategic Director of Business Change, Bristol City Council
Dave Briggs, Digital Capability Manager, Department of Health
For the motion:
Sarah Prag, Digital Consultant, Bristol City Council
Julian Bowrey, Deputy Director of Corporate Communications, Department for Communities and Local Government
Watch the video and find out how the audience voted before and after the motion was debated.
Event: Thought leadership debate on digital capability
The debate was part of Local Digital South West held last month. The series, in Bristol, saw local and central government digital practitioners showcase work to upskill their workforce with a participative audience of local authority senior managers, heads of service, change managers, CIOs, CTOs and heads of HR.