* Dr Sarah Evans and Ken Perry.
People working in public services who want to drive change in communities across the region are being sought for a free evening masterclass run by Wrexham Glyndwr University.
Whether they work in the private, voluntary, community or public sector, participants are being asked to take part in the masterclass which links to new leadership courses being run at Glyndwr.
The evening will give attendees a feel for some of the subjects covered by the university’s new MA in Public Service Leadership and its Introduction to Systems Leadership Short Course.
Both courses are unique in this country, and has been designed specifically to dovetail with the Welsh Government’s Future Generations Act – a major piece of legislation which is transforming the way that services are being delivered across Wales.
The taster sessions are designed to help start breaking down barriers and building up networks among the diverse range of people working to improve the region’s communities.
Ken Perry, director of leadership practice Do-Well (UK) Ltd and a visiting industrial fellow at Wrexham Glyndwr University, has had a key role in developing both the MA and the short course.
He said: “Both of the sessions are open to everyone and anyone involved in public service – whether they work in the public, private, or third sectors.
“Anyone who is interested in the wealth and health or our region – and what they can do the help improve it – should get something out of these courses. We have got avoidable inequality across communities in Wales, and through these taster sessions and the wider courses they feed into we are looking at finding the pioneers who can help to tackle that situation – and to build the kind of networks that are needed to do it.”
Dr Sarah Evans, Lecturer in Business at Glyndwr University and a public sector specialist, is the programme leader for the course.
She said: “These courses are all about driving change through collaboration – and helping people build the networks they need is vital to securing that change. By coming to this event, people can get a taste of how they can work together on some of the big issues which face our society.”
The taster session – and Glyndwr’s wider Public Service Leadership courses – are already picking up interest from organisations across Wales.
Ken added: “We are looking for pioneers – people who are prepared to come in, take the course we have developed, and make it work for them and their situation.
“As well taster sessions, we also offer a short course and an MA in Public Service Leadership – and we have been talking to fascinating people from across North Wales about taking part in each of them.
“We are talking to people from the NHS, the voluntary sector, housing associations and local authorities and more.”
The free taster session has been designed to tailor with the working day – and runs from 4.30pm to 7pm.
* For more information and to secure your place, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-service-leadership-masterclass-arweinyddiaeth-gwasanaeth-cyhoeddus-dosbarth-meistr-tickets-63112180230?aff=ebapi