Tue, 22 Sep | Zoom Conference Call

Annual Lecture 2020

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Annual Lecture 2020

Time & Location

22 Sep 2020, 16:00 BST
Zoom Conference Call

About the Event

Original thinking and the sharing of ideas is what our festival is all about. Each year the festival revolves around a different theme, traditionally announced on Good Friday. This year’s theme – Good governance because it’s time to think again – relates to the idea of rebirth or renaissance.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). He will discuss “Who is responsible for what? Exploring the blurred lines between government, governance, the third sector and the public sector.”

Throughout the festival we invite participants to join us in the GGI time machine, looking back to the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th Centuries to explore the driving forces behind this extraordinary period of transformation. The Festival Review will also be published digitally with printed copies available on request. It is coming together as a multi-dimensional manuscript that plays around with time, transporting the reader back to the Italian Renaissance, the Fire of London in 1666, 1983, 2020 and beyond to learn good governance lessons for today. Of course, we will also reflect on the events of the last few months and the impact of COVID-19 on public life in the UK today.

The annual lecture is an opportunity for public sector leaders to meet and explore ways to secure a brighter future with better outcomes for the people they are responsible to. The Festival of Governance celebrates their work.

And we look forward to the panel discussion, in which a wide range of questions will be addressed. The skull session after the event should inspire thinking and ideas to bring in Renaissance 2.0 for 2020. Good Governance because it’s time to think again…

GGI’s annual lecture on 22 September 2020 will be an opportunity for old friends to meet and new friendships to be made.

Agenda and outline

16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and introductions

                      Nadine Benjamin 

16:10 - 16:30 Lecture 

                      Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA 

16:30 - 16:50 Breakout sessions 

                      Led sessions to discuss the annual lecture and develop a set of questions for the panel 

16:50 - 17:10 Questions for the panel – chaired by Nadine Benjamin

                      Rob Whiteman, Baroness Glenys ThorntonProfessor Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Anita DayJessica Lubin 

17:10 - 17:20 GGI Award 2020 

                      Baroness Mary Watkins to present this year’s award to Dame Janet Smith

17:20 - 17:30 Summary and close 

                      Jaco Marais, Festival Director, GGI 

17:30 - till late Skull session  

                      Jaco Marais, Festival Director, GGI

Registration is essential as spaces are limited


For any further queries or if you have issues registering please do not hesitate to contact us via email on events@good-governance.org.uk or via phone on 07732 681131.

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