Commercial Skills Masterclass for Public Service Delivery

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A two day masterclass in Commercial Skills for Public Service Delivery for just £45

Designed and delivered by a cross-sector partnership (ACEVO, AVANTA, Capita, Ingeus, NAVCA, NCVO, Serco and Social Enterprise UK), this masterclass is part of a national programme funded by Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office with pro-bono support from private sector partners.

Who should attend?

South West Forum is hosting this two day masterclass and it has been designed for service managers, senior staff and trustees in voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations who are:

-          Delivering or looking to deliver public services; and/or

-          Bidding in consortia or partnership

What the masterclass will cover?

Delegates will be surveyed beforehand (when you book a place you will receive in your automated booking confirmation a link to complete the survey).  The masterclass will be tailored to meet your needs and interests and will tackle the key issues involved in both direct contracting and sub-contracting.  Outline content includes:

Day 1

  • Context: the changing market and your place in it.
  • Building effective relationships: raising your profile, positioning and building relationships with partners and commissioners; the private sector as a partner.
  • Assessing subcontracting opportunities: risk and financial assessment of contracts.

Day 2

  • Bidding and governance: skills for effective bid management, governance and setting contract terms.
  • Negotiation: the importance of doing it, and how to do it well.
  • Implementation and contract delivery: tools, processes and challenges when preparing for and delivering a contract.
  • Learning and adapting: how to respond to changing circumstances during the contract.

How to book?

Places are limited to 25 for the two day masterclass – 18 & 19 September 2013, 9.30am to 4pm. 

Venue:  Exeter Community Centre, Exeter

Cost:      £33.75 South West Forum Members & Partners/ £45 Others.

how to book:
Exeter Community Centre 17 St. David’s Hill Exeter Devon, EX4 3RG
2 days
organised by: 
South West Forum