Advising Local Government Leaders At The University Of Birmingham

Dean Russell gave a lecture today at the the University of Birmingham for the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) - Total Leadership Development Programme.

In his lecture Dean spoke about agility, innovation, creativity and service redesign in local government to senior leaders in the sector. In particular, how local government can learn from entrepreneurial approaches to leadership, communications and digital transformation.

Dean added:

"Local Government is a crucial part of delivering services and democracy to people across the UK. It was a pleasure to meet with the next generation of potential leaders and excited to discuss lessons from business and beyond with the group. I genuinely believe technology will reshape Local Government as we head into the future, but any change needs to be carefully thought out and planned for the long-term. We must always ensure the public and their needs are at the forefront of thinking when designing services to ensure the best possible experience is delivered, and to ensure people who are not digitally active are not left behind."
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Dean is actively involved in the community and is leading local and national campaigns and initiatives to make a difference for people across Watford and around the UK. Use the links below to find out more. If you don't see something important to you, let Dean know via a quick community survey here. 

Funding For
Watford General

Find out about Dean's successful lobbying for £400m funding for West Herts Hospital Trust.

Infrastructure &Transport

From Woodmere Avenue to local infrastructure and transport. Find out about Dean's local work. 

Mental Health
& Wellbeing

Find out Dean's plans for mental health & wellbeing across our town.

Safe Streets &
Fighting Crime

Find out about Dean's work to put victims first, tackle crime and ensure our streets are safe.

Tackling Homelessness

Dean has helped secure over £4m to end homelessness in Watford. 

Education, Skills & Jobs

Find out about the latest initiatives for skills and jobs from kickstarter schemes to training. 

Environment & Waste

Join Dean in ending the use of single use plastic and waste across Watford. 

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