Date: 5-7 July 2011
The Dialogue Society attended Civil Service Live for the first time in July. Civil Service Live is the largest gathering of civil servants, designed to inspire innovation and promote best practice across all government departments and agencies. Staff from our London office manned a stall, attended discussions and were privileged to meet with a range of senior civil servants, including a number of Permanent Private Secretaries. The event gave Dialogue Society representatives a unique opportunity to invite civil servants to join the organisation’s discussions on key social issues. Discussions with a range of civil servants and other stallholders also allowed Dialogue Society staff to identify potential areas of collaboration with those working towards similar goals to our own within the public and private sectors. The event ended with an engaging “Question Time” focused on the challenges of the current economic climate, with Peter Jones from Dragon's Den, Sir Gus O'Donnell, Baroness Hogg and Paula Vennells.