One Team Government – part of a brilliant Civil Service

Written by Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service on 19 July 2017

On 29 June, around 200 people gathered in London for the first of a series of events called One Team Government.

The event brought together policy-makers, digital and other government professionals, and non-public sector experts to discuss how to make government more effective. Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, gave a keynote speech and the event was attended by almost all central government departments, as well as representatives from local government, the third sector and other interest groups.

Clare Moriarty delivers the keynote address at the inaugural One Team Government event

The event was an ‘unconference’, where attendees create the agenda on the day, to make sure the most relevant and timely issues are discussed and that everyone in the room has a stake in what is discussed. There were 30 sessions in total, including:

  • How working across disciplines in the education sector could help improve outcomes for schools
  • How do we create service-orientated professional networks that cross departmental boundaries?
  • 2017 General Election: finding opportunities to collaborate in times of uncertainty

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Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service