Civil Service Live 2016: London report

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Above: Delegates chatting to the member recruitment team at Civil Service Live London

Civil Service Live London took place at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Westminster on 12 and 13 July.

Speakers at the event included Chief Executive of the civil service John Manzoni, who admitted that he is "not a fan of our current competency-based process".

Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock also chose to launch the Civil Service Workforce Plan at the event - read the FDA's response.

Civil Service Live London was the final stop on what has been a successful roadshow for our membership recruitment team.

Along with access to our career development opportunities (FDA Learn & Keyskills) and benefits package (FDA Portfolio), delegates could also learn about how else the union can support them at our recruitment stands.

FDA Learn and Keyskills initiatives hosted two breakout sessions at the event, to provide delegates with a taster of the quality training they could expect from FDA Learn and Keyskills. 

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Above: Wynne Parry, Keystone National Officer introducing the FDA Learn/Keyskills taster session

Wynne Parry, National Officer for Keystone, gave a brief introduction at the beginning of each 'Impactful leadership' taster session, facilitated by the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Delegates tweeted their feedback, with the Cross Government Women's Network stating that it was a "phenomenal session" and Mel Packer calling it "excellent", while Keela Shackell-Smith said she "loved it so much" that she's "just ordered the book and is going to practice".

As with all the Civil Service Live events on this year's roadshow, the FDA and Keystone stalls were inundated with delegates wanting to learn more or be reminded about what the union can offer.

The winner of the FDA and Keystone members and non-members prize draw, run at each Civil Service Live event, will be announced shortly.