Between September and November 2017, NatSIP offered three presentations of a regional working day event Equipping the SI sector for the future in London, York and Birmingham.
Feedback from delegates was very positive. They said:
- "I loved the step by step guide to commissioning. The whole day flowed really well and I felt that the presenters clearly put a lot of time in to co-producing this..."
- "Information presented was really informative and useful. Great to hear from other professionals in other LA’s.."
- "Lots of ideas which I will definitely take back and implement..."
The NatSIP Future of the Sector report (compiled by Brian Lamb) outlined a number of key changes to policy, funding and commissioning practice which are going to dramatically impact on how services are commissioned and operate in the coming years. Understanding what commissioners are looking for, how best to position and market SI services and what schools need are going to become ever more important.
The day provided an overall framework for thinking about how to approach commissioners, what is needed in respect of service developments and offers and how this might fit with new commissioning models
The following documents are available from the event: