The New Thinking for Housing workshops are themed workshops held over five days and targeted at current and future housing managers in Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies. This new leadership management programme has been jointly organised by the Institute of Public Administration and the Housing Agency.
Current housing policy and practice present Local Authorities [LAs] and Approved Housing Bodies [AHBs] with challenges of an unprecedented nature and place increased pressure on staff in both entities to deliver on the objectives of governmental programmes. These interactive workshops for housing professionals in, or seeking, a leadership/management role, will encourage critical engagement from participants on current policy and new thinking in this area. The programme will inform key housing professionals of the challenges associated with policy implementation whilst seeking to address these in a strategic manner.
The programme consists of five (5) themed workshops that will include lectures from experienced housing professionals, facilitated group discussions and a small research project to be presented at Workshop 5. The workshops seek to consolidate and expand the knowledge of housing professionals and increase the cadre of skilled professonals working in this sector. It will provide participants with an opportunity to share their experiences and ideas with fellow housing practitioners with the ultimate aim of increasing the professionalisation of housing. Attendance at all five workshops is recommended to obtain maximum benefit.
This programme is delivered as part of the Housing Training Network.