Good morning everyone and welcome to Transitions 2.0 Thank you all for giving up a little bit of your time to spend with us today. My name is Matt Skinner, I’m the CEO of FG and will be your host for this morning.
I hope you’ve had a great start to the week, full of sunshine here in the UK. Hopefully, we’ll be adding to that great start with a morning full of inspiring talks from some of the best in the biz, sharing their stories of change and transition.
Before we start, I want to say a big thank you to our two interpreters, Audrey and Bridget, who you’ll see at the bottom of your window. This is the first time we’ve included this service in our events, it’s so important for inclusivity and I’m proud to offer this service today.
So with all that in mind, let’s get started!
At the end of last year, we hosted our first Transitions event. Coming together for another morning, we took time to pause, take stock and to reflect on how much every one of you has achieved in delivering vital public services over the last year. You were fundamental in getting our country through its toughest year for a century and we all share profound thanks for your hard work.
Many of you attending today joined us for that event, where we heard from some amazing people working across the sector who had been at the front line dealing with change throughout the crisis. One of our keynote speakers Cassie Robinson spoke about dealing with loss and the things organisations needed to let go, and Eileen Burbidge shared her lessons for leading through transitions.