Public Sector Voices: Ep.41 'The Future of the Public Sector Workforce

In the 41st episode of the Public Sector Executive Podcast, host Dan Benn is joined by the University of Birmingham’s Shailen Popat. They discuss what it takes to educate the next generation of the public sector workforce, at a time when the sector is changing more than ever. With increasingly important goals covering everything from the environment to crime, funding is being spread thin, so how do you train these decision makers?

Popat, Director of the Msc in Public Management course at the University of Birmingham, mentioned the pressures that public sector leaders find themselves under to deliver for the community, whilst navigating ever-tightening budgets. He said:

“The modern public manager has to be so versatile and so creative. They’re always working in a resource constrained environment, but they still have to deliver the results that the public needs.”

To find out how educators like Shailen manage to educate future public sector leaders, make sure that you tune into the Public Sector Voices podcast.

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Ep. 44
LGBT in the workplace
with Carl Austin Behan

In episode 44 of the Public Sector Executive Podcast, host Dan Benn was joined by former Lord Mayor of Manchester, Carl Austin-Behan OBE. Carl spoke about everything ranging from his time in the RAF, being Manchester’s first openly gay Lord Mayor, and the important work he does now, with the LGBT Foundation.

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