Free PPMA workshop – reducing headcount and limiting redundancies

What is being achieved by career management and redeployment in Sunderland City Council?

Following the success of the event held in Manchester earlier this month, Ways HR Consulting are pleased to be hosting a similar best practice HR workshop with their partners from the Yorkshire and Humberside branch of the PPMA.

On 18 March 2011 at 2:00pm-5:00pm, the free workshop will:

  • Present a case study of how Sunderland Council is using radical redeployment and career management to fulfil a commitment of ‘no redundancies’.
  • Provide examples of how new approaches to career management can encourage both voluntary turnover and support workforce flexibility.
  • Discuss different approaches to workforce planning.
  • Facilitate a discussion¬†about the HR implications of this approach. This includes questions about investment, implications for operational managers and whether it constitutes good practice.

Confirmed guest speaker

Speaking at the event will be Dave Rippon, Head of Organisational Development at Sunderland City Council. Dave will be presenting a case study explaining the organisation’s innovative approach to managing the financial pressures affecting the public sector.


The free workshop will be taking place at West Gate in central Leeds.


To reserve your free place and for further details please contact or telephone 0870 890 9882.

(Places are limited to allow full discussion and may be limited to 2 participants per authority).