Ask the Director - live Q&A session with Darren Stevens today (Friday)
Thu, 23 Jul 2020

Director of corporate resources, Darren Stevens, will once again be hosting a live virtual Q&A session via Microsoft Teams tomorrow (Friday).

This will be the second such event Darren has taken part in this week and staff from corporate resources, as well as the wider council, are invited to join in and hear the latest on the directorate's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as share their experiences and raise any issues and ideas around how the council can learn from the experience and implement changes as part of the council's organisational recovery work.

The first session saw around 150 people tune into the event and six members of staff put their questions directly to Darren, who also answered questions from those watching remotely.

Darren said: "The first event was a great experience and it was good to hear directly from staff within corporate resources about how this pandemic has affected them and what ideas they had going forward.

"The session on Friday is another chance for staff to put their questions, ideas, concerns and experiences to me directly which could help shape the way we take the council forward following this pandemic and develop a modern workplace for a modern workforce."

The next event will take place on Friday, 24 July, at 8.30am and will last about an hour.

Anyone wishing to ask a question during the session can do so via the Q&A panel on the right-hand side of the screen.

For those who wish to just listen to the Q&A all you have to do is click on the event link and join in.

You don't need to use a council device to take part in these events, you can use any device with internet access, whether a personal laptop, PC or smartphone.

To access the events, please click on the link below shortly before the scheduled start time and follow any instructions.

You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to access the events, as they will launch through your internet browser.

Live Q&A with the Director

Friday, 24 July


Ask the Director - Live Q&A - Darren Stevens - 24/07/20 live link.

Darren will aim to answer as many questions/cover as many topics raised as possible during the event, but any that don't get covered - due to time constraints - will be noted and responses provided through articles in The Grapevine and on the intranet. Where possible, they can also be responded to directly with the member of staff via email.

If you think of a question or topic after the event that you would like to raise, you can email Darren directly.


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