Welcome to our online week of learning, good practice and ideas.

During the course of this week, we’ll be sharing a number of useful resources with you, including pre-recorded video interviews with colleagues across public services, blogs, podcasts and we have a number of live events that you can get involved in.

The themes we’ll be covering this week are:

  • The role of communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Crisis Governance
  • Dynamic Strategy
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the workforce
  • Communication and engagement

Making sense of a crisis: Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic

The role of communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Videos

Blogs

Volunteering is a two-way process that makes a difference to everyone involved
Maintaining volunteering efforts during COVID-19
Crisis Governance

Videos

Blogs

Local council democracy – coming out of lockdown
Many more services are moving online, but is everyone travelling at the same speed?
Dynamic Strategy

Videos

Blogs

Dancing to a new beat: the next phase of public services’ response to COVID-19
International lessons for Welsh public bodies in responding to and recovering from COVID-19
Doing it Differently, Doing it Right
Part 1: COVID-19 a catalyst for positive change?
Part 2: COVID-19 a catalyst for positive change?
The impact of COVID-19 on the workforce
Communication and engagement

Videos

Blogs

Foot and Mouth Disease 2001 vs. COVID-19
Cyber resilience is everybody’s business (even Billy Idol!)

Access all our updates and articles around Coronavirus, including challenges and changes, as well as our ongoing learning project.

  • Icons about Test, Trace and Protect, Personal Protective Equipment and Vaccinations
    How are we managing the pandemic in Wales?
    We look at public services’ response to the challenges of Test, Trace, Protect, Personal Protective Equipment and Vaccinations. 
  • Icons about Test, Trace and Protect, Personal Protective Equipment and Vaccinations
    How are we managing the pandemic in Wales?
    We look at public services’ response to the challenges of Test, Trace, Protect, Personal Protective Equipment and Vaccinations. 
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    We reflect on the past year on all things COVID-19 and the public sector
    Join us for our COVID-19 learning week
  • Virus icons
    We reflect on the past year on all things COVID-19 and the public sector
    Join us for our COVID-19 learning week
  • 'Thank you key workers' rainbow projected onto a bridge at dusk
    Part 2: COVID-19 a catalyst for positive change?
    Recovering with ambition: How COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst for positive change, some examples from outside Wales.
  • 'Thank you key workers' rainbow projected onto a bridge at dusk
    Part 1: COVID-19 a catalyst for positive change?
    How COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst for positive change, a framework for evaluating and moving forward with some examples from North Wales.
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    My perspective: #YourTownYourFuture survey
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    We need your views: #YourTownYourFuture survey launched
    Help your local town by completing our survey
  • Illustration of houses and roads as in a town
    We need your views: #YourTownYourFuture survey launched
    Help your local town by completing our survey
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    The Warm Light of Autumn
    How creative writing helps make sense of the world and improve mental health, from prisoners to the public service workforce.
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    Cyber resilience is everybody’s business (even Billy Idol!)
    A follow on from our Cyber Resilience webinar in September. 
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    Powys Library Services during COVID-19 – what we’ve learned
    Our Good Practice Team recently interviewed Powys Library Services about how they have responded to lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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    Can Wales cope with the financial impact of the pandemic on local government?
    We’ve published three pieces of work around Local Government finances in Wales
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    Volunteering is a two-way process that makes a difference to everyone involved
    My recent experiences have deepened my personal learning; in governance, communication, control and the hidden talents within a community. Let me explain.
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    Libraries - it's not just about the books
    Since our Twitter thread about library services back in July, lots of things have changed. 
  • The words 'cyber resilience' next to an icon of an open laptop dispaying a picture of a virus
    Our webinar on public bodies’ cyber resilience during lockdown
    Join us for our free webinar on 23 September.
  • Postcards from around Wales
    Leaving the cave...
    The outdoors boosts our wellbeing and helps us cope with the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but how easy is it to get out and enjoy open spaces?
  • White background and orange social media icons in a row - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram - and an icon of a virus
    Foot and Mouth Disease 2001 vs. COVID-19
    Does social media make a difference to how we learn?
  • Photograph of a bridge lit up with neon rainbow lights
    International lessons for Welsh public bodies in responding to and recovering from COVID-19
  • Photograph of a young man in a blue shirt holding pen and paper
    Remote auditing (a trainee’s perspective)
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    Hitting our accounts deadlines whilst working from home
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    Final Accounts auditing from home
    Lucy Herman recounts her experiences leading the audit of Public Services Ombudsman for Wales
  • Photograph of a bridge at night lit up with neon rainbow coloured lights
    International lessons around COVID-19
    We look at how other countries and their public bodies have dealt with the pandemic
  • Photograph of two pairs of feet in black socks and black trousers, lifted from the ground and dancing
    Dancing to a new beat: the next phase of public services’ response to COVID-19
  • Photograph of two pairs of feet, male, in mid-air, dancing
    Dancing to a new beat with COVID-19
    We look at the next phase of public services’ response to the pandemic
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    Local council democracy – coming out of lockdown
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    Governance arrangements at a local level during a pandemic
    We look at how councils have had to make some rapid decisions about how best to run their services during COVID-19.
  • Photograph of a bridge at night lit up with neon rainbow coloured lights
    The impact of COVID-19 on our mental health
    We discuss the mental pressures and challenges we face during the pandemic and share some learning in our latest blog around COVID-19.
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    Welsh Government COVID-19 funding
    The Coronavirus has had a profound impact on life in Wales and across the world. Public finances are no exception.
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    Welsh Government COVID-19 funding
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    COVID-19: Test, Trace and Protect – councils and local health boards signposting
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    COVID-19: Test, Trace, Protect – how easy is it to access information?
    We look at how councils and health boards have been signposting people
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    COVID-19 learning project – some emerging themes on re-introducing service delivery
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    Our response to COVID-19 – an update from the Auditor General