CJ Special Interest Group event 21st Feb 2012 to be held at the Operational Research Society offices, Edward Street, Birmingham.
11.00-11.10 Arrival and coffee
11.10 -11.15 Welcome, Ian Newsome (West Yorkshire Police, chair of CJ sig)
11.15-11.50 ‘Predictive mapping of burglaries,’ Ian Bullen (Greater Manchester Police)
11.50-12.00 Introduction to afternoon discussion topic ‘Best practice in involving stakeholders in projects’, Sue Merchant (Blue Link Consulting)
12.00-12.20 ‘A few tasters’ – a little theory related to the discussion topic, Ian Newsome and Sue Merchant.
12.20-13.20 Working Lunch (dividing into discussion groups – introductions, sharing experiences of involving stakeholders in projects and deciding how each group wishes to tackle the afternoon’s topic)
13.20-13.50 ‘The role of the Evidence Based Policing Society’, Supt Alex Murray (West Midlands Police)
13.50-14.35 ‘Thinking differently in improvement programmes’, Judith Sawbridge and Tony Osborne (Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust)
14.35-14.45 Reminder of discussion topics and products, comfort break/refreshments, divide into discussion groups
14.45-15.30 Discussion groups:
Topics: Consider one or more of the scenarios below, or suggest a different one, and brainstorm from your experiences good/bad practice in working out whom to involve/consult in the study and how. Jot down on a flip chart a summary of your thoughts on these points.
Scenario 1: Imagine you have been asked to find a way of evaluating the effectiveness of Probation Officer Managers in reducing re-offending ;
Scenario 2: Imagine you’ve been asked to review the rosters for a police call centre to enable service levels to be improved and costs to be reduced;
Scenario 3: Imagine you’ve been asked to facilitate a workshop looking at options for introducing mobile technology for front line police officers.
15.30-15.50 Group feedback to plenary session on good practice , practice to avoid and issues which need to be addressed when selecting stakeholders .
15.50 Close (Ian Newsome)
For more information, please e-mail Sue Merchant
A light lunch and refreshments will kindly be provided by the OR Society.