Civil Service Live 2024 Civil Service Live

Welcome to Civil Service Live

Civil Service Live is the government's annual staff learning conference. The events are designed to allow civil servants to engage with other civil servants, listen to thought-provoking sessions, and hear from inspiring people sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise.

Civil Service Live is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the excellent work of civil servants across the UK and around the world who are delivering brilliant public service supporting citizens each and every day. It’s our chance to share our stories of how we all serve with purpose and pride.

Content at the event was built around the three themes of ‘A Modern Civil Service’:
A Skilled Civil Service:
•  Investing in skills, championing expertise and strengthening leadership 
•  Reflecting the country we serve and creating opportunities around the UK 
An Innovative Civil Service:
•  Finding new ways to solve problems to deliver for the public
•  Seizing the full potential of data and technology
An Ambitious Civil Service:
•  Achieving excellence in project and public service delivery
•  Making it easy to collaborate and provide a seamless experience for the public.

The aims of Civil Service Live are to:
civil servants by sharing information and new ideas that change thinking and allow them to learn new skills and innovate.
civil servants by demonstrating excellent cross departmental working and building networks to support the delivery of better outcomes.
civil servants to demonstrate leadership, learn new skills and improve their working environment to provide better public services.

What is Civil Service Live?

Keynote addresses from the Cabinet Secretary, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer, Permanent Secretaries and senior leaders

One-to-one spot mentoring sessions with Senior Civil Servants

Q&A opportunities with Senior Civil Servants

Inspiring sessions on the three themes of Civil Service modernisation and reform: A Skilled Civil Service, An Innovative Civil Service, An Ambitious Civil Service

Sessions from the largest professions across government

Workshops and seminars aimed at all grades and professions

Speed networking sessions

50-80 private and public exhibitors at each event

Live streamed content from our London event

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Get involved

Find out more on ways you can get involved in the events


Find out about some of the inspiring speakers from the events


Everything you need to know about CS Live