Fire and Emergency people are invited to attend and speak at a range of conferences every year. Conferences can be a great way to address people’s professional development needs and grow knowledge within our organisation. They can also be really good opportunities to build awareness of our work, and to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.

But conferences can be very expensive to attend when you add up travel and registration costs, and time away from work. We also want to make sure the right people are presenting, that their material aligns with our strategic direction, and that speakers and attendees share conference material if they were funded to attend by Fire and Emergency.

So, our executive Leadership Team has agreed some new principle-based conference guidelines to help managers and team members decide when it is appropriate to attend a conference, either as a speaker or attendee:

If, after reading the guidelines, you would like further advice please get in touch with your one-up manager or HR manager.

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