The public sector owns a large portfolio of buildings, from offices to housing, which is a significant challenge to manage due to higher-costs of facilities management, meeting the Government’s commitment to net-zero and adoption of hybrid working.

Specifically designed for the public sector, join our Managing Public Sector Estates and Assets course to gain the necessary tools and strategies to optimise your estate.

Gain an overview on how the public sector estate has evolved and learn how to run your buildings in a more sustainable way.

Through interactive workshops, understand how to rationalise your estate and deliver greater reduction in costs, utilise data and technology to ensure your workplace and office is designed and fit for purpose

Leave the day with an action plan and toolkit to better manage your estate and assets.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Jenny Baynes
Smart Working Consultant

Jenny Baynes is a smart working consultant, she led the development and delivery of the award winning modern council programme for North Yorkshire County Council.

Jenny has worked with a variety of organisations to drive change initiatives and develop smart working practices. She has collaborated with industry leaders and developed networks to share those practices to support organisations working toward becoming happy, healthy and productive workplaces

Jenny is an experienced key note speaker and facilitator with a background in organisational development, training and leadership development.

Jenny is also a qualified coach and when ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an overview of the public sector estate
  • Learn how to rationalise your estate and reduce costs
  • Understand how you can make your estate more sustainable
  • Use data and technology to ensure your workplace is designed and fit for purpose
  • Take back an action plan to better manage your estate and assets
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Overview of the Public Sector Estate

  • How has the public sector estate evolved?
  • Learn about the impact of Covid on running your estate
  • Discuss how estates and assets are currently being used – hybrid vs office working
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Incorporating Sustainability into Your Organisation

  • Learn how to make your estate more sustainable
  • Understand how facilities and estate management fits into the sustainability agenda
  • Gain best practice from public sector examples
  • Receive expert advice on how you might move towards becoming a net zero organisation
12:00 - 13:00

Rationalising Your Estate: Saving Costs/Fit for Hybrid Workplace

  • Identify areas that can drive costs and efficiency
  • Discuss with the trainer and other delegates innovative ways to be more efficient
  • Learn how to be more effective at rationalising your estate
  • Gain techniques to optimise office space
  • Develop innovative approaches to design and utilising space
  • Adopt more effective smart working practices
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Use of Technology

  • Understand how technology can be used to manage your estate in a smarter way
  • Learn how technology is being utilised by other public sector organisations
  • Use data and technology to ensure your workplace is designed and fit for purpose
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop an Estate and Asset Management Toolkit

In this interactive session, you will develop an estate and asset management toolkit to take back to your organisation.

  • Review and improve your current practices
  • Adopt smart working approaches to estate and asset management
  • Develop strategies to maximise the use of your estate
  • Take back an action plan to better manage your estate and assets.
16:00 - 16:15

Round-Up and Key Takeaways


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT