Digital Leaders Week

Digital Leaders Week kicks off on 20th June 2022, so why not join us and get inspired.

Wigan Council are proud to be part of this national event and we'll be showcasing how we've utilised digital solutions to rise to challenges in a post-pandemic world, sharing how important digital transformation is to the organisation and its future role in delivering services to communities, residents and businesses. We’ll provide insight into ongoing council initiatives that are changing how public services are delivered, while supporting residents to stay ahead of the digital curve.

Join our online talk on Wigan's Digital Pathway

As the world of digital grows and technology becomes more embedded in daily life and working practices, not only does the way we work and the skills we need change, future career pathways and educational opportunities are also impacted. 

We will be holding a discussion to explore this, covering key topics on keeping talent within the borough, exploring educational opportunities to learn new skills and help people grow in confidence and gain qualifications. We'll look at what this means to Wigan Council and existing organisational partners like Nemiah and Wigan and Leigh College.

Things to know

Digital strategy

It's been 12 months since the launch of our Digital Strategy, and it's been a whirlwind of innovation and new discovery.

To coincide with Digital Leader's Week, we'll be sharing updates on some of the amazing projects we've delivered and what this means to our teams and residents, as well as a sneak peek at what's coming in the next year.

We've grown our digital programme to include 22 key projects and counting, delivering against our core themes and pledges and improving digital outcomes. We pride ourselves on being innovative and working hard to do the best we can - this has not gone unnoticed by our peers, with several of our projects receiving recognition through awards and award nominations.

Adult education and skills

Long before the pandemic, the world of work was already changing. The accelerated automation of jobs, the rapid adoption of AI, the embedding of analytics into business processes and the increase in remote working are just some of the tech-driven trends altering the nature of work and skills.

With new roles being created while others become redundant, continuous reskilling and upskilling are essential for an expanding range of business functions. Digital upskilling is a necessity for practically everyone today whether looking to re-enter the workplace or to progress in an existing role.

Wigan Council, in collaboration with national, regional and local partners, are committed to providing these opportunities for residents to ensure they are realising their potential.

BeWell Wigan App - On Demand

The ongoing impacts of COVID-19 accelerated plans to develop a live streaming product. Working closely with TechnoGym we selected targeted wellbeing participants to provide an 'on demand’ leisure and wellbeing offer for residents to engage in safely from home.

Classes included high-risk programmes such as cardiac, stroke and pulmonary rehab, along with our mainstream high and low intensity classes including Yoga and Pilates, Legs, Bums and Tums, HIIT and Body Blast.

Due to its success, a high proportion of members have indicated a desire to continue engaging virtually, so we intend to develop and evolve this offer.

Please note, this programme was developed in 2020 when operating as Inspiring health lifestyles.

Get online events

We can help you get online and learn vital digital skills to enhance your life and job prospects. Join us for a week filled with digital activities:

TechMates Tea Party

Join our TechMates volunteers for a Techy Tea Party. Learn new digital skills, problem solve tech issues. Just drop in, it’s free.

Where and when?

  • Ashton Library, Thursday 23rd June, 1.30pm-3pm
  • Shevington Methodist Church, Gathurst Lane, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 8HA.
    Friday 24th June, 10.30am-12pm

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