The Shared Learning Group
The Shared Learning Group (SLG) consists of a number of UK authorities working in collaboration with Microsoft’s Public Sector Division to share best practice in ICT project delivery, jointly deliver MS-based solutions and contribute to the development of innovative solutions to improve public services.
The SLG was formed to deliver the following objectives:
Using the range of Microsoft products, develop and produce practical usable solutions to the ICT requirements to participating SLG members
By collaborative working with fellow local authorities sharing experiences, create working partnerships across the SLG that produce efficiencies in ICT delivery to public sector projects.
Use a shared working approach to produce real and demonstrable savings, avoiding duplication, utilising economies of scale.Demonstrate and communicate these savings to the business and customers.
As part of the workstream projects, derive real benefits from membership of the group.These will include access to additional resources, expertise from other members, reducing risk and strategic cross-authority procurement after SLG negotiation with suppliers.The SLG will collectively influence Microsoft market focus and it’s responsiveness to local government requirements.
Raise the awareness of effective ICT delivery internally within the member authorities and also with fellow authorities, established regional groups and importantly, the IT media across the UK.
The SLG currently includes:
- City of London
- Isle of Man Government
- Kent County Council
- Leeds City Council
- London Boroughs of Newham and Havering (joint membership)
- Plymouth City Council
- Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils (joint membership)
- Sheffield City Council
- States of Jersey
- Sunderland City Council
- Wakefield Council
If you are interested in joining the Shared Learning Group, please contact email@example.com.