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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 Microsoft-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 and usable solutions for participating SLG members and where appropriate to the wider public sector.
By committing to collaborative working with local authorities to share experiences, create working partnerships across the SLG and achieving efficiencies in ICT project delivery.
Use a shared working approach to produce real and demonstrable savings, avoiding duplication and utilising economies of scale.
Derive real benefits from membership of the SLG through:
  • sharing resources and identifying additional resources
  • sharing expertise through networking
  • reducing risk
  • identifying cross-authority procurement opportunities.

The SLG will collectively seek to influence Microsoft market focus and its responsiveness to local government requirements.

Raise the awareness of effective ICT delivery internally within the member authorities and with fellow authorities, established regional groups and importantly, the UK IT media.

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