Blue Sky Thinking Festival 2021

The Blue Sky Thinking Festival is returning for a third time, in August 2021.

Discover an insight into our long-standing programmes, learn about new opportunities and delve into discussions around inclusive leadership and resilience. Experience mental health webinars and find out how to make stress work for you, or practice your creativity and bring your team together for some blue sky thinking. Festival 3.0 brings more opportunities to network, a chance to reconnect with distanced teams and a space for the conversations we have put on pause. 

Download the event flyer at the bottom of this page and invite your networks to join you at the festival. 


Subscribers to The Staff College

If the local authority you work for subscribes to The Staff College, anyone within your organisation or linked partnerships will have access to the festival for free. This event is ideal for arranging to bring your team together for a wide variety of workshops. If you would like to make a group booking, please email us directly.

Last year 95.5% of attendees said they would recommend the festival to a friend, and would also attend the next festival, therefore we hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones.  One attendee from Festival 2.0 said that:

“There was an excellent opportunity to connect with colleagues, discuss some of the significant issues facing the sector and exchange ideas.”


How to Book

Access the Eventbrite link by HERE to save your space. This will take you to our main Eventbrite page which lists all the available sessions to book onto. We will release new sessions via email and social media over the next few weeks. Limited spaces are available on each session.

Once you have booked your ticket, you will receive your zoom links for each session two weeks before the festival. If you have any questions about the booking process, please email us at



Full Access Festival Pass: Free to Members 

One Off Session Pass: £35 per session

This event is free to Staff College Networks – Subscribers, Associates, the Coaching Pool and Members of our programmes and networks including: New Directors, Aspirant, BALI and WIL. Sessions listed as ‘Inclusive Leadership’ are free to members of the BALI and WIL Networks, sessions not listed as Inclusive Leadership require a payment if you are a member of a network but not a member of a programme or a subscriber. If you are not a member, please purchase the one off session pass – or email to enquire about subscribing if you are a local authority. 


Ready to see what we have lined up? Click Here