The annual Shrivenham workshops provide a unique and confidential forum for senior influencers and decision makers from across UK defence to discuss and debate some of the key challenges facing the UK's defence community.
The workshops comprise both plenary and facilitated syndicate sessions, to allow in-depth discussion of both the challenges and, importantly, the actions to help address them. The workshop outputs are subsequently used to recommend positive and practical actions to address the key issues.
Attended by over 80 senior defence leaders and decision makers from across industry, the UK Ministry of Defence and the Front Line Commands, Shrivenham 9 (the 2016 workshop) provided the opportunity for discussion, debate and proposed action for Implementing the changes required by SDSR 2015 and focused on three key areas:
PA Consulting Group, the UK MOD, Northrop Grumman and Serco worked together to design and facilitate the workshops including initial scope; shaping the agenda; structuring the workshops to ensure high quality debate and outcomes; producing outputs; and managing actions. From 2005 to 2014, PA and the MOD worked with BAE Systems to design and facilitate the workshop.