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Leadership in Action


Two days of intense management training

  • Management training geared to meet the specific needs of managers in local councils or those aspiring to be so.
  • Particularly relevant to senior managers as well as the clerk.
  • Suitable for all sizes of councils.
  • Interactive sessions delivered by leading figures within and beyond the local council sector.

What's in it for you & your council:

  • Learn how to inspire your team using transformational leadership
  • Discover how to overcome the challenges presented by the devolution agenda
  • Unlock the strategic potential of your council
  • Find out how to manage key projects on time and on budget
  • Understand how to prepare and deliver a successful Corporate Plan
  • And much more!

Book before 3rd May 2017 to take advantage of early bird savings!

Member prices
Visit as a day delegate for only £99 + VAT.
Or the full conference from £310 + £38 VAT.

Non-Member prices

Visit as a day delegate for only £125 + VAT.
Or the full conference from £375 + £51 VAT.
Want to take advantage of member discount?
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Confirmed speakers include:
Dr Tim Thorogood, Research Fellow, Cardiff University (and former CEO of Falklands Islands, the Local Government Information Unit and Swansea City Council): launch of new research into the capacity of local councils to deliver devolved services.
Mike Burton, Editorial Director, The MJ (Municipal Journal): Devolved functions – unlocking the strategic potential of local councils in England and Wales
Jonathan Flowers, Independent Chairman of Improvement and Development Board (for local councils): Delivering innovation in local councils
Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive: Managing Future Change, Rob will share his previous experience in management of major public and private enterprises
Patricia Marks, Managing Director, Somerset Business Agency: The Difference between Leadership & Management
Tim Walden, Programme Manager, Network Rail: Managing key projects on time and on budget
Cllr Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, Leader, Wiltshire Council and Reg Williams City Clerk, Salisbury City Council: The Wiltshire Devolution Experience
Alan Mellor, IPFA, Town Clerk, Newark Town Council (and former district council CEO and director of corporate services): The role of the RFO in the strategic management of a local council
David Preston, Town Clerk, Oswestry Town Council (Council of the Year 2016): Preparing and delivering a successful Corporate Plan
Lis Moore, SLCC Head of Advisory Services chairs panel of leading members exploring: How to manage sickness absence
Andrew Towlerton, SLCC National Planning Advisor chairs a discussion with experts from RTPI and national housebuilders on: Community Infrastructure Levy – how is it working
Andy Cope, Brilliant Leadership, one of our most popular speakers ever returns to conclude our programme by sharing his unique stance on ensuring successful leadership

New speaker announcement...

Devolved functions – unlocking the strategic potential of local councils in England and Wales
Mike Burton is the former editor of The MJ (Municipal Journal) and now editorial director of The MJ Group along with its other associated local government products and titles such as The MJ Awards, MJ Future Forum,mj.co.uk, LocalGov.co.uk, Surveyor, Local Government News and Municipal Year Book, which are all part of the Hemming Group, publishers and event organisers.
Visit Leadership in Action to hear him speak on devolved functions – unlocking the strategic potential of local councils in England and Wales.

Brilliant Leadership, Andy Cope
The whirlwind of change in th
e last decade means that many employees feel they have had change thrust upon them. Managers and teams are worn out by incessant initiatives and have had their enthusiasm eroded. This session looks at the transformational leadership thinking & approach needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world.  We will amaze you with the simplicity of leadership and help you inspire your team without memorising fifty unnecessary models!
It’s clear that the landscape has shifted – the aim of this workshop is for leaders to shift too.


Keep an eye on the website and our Twitter page @SLCCNews for speaker announcements.

 Date  Venue  Directions  Region  Register
 7th Jun 17
- 8th Jun 17
Crowne Plaza,
Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR

Venue Link
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The 2016 Leadership in Action conference was a great success attracting over 80 delegates from the local council sector.

Watch our video to find out what you missed:

Click here to view the photographs from the 2016 Conference.

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