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National Conference

Equip yourself with the knowledge to engage, empower and exceed within your council.

Your 43rd National Conference takes place on the 18th and 19th October 2017 at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire with the exhibition of our commercial partners opening on Tuesday 17th October 6.00pm – 7.30pm in the London Suite.

Your NEW two day, midweek format features a packed agenda with learnings such as:

•    Find out the new Government’s thinking on parish councils
•    Explore the role of parish and town council officers in securing the devolution agenda
•    Discover the vision for the future of your Society
•    Learn how devolution will affect parish councils and their clerks
•    Seek one-to-one finance, VAT, employment, legal or planning advice from our highly competent advisors

Your App!

Don't forget to download your free Conference App to view speaker information, the agenda, floorplan and much more at a touch of a button! Go to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android), search 'SLCC' and download.

Booking is now closed, looking forward to seeing you at conference.

Member prices
Day delegate - £140 + VAT
Full Conference - £380 + £58 VAT

- Both days of Conference
- Networking dinner on Wednesday 18th October
- Accommodation on Wednesday 18th October (single occupancy)
- Breakfast on Thursday 19th October
- Lunch and refreshments on both days

Non-Member prices
Day delegate - £170 + VAT
Full Conference - £445 + £71 VAT

- Both days of Conference
- Networking dinner on Wednesday 18th October
- Accommodation on Wednesday 18th October (single occupancy)
- Breakfast on Thursday 19th October
- Lunch and refreshments on both days
Want to take advantage of member discount? Click here to join today.

Does your council have an annual budget of £75K or less? If so, come along for the day for just £89 + VAT for members or £119 + VAT for non-members.

Exhibitors at your National Conference 2017:




Your Speakers

Other speakers include:

Paul Mcgee, @thesumoguy
In this entertaining and engaging talk, Paul Mcgee aka ‘The SUMO guy will provide ideas, insights and inspiration on how we can get the best from both ourselves and our relationships with others in the workplace. Be prepared for both laughter and learning
as well as some practical take-aways.


Ken Hancott, @tarragonken
Reducing stress in the workplace

It seems as though everyone is talking about mental
health issues at the moment, and rightly so, as stress in the workplace causes demotivation, poor performance and at worst influences physical and mental health. We can’t always stop stressful situations happening but we can develop tools to deal with them in ways that
actually help significantly reduce their impact on us.


Help & Advice
Over the duration of conference our highly competent advisors will be on hand to book one to one appointments covering:

  • Finance & VAT
  • Employment
  • Legal
  • Planning

Book your place when you arrive at conference…..
Hurry though, places do go fast

Visit your SLCC Zone based in the Rotunda at National Conference to find the following:
Professional Development
Luxury Charity Raffle
Meet the Experts:

Wednesday 18th October 14.40 – 15.40
'Introducing your New Professional Development Scheme' with Lesley Swinbank

Replacing the services previously carried out by the Institute (ILCM), the new scheme will provide greater importance to training and development.

Find out more about the scheme including how to become a Principal or Fellow of the Society, how to acquire and record your CPD points, gain information/advice on qualifications and professional development and more.

Wednesday 18th October 16.10 – 16.40
'Your training needs' with Helen Quick
Come along and have an informal chat with Helen about your training needs. Hear from Helen on the new initiatives that she and the team have started to deliver, which will be fully rolled out in 2018.

Thursday 19th October 13.15 – 14.15
'Your councils’ social media useage' with Gemma Rickard
Gemma is available during this session to provide individual help and advice on your councils’ social media useage. Learn new skills or just seek some advice from Gemma on how to ensure your community are kept up-to-date with your councils’ plans and activities.

Luxury Charity Raffle
Your President Alan Blakeley has chosen two charities to support during his presidential year; Prostate Cancer & Trinity Hospice in Fydle. Help him to support these worthwhile charities by purchasing a raffle ticket or two to win one of our deluxe prizes including:

  • Dinner at Marco Pierre White for two with an overnight bed and breakfast stay at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel donated by Jurys Inn.
  • A table tennis package for your community including a full size table donated by Table Tennis England
  • A £200 indulgent hamper donated by Zeralynx Print
  • A winter planted window box donated by Plantscape
  • Six months free data backup donated by Vision ICT
  • A self-watering hanging basket donated by Amberol
  • Bottles of wine donated by Edge IT Systems
  • A canvas print of your favourite photo donated by Ashley House Print
  • 3 night stay in a luxury holiday home at Tarn House Country Inn, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Tickets will be on sale in the SLCC Zone at conference.

Are you a local council graduate?
To celebrate 30 years since a special higher education course for local council officers was first designed and delivered, we are holding a celebratory dinner on the evening of the 17th October. All graduates of the degree programme are invited to attend along with past and present staff. Click here for more information and to book your place on the dinner.

Nominate your colleagues for a Society Award

Click here to view the list of award categories and to find out how you can nominate a colleague. Closing date for nominations is the 29th September.


National Conference in 2018 will be held at Forest Pines Hotel, Lincolnshire on the 10th & 11th October.

National Conference is generously sponsored by:


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