Equip yourself with the knowledge to engage, empower and exceed within your council.
Your 2018 National Conference will be held at Forest Pines Hotel, Lincolnshire on the 10th & 11th October.
Forest Pines is centrally located, situated just two minutes from Junction 4 of the M180. Click here to view the location map. There will be a shuttle service taking delegates from Scunthorpe train station to Forest Pines.
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Eddie is Great Britain‘s first Olympic Ski Jumper. He was ranked 55th in the world which qualified him as the only GB applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
With the UK firmly backing the plasterer from Gloucestershire, Eddie took to the slopes followed by a whirlwind of international press and media.
Eddie competed in the 70m and 90m ski jumping events but unfortunately came last in both events. Although he captured the imagination of a British public who had hardly expected that one of their countrymen would make an impression on the ski slopes, even less at the Olympics!
The press lampooned Eddie as an embarrassment, but at the closing ceremony, the President of the Games singled Eddie out for his contribution saying At these Games, some competitors have won gold, some have broken records, and some of you have even soared like an eagle". It was the first time in the history of the Olympic Games that an individual athlete had been mentioned in the closing speech, even if it was because of his distinct lack of success!
Eddie is perhaps the best example of a heroic failure, whose perseverance and achievement was - it should be stated - gained without any funding. For that, and for many other reasons, Eddie is more hero than failure, and his story continues to win over audiences.
The Ledbury Case - Implications for the Sector
A session to dissect and discuss the outcome of the Ledbury case. The panel of experts includes Jonathan Goolden, public sector partner at Wilkin Chapman LLP, who, together with Wilkin Chapman colleagues, investigated self referred allegations by Councillor Liz Harvey of Ledbury Town Council.
Duncan Slater, Inspirational & Motivational Speaker
"It made me realise that you can deal with whatever life throws at you, that with a little help and support you can get through the hard times."
"His presentation is a powerful story of overcoming adversity, teamwork, humility, compassion and sense of self."
How to communicate using psychology, Ken Hancott, Tarragon Training
This workshop is designed to provide an insight into how Psychology effects our communication with others.
We all hope our interactions with other people result in positive outcomes, however, because we're all different it's often difficult to ensure clear and effective communication. By understanding how different people communicate we can be more effective and produce better results from these interactions.
The workshop explains how to improve both verbal and non verbal communication techniques in order to truly make your meetings with others more effective.
Using skills developed by ground breaking Psychologists you'll learn how to improve relationships with others and work with different type of people.
The Clerks Chat Show NEW for 2018!
Hear from clerks about their successful projects, interesting case studies and funny anecdotes. A new session packed with best practice and knowledge sharing.
Why not be the first to take part in this new approach and grab the opportunity to share your success and achievements with your colleagues? We would love to hear about your successful projects and what better way to promote your council than at your National Conference. You can also claim CPD points for taking part. If you would like to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The perspective of an officer and a councillor, Mel Usher, Frome Town Council
A challenging and interactive session covering burning issues such as:
- Why nobody wants to stand
- We have no money
- My clerk/council are holding me back
- We can’t get our communities engaged
How to (almost) achieve a paperless Council, Carl Cheevers, Harpenden Town Council
Sometimes just the sight of piles of paper on your desk is enough to drain the energy out of you. This session looks at how by addressing your paper consumption you can increase efficiency and productivity in your organisation. It will focus on the work that Harpenden Town Council is doing to modernise itself and halve its paper consumption by 2020. No matter the size of your council you will get some top tips to make some positive changes.
More updates to your 2018 agenda coming soon...
Tuesday 9th October 6pm - Join us for the launch of the Conference Exhibition. A complimentary reception to mark the start of an exhibition with over 35 providers of key goods and services specifically for local councils.
Early bird delegate costs - early bird discount ends 5th September 2018
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