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National Conference

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.

Make sure you attend the event to:
- Be inspired by a personal journey which overcame life-changing injury
Explore the Environment Agency’s new guidelines on burials
- Get the best from your relationships with others using verbal and non-verbal communication
- Gain practical learnings from your sector colleagues
- Meet with our team of advisors for your personal one to one session

Your unmissable sessions include:

Just booked for National Conference 2018, Duncan Slater: Inspirational Speaker.

Duncan is a wounded veteran who became the first ever double amputee to race to the South Pole as part of Walking With The Wounded's expedition team in 2013. Since then he has also become the first double amputee to compete in the world's toughest marathon Marathon Des Sables in 2017.

Duncan joined the RAF at 19, enjoying a range of posts across the military. In 2009 Duncan was on patrol in the Helmand region of Afghanistan when the vehicle he was travelling in hit an IED. Duncan was thrown forty feet by the impact and suffered breakages to his legs, ankles, ribs, lower back, shoulder blade and left arm. The only unbroken part of his body was his right arm. After 12 months of rehab it became clear that both legs must be amputated in order for Duncan to be able to walk pain free. After being injured in Afghanistan, Duncan is determined to prove naysayers wrong and show that limitations are only in the mind. He also hopes to give inspiration to others in similar situations and is the First Ambassador to the British Citizen Awards.

Click here to watch Duncan's story.

The Psychology of Communication - 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.
Delivered by Ken Hancott, a Psychologist who runs a training business delivering courses all around the UK, this is an informative, useful and amusing session that will provide you with new skills to employ both at work and in your social lives.

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...

Early bird delegate costs - early bird discount ends 5th September 2018

SLCC Members
Day delegate - £125 + £25 VAT
Smaller Councils* Day Delegate - £75.00 + £15.00 VAT
Full Conference (single occupancy) - £365 + £49 VAT
Full Conference (twin occupancy) - £330 + £54 VAT

Day delegate - £160 + £32 VAT
Smaller Councils* day delegate - £96.00 + £19.20 VAT
Full Conference (single occupancy) - £430 + £62 VAT
Full Conference (twin occupancy) - £395 + £67 VAT
*Members or non-members from a council with a precept of £75k or less

Attend this event and log 2.5 CPD points per day! Click here to log your CPD points.

"Even after 21 years I still enjoy attending the National Conference not only to meet old and new friends, update my professional knowledge, pick up best practice from other clerks, make contacts with the interesting selection of exhibitors but also to enjoy the inspirational and motivational speaker, certainly looking forward to hearing Duncan Slater this year" Paula Heath, Clevedon Town Council, first delegate to register for National Conference 2018

Annual SLCC Awards
Do you know a clerk who has rendered exemplary service to the profession and SLCC in their first year of appointment?
Or an SLCC member who has given exceptional voluntary service to the Society?
Nominate them for an SLCC Award!

The annual awards will be presented at National Conference and consist of the following categories:
  • New Clerk of the Year - A clerk who has rendered exemplary service to the profession and SLCC in their first year of appointment
  • Bryan Metcalf Award for Volunteering – for members who give exceptional voluntary service to the Society
  • Professional Innovation Award
  • Best magazine article by a member
  • Best case study at a regional or residential event
  • Long Service Award(s)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
Please submit your nomination to your Branch at your next Branch meeting. Click here to view the Branch calendar. If you are unable to attend your Branch meeting or your Branch do not have an upcoming meeting, please submit your nomination to your Branch Secretary. 

Please ensure your Branch receive your nomination by the 1st September 2018.

National Conference 2017
Here's what some of our 2017 National Conference delegates had to say:

"I’ve been a clerk for the best part of 10 years and this is my first conference – what a mistake!  I’ve always been put off by being a clerk to small/medium councils and thinking the issues would be relevant to larger councils – what a mistake!  I have enjoyed the conference so very much and got so much out of it."

"I found the conference to be very inspirational in topics/presentations on offer; my batteries were definitely re-charged. Meeting other clerks has been very beneficial and informative. I have learnt more about the organisation of the SLCC.  An excellent day, I am proud to be a member of the SLCC.  The organisation of the day is first rate ad appreciated the ‘new to conference’ session."

"The exhibitors were excellent."

"Excellent Conference – My first One!  Good Speakers and interesting topics.  Would be good to come to more conferences, congratulations to all!"

"Great networking event with colleagues and exhibitors.  Always leave empowered and info

Click here to view a selection of photographs from the 2017 National Conference




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