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.
Make sure you attend the event to:
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. Click here to read more.
The Ledbury Case - Implications for the Sector
Jonathan Goolden will start the session with an overview of the Ledbury case. He will be followed by Start Ramsay who will discuss the work of the Standards in Public Life Committee and results of the recent consultation.
Followed by a question and answer session with a panel consisting of Jonathan, Stuart, John Austin, ADSO, our CEO, Rob Smith and our President David Preston.
Duncan Slater, Inspirational & Motivational Speaker
"It was back in 2009, while on patrol in the Helmand region of Afghanistan, the vehicle I was travelling in hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). After 12 months of rehab, it became clear that both legs must be amputated in order for me to be able to walk pain-free. Then I believed my life was really going to be limited. I was told by my doctor that I would never walk or run without pain again. But I was determined to prove otherwise. I wanted to show others that amputees can do anything and I've been on a bit of a journey of recovery ever since."
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!
Join us for an interesting informative session where colleagues share their experiences working as Clerks and offer some helpful advice and tips for success.
10 myths about Parish Councils, Mel Usher, Frome Town Council
This will be a challenging and interactive Session. From Frome Town Council, Mel has been an officer and a member, he will cover roles and responsibilities, the relationship between officers/members. Why it’s important to get the best for the community? And ten Myth Busters. "Nobody wants to stand..." "we have no money....." my clerk/council are holding me back..." " we can't get our communities engaged..." "the rules stop us...." and so on.
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.
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.
Day delegate - £150 + £30 VAT
Smaller Councils* Day Delegate - £90 + £18 VAT
Full Conference (single occupancy) - £415 + £59 VAT
Full Conference (twin occupancy) - £380 + £64 VAT
Day delegate - £185 + £37 VAT
Smaller Councils* day delegate - £111 + £22.20 VAT
Full Conference (single occupancy) - £480 + £72 VAT
Full Conference (twin occupancy) - £445 + £77 VAT
*Members or non-members from a council with a precept of £75k or less
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