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    Leadership in Action 2017 Agenda


    Day 1: Wednesday 7th June 2017

      9.00 - 10.00

    Registration & refreshments

    Meet the Exhibitors

      Room name (Main Room)
    10.00 - 10.15


     Alan Blakeley, SLCC President 

    10.20 - 11.20

    The Difference between Leadership & Management 

    Patricia Marks, Managing Director, Somerset Business Agency

    11.25 - 12.25

    Devolved Functions - Unlocking the Strategic Potential of Local Councils in England and Wales

    Dr Tim Thorogood, Research Fellow, Cardiff University (and former CEO of Falkland Islands, Local Government Information Unit and Swansea City Council) and Mike Burton, Editorial Director, The MJ (Municipal Journal)

    12.30 - 12.50

    Supporting the Development of the Clerks Profession

    Vicky Jacomb, Came & Company Local Council Insurance

    12.50 - 13.50

    Lunch - Meet the Exhibitors

    13.50 - 14.50

    Delivering Innovation in Local Councils

    Jonathan Flowers, Independent Chairman of Improvement and Development Board (for local councils) & leading local government commentator

    14.55 - 15.40

    Managing Future Change

    Rob Smith, SLCC CEO shares his previous experience in management of major public and private enterprises

    15.40 - 16.10

    Refreshment Break
    16.10 - 17.10

    On Track to the Iron Triangle - Delivering Rail Projects to Time, Cost and Quality Objectives

    Tim Walden, Senior Programme Manager, Network Rail


    Drinks Reception on the Terrace

    Sponsored by Came & Company Local Council Insurance


    Networking BBQ on the Terrace (Weather permitting)


    Day 2: Thursday 8th June 2017

    8.30 - 9.00

    Registration for new delegates & refreshments

    9.00 - 10.00
    Devolution - The Wiltshire Experience
    Cllr Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, Leader, Wiltshire Council and Reg Williams City Clerk, Salisbury City Council

    10.05 - 11.05

    The Role of the RFO in the Strategic Management of a Local Council 

    Alan Mellor, IPFA, Town Clerk, Newark Town Council (and former district council CEO and director of finance)

    11.05 - 11.35

    Refreshment Break & Meet your Exhibitors

    11.35 - 12.15

    Preparing and Delivering a Successful Corporate Plan

    David Preston, Oswestry Town Council

    12.20 - 13.00

    How to Manage Sickness Absence

    A panel of leading members explore the issues – facilitated by Lis Moore, Head of Advisory Services SLCC

    13.00 - 13.45


    13.45 - 14.30

    Community Infrastructure Levy - how is it working?
    National Planning Advisor, Andrew Towlerton facilitates a discussion with leading external experts

    14.35 - 15.35 Brilliant Leadership
    to conclude our programme Andy Cope, one of our most popular speakers ever returns to share his unique stance on ensuring successful leadership

     End of Conference    

    Rob Smith, CEO



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