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Your essential one-day training updates are coming back to in-person delivery for 2022!

Visit your regional training seminar for topical, relevant and hands-on learning for the local council sector. Network with your fellow clerks, peruse the exhibitor zone, refresh your knowledge and return to your council with new skills.

Attend this event to:

  • Receive an update on SLCC and the key issues in the sector
  • Examine the most significant planning developments over the last year that will have practical and strategic implications for clerks
  • Explore the implications and opportunities for the sector related to reorganisation, localism and Levelling Up
  • Network with your fellow clerks from the local area, as well as exhibitors and speakers

A closer look at one of your speakers...

Local Government Reorganisation, Localism & Levelling Up

Dr Carlton Brand, Retired engineer, non-exec director, coach, trustee & governor at Wiltshire College & University Centre

Dr Carlton Brand, FRSA is a retired engineer, non-exec director, coach, trustee and governor at Wiltshire College and University Centre where he leads on safeguarding.

He was Programme Director at Somerset County Council where he authored the business case for a single unitary council for Somerset, where he lives, and steered the proposal through the democratic process locally and nationally – it being approved by the Secretary of State in 2021 for implementation April 2023 without amendment.

Carlton worked as a senior manager for Ford Motor Company designing and developing cars and trucks for 22 years, working and living throughout Europe, the United States and Japan.

Looking to work in his local community, he moved into local government, first as a Corporate Director at St Edmundsbury Borough Council before moving to Wiltshire County Council leading on unitary implementation. He was Executive Director for resources and transformation; place-based services (economy, environment, planning and transport); adult social services and public health (mental health, learning disabilities, older people, reablement and safeguarding). He held the statutory posts of Head of Paid Service, Director Adult Social Services and Electoral Registration Officer & Returning Officer for all elections.

Carlton holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies, MSc Advanced Automotive Engineering, Manufacture and Management and a Doctorate in Engineering; he is a level 7 qualified executive coach and programme & project manager and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). His biography appears in Who’s Who.


21 September 2022, 10:00am – 4:00pm


DoubleTree by Hilton, Coventry, West Midlands


Members: £85 + VAT
Non-members: £135 + VAT
Bring along a fellow clerk, officer or councillor and get their non-member place for £85 + VAT!

CPD Points

Attend this event and log 2.5 CPD points!

Feedback from Training Seminars in 2021

‘This was the best training event I have ever attended. The content was on target and explained beautifully. Bargain price for the knowledge and expertise imparted. And whilst we do not have the face to face experience, I also managed to deal with some emergency situations throughout the day so being in the ‘office’ was really useful.’
Helen Griffiths, Chalfont St Giles Parish Council

‘Although I missed meeting colleagues in person and the inevitable gain from networking, holding the Regional Training Seminar virtually worked really well.  The programme was fast paced and without travelling the day was shorter so there was the opportunity to keep on top of work.  A win-win situation!’
Julie Larter FSLCC, St Austell Bay Parish Council

‘To do these training sessions virtually is so much easier as you don’t have to give up a whole day. You can listen in to those sessions of most interest/use, and do others things whilst the other sessions are being held. Thank you, I have a back ground in planning and deal with the planning aspects at work, so the planning session was of particular interest to me.’
Helen Ferdinand, Yeovil Town Council

‘Excellent program covering useful topics, lots of useful information.
Philip Peacock PSLCC, Huntingdon Town Council