Practitioners’ Conference 2021

We are delighted to announce that bookings for the 2021 Conference are now open!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 2021 Conference taking place on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th February 2021 at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth.

The 2020 event enjoyed record-breaking attendance with full conference packages being sold out weeks prior to the event!

Click here to view photos from your 2020 Practitioners’ Conference.

A closer look at your sessions....

Your exciting agenda is currently being planned and will be announced shortly.

If you would like specific training included in the 2021 agenda please email Becky Over, SLCC Conference Manager on [email protected]

Sam Flynn, Social Media Guru

Creating Positive Content for Social Media & Managing Negativity

Sam Flynn has been training businesses in the use of social media for over 9 years. Sam has a background in business psychology and uses this in her training to help businesses understand how to build relationships with their online audience. Sam speaks regularly at events worldwide about achieving success on social media and has written a book – Social Media Super Success.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to have a more positive social media presence
  • What content to share beyond council news
  • How to encourage people to engage with that content
  • How to manage any negativity in the comments
  • How to avoid negativity going forward



Ken Hancott, Positive Psychology Trainer

As a previous speaker at SLCC Regional Training Seminar’s and National Conference’s, Ken is back to deliver a “PEP Talk”. Ken is a Psychologist and former Psychotherapist who wants to show you how to exercise your mind to become resilient to tasks, events, people and things that would usually have a negative effect on your mindset and make you feel much more positive about them.

Ken Hancott is the owner and principal trainer of Tarragon Training who specialise in Positive Psychology training to improve team motivation, working environments / culture, performance and communication.

Having over 25 years’ experience in managing and motivating sales & marketing teams for global corporations Ken re-trained in psychology to fulfil his passion for helping people change for the better. Together with studying at Regents College of Psychotherapy & Psychology in London Ken is a qualified Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Behaviourism and also in Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

Having been in private practice (psychotherapy) for many years he founded Tarragon Training offering training to private business and the medical profession that offers Positivity, Self-Empowerment and Performance benefits.



Feedback from the 2020 delegates

“Thanks to all involved. It really was a great conference, with really useful workshops. The exhibitors were also good to meet, even if providing services we don’t use, it’s always good for future projects. After Paul McGee’s presentation I felt as I was sitting taller, topped up with some self- belief and self-confidence. Jane Biscombe went on to underpin the sentiments with the Critical Conversations workshop. What a positive and powerful start to the conference (and all in one morning!) Brilliant, thank you all. It’s just what a lot of Clerks needed to hear.” Helen Watson FSLCC, Town Clerk, Beverley Town Council

“I always enjoying meeting supportive clerks and networking.”

“The networking at all SLCC events are great. It’s just remembering everything you’ve been told afterwards! Really enjoyed it. It felt like a battery re-charge – thank you!”

“The hotel was excellent especially the food. Thanks to all who worked hard to come up with topical and interesting features. A difficult task done very well.”

“Extremely well organised, SLCC extremely welcoming, quality of speakers was good, venue was very good – overall a motivational day”

Over 90% of attendees found their overall experience of Practitioners’ 2020 ‘good’or ‘excellent’