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Throughout the sector, there are growing concerns about the impact bullying, harassment and intimidation is having on councils, councillors and staff and the resulting effectiveness of local councils.

Join Helen Edwards, Lawyers in Local Government (LLG), and Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer at Norfolk County Council, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PSOW), Sam Flynn, Social Media Expert, Becky Walsh, Personal Power Specialist and more!

Open to clerks, deputy clerks, Responsible Financial Officers from councils of any size and anyone with an interest in the local council sector. Specific sessions will be available featuring tailored content for clerks in England or Wales.

Attend this virtual event to:

  • Discover the Nolan Principals and how they work in practice
  • Understand the do’s and don’ts of social media
  • Find out why we have feelings of anxiety or panic and how we can use them in a positive way
  • Receive practical advice on how to resolve disputes between parish councillors
  • Get the latest information on the Code of Conduct from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales


18 May 2022
9:45am – 4:00pm


Members: £45 + VAT
Non-members: £90 + VAT

Bring along a fellow clerk, officer or councillor and get their non-member place for £45 + VAT!

CPD Points

Attend this event and log 2.5 CPD points!

A closer look at your speakers...

Paul Hoey, Hoey Ainscough Associates

Understanding the Code – England

Paul worked extensively for central government for over 20 years in a range of policy roles including over ten years as the director in charge of strategy and stakeholder relations at Standards for England.

He has been the acknowledged national expert on the local government standards framework for the last decade and has worked with individual authorities and groupings of authorities on implementation and development of local standards arrangements as well as advising Standards for England, the Government and key national regulators and representative bodies on standards issues. He has given expert evidence to both the Parliamentary Select Committee and Committee on Standards in Public Life enquiries into local government standards.

At the closure of Standards for England, he and his colleague Natalie Ainscough set up Hoey Ainscough Associates  Ltd to continue to support both national bodies and individual authorities in promoting effective local governance by provision of expert advice and guidance through a dedicated web service, provision of training and tailored support for individual authorities

Becky Walsh, Personal Power Specialist,

Becky Walsh is a comedian bringing her humour to subjects of personal development, mental health and is a UK leading expert on intuition.

She is a communications expert and is a communications and marketing officer for Weston Town Council as well as working freelance setting up social media and communications infrastructure for Parish and Town Councils. She is also the community manager for See Monster part of Unboxed events for 2022.

Becky presented an agony aunt style phone-in radio show on LBC Radio. She is the author of four self-help books including ‘You DO Know – Learn to act on intuition instantly’.

Becky is a sought-after speaker and has appeared at the world-renowned seminar ‘I can do it’, as well being a senior curator, coach and script editor for TEDx Bristol. Becky has a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and is a qualified life coach.
Becky has a private practice as an intuitive catalyst online.

Trainer photo - Becky Walsh

Sam Flynn, Managing Director, Sam Flynn Social Media

Sam Flynn has been training businesses in the use of social media for over 9 years. Sam has a background in business psychology, and she uses this a lot in her training to help businesses understand how to build relationships with their online audience. Sam delivers training in house to organisations, group workshops and online. She also speaks regularly at events worldwide about achieving success on social media. And she has written a book – Social Media Super Success. Sam loves seeing her clients take action and achieve their objectives on social media.


Sam Flynn trains businesses in the effective use of social media to generate new and repeat business.