National Conference 2022 Agenda
Attendee Badge key:
Black – Exhibitor
Red – SLCC Officer
Blue – Delegate
Green – Speaker
Yellow – First Time Delegate
Tuesday 1 November
Wednesday 2 November
Thursday 3 November
8:30 – 9:00
Registration & Refreshments
9:00 – 9:40
Update on the Civility & Respect Project
9:40 – 9:55
Welcome to NALC Chair Keith Stevens
9:45 – 11:00
One-2-One Advisory Sessions
10:00 – 10:45
A social session of insight, imagination, and ingeniousness – a chance for smaller & medium council clerks to explore problem-solving; through consideration of output from our colleagues in the larger councils’ group; and some on-the-fly heuristics.
A Social Session of Insight, Imagination, and Ingeniousness
The session from Ian Morris is intended for Clerks who think BIG!, regardless of the size of their current council(s). Discover a summary of the work Ian has been leading on identifying four ‘wicked problems’ affecting our larger local councils today; learn about an innovative ‘design thinking methodology’ that is being used to tackle those four problems; hear what’s happening next as we move towards developing innovative solutions to the four problems; and use a practical activity to provide you with a really simple technique for thinking laterally about tricky problems that you might be facing in your workplace. Your contribution to this activity will help to shape the problem solving work as it continues into 2022 and early 2023.
For Clerks who Think Big!
Pethau Cymru – Wales Things
Lyn Cadwaller, Chief Executive One Voice Wales, will attend to discuss:
Pethau Cymru – Wales Things
10:55 – 11:20
11:20 – 12:15
Case Studies from CLP training in tackling Climate change Richard Watkins & Alan Wilson, We will only conquer the Climate Emergency if people change their lifestyles. However, people have formed their habits and attitudes on travelling, heating, eating, and the countryside over tens of years. They are ingrained into their minds. People only change the way they live if they can see what is in it for them. People will always say “Why?” when asked to do something different. Education answers the question “why”.
We have 500,000 people in Shropshire, so we set up Save Our Shropshire to explain to them, through Parish and Town councils, the disastrous consequences of climate change. We show how each person contributes to it, why we all need to change, and how to make the changes. We will explain our objective of helping Parish and Town councils to be at the heart of helping their communities. As President Barack Obama said, “If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century.”
Case Studies from CLP training in tackling Climate change
Tracey Robbins is Head of UK Programme Delivery for Eden Project Communities, she is passionate about communities, informal networks, relationships, interconnectedness and reducing loneliness.
Eden Project Communities brings people together, supporting and empowering them to make positive changes where they live, through The Big Lunch, Community Camps and the Network, which connects and supports community-minded people right across the UK.
This session will provide an overview of the latest annual research, delving into the data that demonstrates the power of simple community activities to build resilience, community connection and local responses to climate change.
Tracey will also share practical ways to support community action, increase interconnectedness and encourage sustainable living in your council area, leaving you inspired and better equipped to face the challenges ahead.
Communities and Climate Change: building a better Future
Megan joined CSE in September 2017. A major part of her role has been mentoring young people through the Bright Green Future and Green Influencers youth environmental leadership programmes. Megan also works on projects supporting communities with their energy projects and local councils take action on climate change through the Town and Parish Climate Action Day events. She manages grant schemes within the Local and Community Empowerment Team, and designs and facilitates face-to-face and virtual workshops that support the community energy sector, community groups, young people and councils.
Megan researches and engages with community groups and organisations across South West England and Wales to promote CSE’s projects and has assisted the Research & Analysis team with evaluation reports. Megan has also supported the Home Energy team on numerous of projects providing energy advice for vulnerable and fuel poor households on the phone and in person.
CSE Impact Tool for carbon footprinting: what it is, how it can be used
11:30 – 12:15
One-2-One Advisory Sessions
12:15 – 13:15
13:15 – 14:00
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.
The new Prime Minister and government: the future for local government and the implications for town and parish councils for devolution, levelling up and reorganisation
14:00 – 15:00
Confronting adversity, working as a team, and saving the planet, all whilst having fun and making the most of your life.
Climb Your Own Everest
Close of Conference
National Conference 2022 is generously sponsored by Blachere Illumination.
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