Virtual Training Seminar June 2021 Agenda

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All sessions apply to England & Wales unless specified otherwise.

Wednesday 23rd June


10:00 – 10:10

Welcome to your Virtual Training Seminar
Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive, Linda Larter MBE FSLCC, SLCC President and your VRTS host Michael King, Whitby Town Council

10:10 – 10:20

Introduction to your Directors
Adam Keppel-Green FSLCC, SLCC Director – North & Helen Watson FSLCC, SLCC Director – North

10:20 – 11:05

The Climate Emergency: The Bereavement Sector Response
Darryl Kelly, Technical Director & Justin Smith, Business & Development Director, CDS Group

11:15 – 12:00

Government’s reforms of the planning system – what clerks need to know
Andrew Towlerton, SLCC National Planning Advisor
England Only

12:10 – 12:55

Reduce energy costs and Carbon emission
William Campbell, Commercial Director & Sarah Monteith, Head of Outbound Sales, UtilityAid

12:55 – 13:35

Lunch Break

13:35 – 14:20

Bullying: an accepted part of being a clerk?
Claire Rolston, Solicitor/Director, CLR Law

14:30 – 15:15

Tackling poverty through partnership
Sam Scotchbrook, Partnerships Support Officer Advice in County Durham Partnership
& Scott McInally, Assistant Assessment and Awards Manager Durham County Council

15.25 – 16.10

Covid-19: community, councils & clerks
Katherine Hierons MBA, LLB, PG Dip, Town Clerk to Spennymoor Town Council


Close of the session
Your event host Michael King, Whitby Town Council

The Virtual Regional Training Seminar June 2021 (VRTS) is generously sponsored by Utility Aid.

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Utility Aid sponsor the VRTS North Event in 2021