Management in Action 2023 Agenda

Tuesday 20 June


9:00 – 10:00

Registration and Refreshments
Meet the Exhibitors
The Grange

10:00 – 10:15 

Welcome to Conference
Linda Carter FSLCC, SLCC President, Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive,
and your compere Becky Walsh

10:15 – 10:45

How Technology and Your Team Can Make Council Meetings Matter
David Hall, Managing Director of CloudyIT

10:45 – 11:00

Team Introductions and Challenges

11:00 – 11:20

Refreshment Break
The Grange

11:20 – 12:20

Turning Snakes into Ladders: How to Improve your Council’s Mindset for Better Collaboration in your Local Area
Ian Morris FSLCC, Clerk to Peterlee Town Council

12:20 – 13:00

Team Challenge Preparation

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch – Meet the Exhibitors
The Grange

14:00 – 14:45

The Importance of Trust and Psychological Safety in Team Environments
Morgen Witzel, Fellow of the Exeter Leadership Centre
at the University of Exeter Business School

14:45 – 15:30

Team Challenge Preperation

15:30 – 16:15

Emotional Intelligence & Assertive Behaviour
Josie Payne, Managing Director of Bruck Payne Associates


16:15 – 17:15

Ethical Decision-making in a Professional Context
Professor David Whetham, Director of King’s Centre for Military Ethics,
King’s College London

19:00 – 19:30

Drinks Reception on the Terrace


Networking BBQ on the Terrace (Weather permitting)

Wednesday 21 June


8:30 – 9:15

Registration and Refreshments – Meet the Exhibitors
The Grange

9:15 – 10:15 

Future of Local Councils
Jonathan Rose, Co-Director of the Local Governance Research Centre,
DeMontfort University

10:15 – 11:30

Final Work on Team Challenges

11:30 – 12:00

Refreshment Break
The Grange

12:00 – 13:15

Team Challenge Presentations

13:15 – 14:00

Your last opportunity to meet your exhibitors!
The Grange

14:00 – 15:00

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You
Victoria Humphries, member of the first all-female expedition to the North Pole

15:00 – 15:10

Challenge Winner Presentation


Close of Conference

Management in Action 2023 is generously sponsored by CloudyIT.

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