Practitioners’ Conference 2020 Agenda

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Wednesday 26th February 2020

All sessions apply to England & Wales unless specified otherwise

TimeSession

09.30 – 10.15

Registration & Refreshments with your Conference Sponsor, Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS) & your Exhibitors
The Grange

Meeting of First Time Delegates
Hamlet

Community Governance Awards Breakfast
Othello (invitation only)

10.15 – 10.30

Welcome – Linda Larter MBE FSLCC, SLCC President & Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive
Kenilworth

10.30 – 10.50

Community Governance Awards Presentation
Presented by Linda Larter MBE FSLCC, SLCC President, Elisabeth Skinner MBE FSLCC, SLCC Academic Leader & Academic Sponsor, Blachere Illuminations
Kenilworth

10.50 – 11.50

Confidence, Change and Boosting your Wellbeing
Paul McGee, The SUMO Guy. In a constantly changing and challenging world, this engaging and entertaining session will provide insights and ideas to help get the very best from yourself
Kenilworth

11.50 – 12.30

Crucial Conversations and how to have them – the art of the “difficult” conversation
Jane Biscombe FSLCC, Weymouth Town Council
Kenilworth

Crime Prevention & Community Safety – practical legal requirement knowledge
Steve Postlethwaite, Fawley Parish Council
Hamlet

Software Solutions for a more efficient Council
Caroline Buckland and Kevin Hicks Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS)
Othello

One to One Consultancy
Clive Stilwell, Associate Manager, LCC Consultancy
Prospero

One to One Employment Advice
Lis Moore FSLCC, SLCC Head of Advisory & Support Services
Keats

One to One Legal Advice
Robert Foulke, SLCC National Legal Advisor
Byron

12.30 – 13.25

Lunch with your Conference Sponsor, Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS) & your Exhibitors
The Grange

13.25 – 14.25

Helping Local Councils Reduce Energy Bills & Carbon Emissions
Charles Pegg, Programme Coordinator, Salix Finance
Kenilworth

Beyond the Code of Conduct: Dealing with Councillors with Criminal Records & Other Misdemeanours
(England only)
Robert Foulke, SLCC National Legal Advisor
Hamlet

Lets Talk – Learn the top appraisal techniques to motivate your employees as well as identifying areas for improvement
Clive Stilwell, LCC Associate Manager
Othello

One to One Finance & VAT Advice
Crispin Taylor PSLCC, SLCC National Finance & VAT Advisor
Keats

14.35 – 15.35

Accessibility Statements – Keeping the Right Side of Compliance & Customer Service
Alistair McNaught, Alistair McNaught Consultancy Ltd
Kenilworth

Changing the Conversation – Comment on the NEW Taskforce Toolkit
(England Only)

Lis Moore FSLCC, SLCC Head of Advisory and Support Services & Deborah Evans Lawyers in Local Government (LLG)
Hamlet

Setting up a Community Interest Company (CIC)
Steve Trice, Clerk to Haywards Heath Town Council
Othello

One to One Finance & VAT Advice
Crispin Taylor PSLCC, SLCC Finance & VAT Advisor
Keats

One to One Legal Advice
Robert Foulke, SLCC National Legal Advisor
Byron

15.35 – 16.00

Refreshments with your Conference Sponsor, Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS) & your Exhibitors
The Grange

16.00 – 17.00

How the Circular Economy can Resource Communities: a Decade of Inspiration from Brighton & Hove
Cat Fletcher, Reuse Manager, Brighton and Hove City Council
Kenilworth

19.15

Drinks Reception

19.45

Networking Dinner
Kenilworth

Thursday 27th February 2020

All sessions apply to England & Wales unless specified otherwise

TimeSession

08.00

Registration & Refreshments with your Conference Sponsor, Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS) & your Exhibitors
The Grange

08.40 – 09.40

GDPR Principles and Policies, protecting practices are you there yet?
Sarah Jeffries PSLCC, SLCC Advisor
Kenilworth

Setting up a Community Interest Company (CIC)
Steve Trice, Clerk to Haywards Heath Town Council
Hamlet

Simple, effective & cost efficient steps local councils can take to tackle climate crisis
Naomi Bibi
Othello

One to One Employment Advice
Ian Smith, SLCC Advisor
Keats

One to One Planning Advice
Andrew Towlerton, SLCC Advisor
Byron

09.45 – 10.45

Dementia Friendly Communities
Kat Horner & and Mr John Teeling, Dementia Friendly Communities Officer, The Alzheimer’s Society
Kenilworth

10.45 – 11.30

Refreshments with your Conference Sponsor, Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS) & your Exhibitors
The Grange

11.30 – 12.30

General Power of Competence (England only)
Dominic Stapleton FSLCC, Community Governance Assistant Course Leader and Elisabeth Skinner MBE FSLCC, Academic Leader
Kenilworth

Beyond the Code of Conduct: Dealing with Councilors with Criminal Records & Other Misdemeanours
(England only)

Robert Foulke, SLCC National Legal Advisor
Hamlet

How am I doing – Learn how to get the most out of your appraisal
Clive Stilwell, LCC Associate Manager
Othello

One to One Employment Advice
Ian Smith, SLCC Advisor
Keats

One to One Planning Advice
Andrew Towlerton, SLCC Advisor
Byron

12.30 – 13.10

Lunch with your Conference Sponsor, Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS) & your Exhibitors
The Grange

13.10 – 14.10

Chippenham Town Council’s Devolution Journey
Mark Smith FSLCC, CEO Chippenham Town Council
Kenilworth

14.10 – 15.10

SSAFA: The Armed Forces Charity Julie McCarthy
Director of Voluntary Operations
Kenilworth

15.20

End of Conference

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