Virtual National Conference 2020 Agenda

Please note: further networking sessions will be added to the agenda over the coming weeks.

Monday 12th October

All sessions apply to England & Wales unless specified otherwise.

TimeSession

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome to The SLCC’s First Virtual National Conference

11:00 – 12:00

Inside The Storm: Crises from 10 Downing Street
Tom Swarbrick, Former Adviser to Theresa May & Political Speaker

12:00 – 13:00

Understanding Risk and Insurance during Covid-19
Ross Bullard Cert Cll, Client Director, Came & Company Local Council Insurance

13:00 – 14:00

Your Inner Power
Becky Walsh, Personal Power Specialist, Author & Coach

14:00 – 15:00

Christmas Despite Covid-19
Katherine Owen, External Affairs Assistant & Garry Brown, External Affairs, Blachere Illuminations

15:00 – 16:00

Rob’s Reflections
Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive

Tuesday 13th October

All sessions apply to England & Wales unless specified otherwise

TimeSession

09:30 – 10:30

Rise & Shine Yoga
Annie Knapman, Yoga, Mindfulness & Relaxation Teacher

10:00 – 11:00

Preventing Homelessness is Everyone’s Business
Lisa Naylor, Local Authority Practice Manager, Crisis

11:00 – 12:00

Ethical & Responsible Investment
Mark Davies, Relationship Manager (Local Government) & Debbie Kelner, Market Development – Head of Events, CCLA Investment Management

12:00 – 13:00

Model Code of Conduct for Local Government Members
Thelma Stober, Head of Legal and Company Secretary at the Local Government Association (LGA)

14:00 – 15:00

A View of the sector in England and Wales, a Chief Executives’ Panel
Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive, Jonathan Flowers, Chair of the Improvement and Development Board (IDB), Jonathan Owen, NALC Chief Executive, Lyn Cadwallader, One Voice Wales Chief Executive

15:30 – 16:30

Parish & Town Council Funds
Mark Davies, Relationship Manager (Local Government) & Debbie Kelner, Market Development – Head of Events, CCLA Investment Management

Wednesday 14th October

TimeSession

10:00 – 10:30

Mindfulness Taster Session
Annie Knapman, Yoga, Mindfulness & Relaxation Teacher

10:00 – 11:00

Neighbourhood Planning – Where to Now?
Peter Edwards, Planning Solicitor and author of ‘The Power of Neighbourhood Planning’

11:00 – 12:00

Catch-up with Garry & Katherine from Blachere Illuminations
Katherine Owen, External Affairs Assistant & Garry Brown, External Affairs, Blachere Illuminations

12:00 – 13:00

Devolution, Localism, and the Future of Local Councils – Q&A Panel
Dr Arianna Giovannini, Associate Professor (Reader) in Local Politics & Public Policy, Steven Griggs, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Local Governance Research Centre at De Montfort University & Alistair Jones, Associate Professor in Politics at De Montfort University

12:30 – 13:30

A Clerk’s Life – The Truth
Yvonne Colverson, SLCC Senior Advisor & Induction Support Officer

14:00 – 15:00

Rebuilding Communities
Cllr Sue Baxter, Chairman of NALC

The Campaign for the Local Electricity Bill – Power for People
Steve Shaw, Director of Power for People

15:30 – 16:30

All of Your Insurance Questions Answered
Ross Bullard Cert Cll, Client Director, Came and Company Local Council Insurance

Thursday 15th October

TimeSession

10:00 – 11:00

Neighbourhood Planning: Policy and Funding
Jen Beresford, Plan-Making Policy Team & Development Plans at the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG)

Crisis Management
Patricia Marks, Founder & CEO, Somerset Business Agency

11:30 – 12:30

Unlocking the potential of your High Street
Matt Baker, Local Government Association (LGA) Economic Growth Adviser

12:00 – 13:00

Exciting session coming soon!

14:00 – 15:00

Empowering local communities: engaging citizens in the design of public services – Q&A Panel
Steven Griggs, Steven Parker & Jo Richardson from the Local Governance Research Centre, De Montfort University

15:00 – 16:00

AGM – Including Awards

16:30 – 17:30

President’s Social Hour
Linda Larter MBE FSLCC, SLCC President

Friday 16th October

TimeSession

10:00 – 10:30

Mindfulness Taster Session
Annie Knapman, Yoga, Mindfulness & Relaxation Teacher

10:00 – 11:00

Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the best out of virtual work and virtual teams
Dr Penny Pullan, Director of Making Projects Work Ltd

12:00 – 13:00

Diversity in the Community
Becky Walsh, Personal Power Specialist, Author & Coach

14:00 – 15:00

Qualifications Workshop – Find out all there is to know about ILCA, CiLCA & Community Governance
Elisabeth Skinner MBE, SLCC Academic Leader, Dominic Stapleton, Community Governance Assistant Course Leader & Lesley Swinbank, SLCC Professional Development Officer

Communications and Coronavirus – The role that town and parish councils can play
Jayne Surman, Strategy and Commissioning Manager, Communications for Warwickshire County Council

15:00 – 16:00

Achieving the impossible – Thailand cave rescue
John Volanthen, Cave Diver, Motivational & Keynote Speaker

16:00 – 16:15

Summary & thank you
Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive & Linda Larter MBE FSLCC, SLCC President

With thanks to the generous sponsors of the Virtual National Conference:

Came & Company Local Council Insurance are the generous sponsors of the Virtual National ConferenceBlachere Illuminations sponsor Community GovernanceCCLA sponsor the New Clerk Event

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