Lead members for Children's Services are responsible for providing leadership to Children's Services in their area and hold a statutory role.
This development event is funded by the Children's Improvement Board as part of the sector-led improvement programme and aims to support lead members with the key challenges they face in the changing policy landscape and to develop leadership capacity, share learning and provide a valuable networking opportunity.
The course is residential, runs over two days and is delivered by member peers, Children's Improvement Board and LGA staff supported by guest speakers from central and local government and partner agencies.
The event is member-led, interactive, and maximises the opportunity for discussion and sharing of experience.
"The opportunity to meet and hear the views of other lead members and to debate current issues has been invaluable."
"Understanding where I am as an individual leader and the opportunity to reflect on the skills I have already was very useful."
"I came away with practical ideas I can apply in my authority."
The sessions will cover:
Speakers and member peer contributors include:
"Thank you so much for organising such a brilliant training session – it was really inspiring. I have come back feeling much more confident and clearer about what needs to be done in my authority."
Councillor. Laura Mayes, Portfolio holder for Children's Services, Wiltshire Council. October 2012.
Midweek Programme 5, Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
Thursday, 5 September to Friday, 6 September 2013
Weekend Programme 6, Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
Saturday, 23 November to Sunday, 24 November 2013
Midweek Programme 7, Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
Tuesday, 29 January to Wednesday, 30 January 2014
The event starts at 10.00 am on Day One finishing at 3.30 pm on Day Two.
One lead member place is offered to each local authority free of charge. Accommodation, meals, course materials and delegate fees are funded. Accommodation is available the evening before the course.
Or to register your interest in any of the programmes please contact:
Telephone: 020 7664 3054
29 May 2013