Event: Seminar: Being an effective Councillor: ways of strengthening and sustaining personal resilience

Date
31 Oct 2017, 09:30–15:30
Venue
NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL (10 mins walk from King's Cross Station)
Rates

Early Bird LGiU Members: £224.95 +VAT

Early Bird Non-Members: £274.95 +VAT

LGiU Members: £249.95 +VAT

Non-members:  £299.95 +VAT

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Description:

This seminar will also include a free copy of Jacqueline Mansell’s publication: Resilience: A choice for everyday living to be launched at the seminar.

Being an elected Member can be tough: the public profile, credibility and expectations placed upon elected members are numerous, requiring the maintenance of high levels of energy and performance.  Carrying out multiple roles and working with a variety of people and managing a variety of different roles and situations (not to mention getting the ‘work – life balance’ right) requires resilience.

Personal resilience is about maintaining a sense of wellbeing, being mentally strong, effectively meeting different demands and performing at one’s best on behalf of individuals, communities as well as being an effective leader. This is a very practical seminar that will provide each participant with methods and helpful ideas to manage the pressures they face and enable them to be able to maximise the positive aspects of being an elected member.

This will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity for discussion and sharing experiences.

Programme*

9.30    Registration. Refreshments upon arrival

10.00  Introduction

            What is resilience?

Circumstances that undermine resilience

The effects of reduced levels of resilience

11.30  Morning Break (20 minutes)

11.50  Generalised stress

Reacting to situations

13.00  Lunch (45 minutes)

13.45  Relationships and interacting with others

            Strategies to strengthen resilience

15.30  Close

15:30 to 16:30 Optional:

Drinks Reception for publication launch: Resilience: A choice for everyday living.

Keynote speech: Alan Waters (Cllr) Head of Learning & Development

Address by Author: Jacqueline Mansell.

This programme is correct at time of publication, but programme content may be altered without notice to reflect speaker changes which are beyond our control.


Who should attend?

This seminar will be of value to elected members wanting to improve their personal resilience and wellbeing.

Speakers

Session facilitated by

Jacqueline Mansell MA, BSc(Hons) FiFL and Chartered FCIP is a professional personal development management, training management and equalities facilitator and trainer with over 20 years experience in these disciplines. In addition Jacqueline provides counselling, coaching and team development. She has a strong track record working with elected members where for many years her position involved setting strategy and designing member development programmes for 46 councils.