YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN – Issue 58; January 2018

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LLG and NWLC Consortium Offer – Commercialisation Conference

At the start of some closer working between LLG and your Consortium, staff from NWLC member organisations are being offered a generous discount on attendance at the LLG Commercialisation Conference which takes place on 6 February in Leeds.

Find out all about this topical conference by following the link below.

The rate for NWLC organisation’s staff is £125 +VAT discounted from the advertised rate of £215 +VAT.

To take advantage of this offer please quote NWC2018 at the time of booking.

Consortium Annual Training Event 2017 Your Feedback

As reported in our last issue we have had really positive feedback from last year’s event.

Our delegates, speakers and exhibitors alike spoke highly of the programme, the event itself and in particular the interest and enthusiasm from all the delegates.

The Management Board and Steering Group have looked at the feedback that delegates provided.

In particular it was great to hear from delegates that

  • over 75% rated ‘venue and administration’ as excellent
  • over 90% rated ‘relevance and content’ as good or excellent
  • over 90% rated speakers as good or excellent

When asked what was most useful about the event delegates commented that

  • a very successful day with a good mix of speakers/sessions
  • well organised – good attendance by exhibitors

On the less positive side we also had some comments about lack of printed slides being available and that tea and coffee could have been hotter. We have picked up these comments and will ensure these issues are dealt with for next year’s event.

We also had a few comments about the fact that no workshops were on offer covering child and adult social care. The Management Board are committed to providing as wide ranging and interesting conference content as possible so that the event’s appeal is as wide as possible. In a previous year we did offer a child care workshop in response to similar comments. However sadly only a very low number of delegates attended the workshop which was very disappointing for the speakers and those that did attend as the quality of the session was somewhat limited.

In response to this feedback, the Management Board would very much like to hear from Child Care and Adult Care legal staff across the NWLC membership as to how best we can serve your needs generally into the future. Would you like us to arrange training from Barristers Chambers on a regular basis? Or are your training needs met elsewhere? Are there any gaps in otherwise available training that we could try to fill for you?

If you could contact Beryl Heath on she will take your feedback and comments to the Management Board meeting in late February for further consideration.

Thank you

Good News

Your Consortium was shortlisted for the LLG awards. We did not win but to be shortlisted was exciting and it was good to be listed alongside some brilliant organisations who are doing really good work in the sector.

We are also shortlisted in the Efficiency category by and LGC. We are keeping our fingers crossed for success when the winners are announced – for now, we are delighted to have been recognised in this way.

Your FREE Consortium Training Programme

The Consortium Annual Training Programme is available on the website for the training year.

As you know the programme has been developed by our partner firms based upon delegate requests from the feedback from previous training sessions or from the Annual Training Survey undertaken earlier in the year.

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