Wardens and Court Assistants City Course
Learn how the civic and financial City works
Wednesday 26 September 2018
This all day course is intended for senior or upper wardens due to take the chair over the coming 12 months. Their spouses, partners and consorts are also very welcome to attend.
Other Wardens and Court Assistants may also register (with spouses if they wish), but the preferred time for them to do so is during the year immediately prior to their installation.
Experience has shown that previous attendance at a City Briefing (within the past five years) is very helpful before coming on this course. New Clerks are also welcome.
To provide Liverymen approaching the chair a sound basic understanding of:
- How the City Corporation operates
- The roles of Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen and Court of Common Council
- The interdependence and interrelationships between the Mayoralty, the Court of Aldermen and Common Council
- The relationship and significance of the Livery with the City Corporation
And a brief introduction to the business workings of City and its financial services industry, and on being a Master. There is an additional session for Masters' Consorts.
71 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 7HH – see map
There is a charge of £75 for the course, which is refundable, providing 10 days notice is given. If you wish to cancel your place please contact the Course Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme and timings
09.30-9.40 Welcome and objective setting - the basics - Chairman, Livery Committee
09.40-10.00 The role and work of the Lord Mayor - Jeremy Blackburn, Head of Relationships and Networks at The Mansion House and Central Criminal Court
10.00-10.20 Helping 'The Livery' understand and support 'The City' - Venetia Howes, Financial Service Group of Livery Companies
10.20-10.40 Education and Livery Schools
Link - Lis Goodwin, Livery
11.00-11.20 The City of London Corporation - John Barradell, Town Clerk and Chief Executive, City of London Corporation
11.20-11.40 The role and work of the City of London Police - Commissioner Ian Dyson, City of London Police
11.40-12.10 On being a Master? Q&A panel session
Venetia Howes (Chair)
12.10-12.30 The role and duties of the 'Mistress' or Master’s Consort Q&A panel session
Veronica Spofforth, Chairman of City Consorts C2
Vicky Russell (Chair)
12.30-12.50 Some thoughts on after dinner speeches - Nigel Pullman
12.50-13.00 Concluding remarks - Deputy Richard Regan
Max no. per course: 110
Please note that the booking facility will close 5 days before a course date or as soon as the maximum number of participants for a course has been reached.
N.B. in order to allow every livery company the opportunity to send a representative of their company on this course, please do not book more than 2 places for your company. You may apply for more places from 14 days prior to the course date, providing there are places left.
For more information about individual livery companies and their Masters and prime Wardens, together with photos and badges, you may wish to visit LiveryCompanies.com, as well as the more established FishHall website.
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