Wardens and Court Assistants City Course
Learn how the civic and financial City works
Wednesday 20 September 2017
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 email@example.com
Programme and timings
09.30-9.40 Welcome and objective setting - the basics - Chairman, Livery Committee
09.40-10.10 The role and work of the Lord Mayor - William Chapman, Private Secretary to the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor
10.15-10.45 Helping 'The Livery' understand and support 'The City' - Venetia Howes, Financial Service Group of Livery Companies
10.50-11.10 Education and Livery Schools Link - Peter Cave, Livery Schools Link
11.15-11.45 On being a Master? Q&A panel session
11.50-12.05 The role and duties of the 'Mistress' or Master’s Consort Q&A panel session
12.10-12.40 The City of London Corporation - John Barradell, Town Clerk and Chief Executive, City of London Corporation
14.00-14.20 The role and work of the City of London Police - Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the City of London Police
14.25-14.55 Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation
15.00-15.25 Wendy Mead OBE, The Chief Commoner (and former Sheriff)
15.30-16.00 Some thoughts on after dinner speeches - Nigel Pullman
16.05-16.20 Hints and tips on effective Court meetings - Venetia Howes
16.25-16.30 Concluding remarks - Chairman
16.35-16.45 Tea and disperse
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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