About the conference

The Denbighshire Leadership Conference (or 'DLC') is held every 3 months. Our conferences cover a wide variety of leadership talks for managers and aspiring leaders at Denbighshire County Council.

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Conference Themes

  • Learning and Self-Awareness
  • Drive and Resilience
  • Focusing on Citizens and Quality
  • Championing Innovation and Change
  • Building Collaboration and Partnership
  • Political Awareness and Skill
  • Sharing Leadership
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Being open and honest
  • Being flexible and adapting to situations
  • Embracing change
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Being optimistic and positive
  • Being a role model
  • Involving people and working together
  • Being an effective communicator
  • Embracing the corporate vision
  • Being fair and consistent
  • Being resilient
  • Demonstrating commercial awareness

Next Conference (Cancelled)

  • Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020. 9am - 12pm
  • Location: Denbigh Town Hall



Previous Conferences:

September 2019
  • Theme - Learning and self-awareness
  • My Experience of Learning - Nigel Jones, Community Equipment Service Manager - Presentation (PDF)
  • My Experience of Learning - Emlyn Jones, Head of Planning and Public Protection - Learning and self development (PDF)
  • Interactive Session: Self Awareness Sue Pope, Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant Time Business Consultancy.
June 2019
  • Theme - Values Based Leadership
  • SLT Lead – Liz Grieve, Head of Customers, Communications and Marketing.
  • Exploring Denbighshire County Council's values and learning about 'The Wigan Way' with an update on the Leadership Champions Group progress and the new approach to appraisals.
March 2019
  • Theme - Collaboration
  • SLT Lead – Phil Gilroy, Head of Community Support Services
  • Our approach to partnership working, challenges of partnership working and lessons learnt.
December 2018
  • Theme – Developing a Commercial Approach
  • SLT Lead – Richard Weigh, Head of Finance
  • Our approach to alternative service deliver models and learning from other organisations on how to be more commercially focused.
September 2018
  • Theme – Coaching
  • SLT Lead – Liz Grieve, Head of Customers, Communications and Marketing
  • A session on coaching - the benefits of coaching, how to adopt a coaching style of management and how to use coaching to develop a new culture (from another Council’s perspective).
June 2018
  • Theme – Leading in Difficult Times
  • CET Lead – Graham Boase, Corporate Director
  • How to lead in turbulent times, a presentation from Academi Wales with a session on the need for clearer communication
  • Academi Wales