At SLC we have worked hard to ensure that expert knowledge is the basis for everything we do. We believe in sharing this knowledge and learning from others to ensure that our sector is the very best that it can be.
We facilitate and share best practice through our sector-leading Think Tanks and our continued commitment to being a leading voice in the sector through our publications and articles. During the COVID crisis, SLC is proud to have hosted over 150 local authorities and 25 sector partners in our ‘Virtual Think Tanks’ to support the sector in sharing learning and best practice.
Our SLC online LinkedIn™ forum attracts over 1,400 people from the sector who share ideas, debate and explore critical and key issues such as the COVID-19 crisis and recovery.
“There is nothing like this type of session anywhere else”.
SLC has developed a sector-leading facilitated workshop that we call a Think Tank. Typically, we select a hot industry topic – for example: sustainable leisure partnerships, strategic planning or leisure procurements – and invite senior representatives from councils, leisure operators and other key elements of the supply chain to discuss their own situation, review case studies, hear from colleagues and share experiences.
The environment is confidential, supportive and focused on our clients’ professional needs with no pre-arranged script or agenda.
Who should attend?
SLC Think Tanks are primarily aimed at public service senior officers and elected members with strategic responsibility for leisure and cultural services, and senior finance/transformation managers. SLC clients can attend Think Tanks free of charge.
Why invest time in attending an SLC Think Tank?
What is unique about SLC’s approach is that you are the key contributor, supported by input from sector-leading experts and your own peers. This creates a rich learning environment, building confidence and new support networks among delegates.
“I thought the content was well-presented and networking opportunities were excellent. I learnt a lot. I really enjoyed the break-out sessions and the opportunity to learn what was going on and share ideas from other projects.” Attendee feedback.
Our next ‘face to face’ seminar Think Tank event is scheduled in September 2021 at Loughborough University.
To request further details about our events, or if you are unable to attend an event but would be interested in a personalised session, please email email@example.com.
Virtual Think Tanks
During the COVID-19 crisis SLC has facilitated a series of Virtual Think Tanks on public sector leisure provision.
SLC hosted video conference sessions to explore key COVID-19 related challenges facing the sector. We explored issues linked to lockdown, recovery planning, looking ahead to the new ‘normal’ and how our sector can adapt and respond to take advantage of new opportunities. This is in the context of what is likely to be a long period of economic recovery and social change.
The sessions captured and shared positive ideas, best practice and enabled sector peers to connect and support each other through the crisis. SLC also invited strategic partners with a relevant subject matter specialism to provide expert input.
Here is a link to a review of the sessions to date and the reports from each Virtual Think Tank, published on our media page.
If you have any questions and/or suggestions for future discussion topics, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01444 459927.
SLC has a long history of writing thought-provoking, informative and sometimes controversial articles aimed at generating debate and fresh thinking on key industry topics.
These have been published through a range of sources, including Sports Management, The Leisure Review, CIMSPA’s Sport and Physical Activity Professional Journal, Government Business and the Municipal Journal.
You can access all our previous publications through the SLC archive, showcasing some of the articles, thought pieces and strategies developed by the team, along with other articles of relevance.
SLC online Forum – LinkedIn
What is it?
SLC’s 1,400+ member online forum on LinkedIn™ is a virtual meeting place for sector professionals to share, debate and explore critical sector issues.
You have full control over email alerts and you can dip in and out as often as you like. SLC moderates all content.
Who is in it?
We have developed a balanced group containing our clients, senior sector leaders, specialists in their field, operators and representatives from the private, public and third sector.
We have also attracted international members, who can bring a different perspective to a discussion or debate.
Why should you join?
The SLC online forum has generated some dynamic discussions and debates, exploring new perspectives on long-standing and current issues.
It is an ideal place to share your experiences and discover the approaches taken by other organisations and individuals.
You can bounce around new ideas and thinking with a learned and experienced cohort of leaders in their fields.
This is also a powerful networking opportunity.
To join the debate and connect with fellow industry leaders peers, simply click the Linkedin Logo.