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Lead Member Day 2022

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Date & time

  1. 28 September 2022 10:00 - 11:00



Join us for our first-ever Member Day.

The purpose of the online session is to explain our aim of improving engagement throughout the society and how we can work together to support this, so we really hope you can join us.


  1. 10:00 Welcome and Introductions

    Nadira Hussain, CEO, Socitm

    Socitm CEO Nadira Hussain will make us all welcome, run through the practical housekeeping, and share her thoughts on how we work together for the benefit of the society and all its members. She will also share some future ambitions for Socitm. 

  2. 10:10 The Oxfordshire Model

    Dave Sanderson, Director of Member Services

    Membership director Dave Sanderson will show how a successful relationship between Socitm and Oxfordshire councils is proving beneficial to all organisations involved. He’ll also discuss who might be the best person to act as your lead member. 

  3. 10:25 Making the most of Socitm

    Poppy Whelan, Head of Member Services, Socitm

    Head of membership Poppy Whelan will give an overview of key benefits a Socitm membership provides and how to maximise them. This will include using free sector specific consultancy hours, supporting staff development through our Leadership Academy training and new features coming this year. 

  4. 10:40 Leadership Academy and alumni

    Yogita Popat, assistant director of sustainability at London Borough of Barnet

    Yogita will share her experiences of completing two of our Leadership Academy programmes; Top Talent and Empowering Women. Hear how these unique courses are tailored specifically for the sector and how the longer term benefits have helped Yogita in her career.

  5. 10:50 Feedback and questions

    We’ll finish off the session with an opportunity for an open discussion on the issues which matter most  

  6. 11:00 Close


Who can join our events?

Our events are open to everyone and relevant to all levels of staff, from new joiners right through to senior executives. This creates a vibrant mix which promotes innovation, sharing of best practice and drives the modernisation of public services.

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see individual event registration details for more information.

Contact our events team with any questions.


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