Skip to content

    
Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire Forward Autumn Webinar Series 2020: a series of three webinars in place of our annual half-day conference.

Around 100 stakeholders from all the key agencies in Hertfordshire are invited to attend these 3 webinars to consider the issues and challenges for the county and determine how these can be addressed in partnership to ensure Hertfordshire remains the county of opportunity. Hertfordshire Forward is recognised throughout the county as valuable to partners to ensure a collective awareness of the issues of the day and have their voices heard for developing the solutions working in partnership.

Each webinar will be facilitated by Toby Fox of 3Fox introducing speakers and guiding delegates through interactive polls and questions. The webinars will culminate in a Q&A panel where delegates can have their questions answered.

Post webinar

A summary report will be circulated to all attendees’ post webinar with intended next steps and an opportunity to feedback with more detailed comments. The webcast will be available to share on our website. Questions asked during the webinars will be answered and details published.

Taking part

These webinars are an opportunity for delegates to contribute to the discussions around the future of our county. We want to hear your ideas and opinions. Registration to join the webinars will be by invitation.

Wednesday 23 September 2020. 10am-11.30am

Wednesday 21 October 2020. 10am-11.30am

Thursday 26 November 2020. 11am – 12.30pm

Webinar 1 - Recovery: Moving Hertfordshire forward together

Wednesday 23 September 2020. 10am-11.30am

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a lasting impact on our communities for the short, medium and long term. Hertfordshire leaders continue to collaborate to ensure the county can emerge as healthier and more sustainable.

This first of the three webinars will be an opportunity for partners to consider what Hertfordshire needs to do to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus period to put Hertfordshire back on a positive trajectory and how partners can contribute to the recovery process.

Schedule
Time Session
10.00 Introduction and welcome from Toby Fox
10.05 David Williams, Leader, Hertfordshire County Council - Setting the scene
10.15 Linda Haysey, Leader, East Hertfordshire District Council - Community reassurance
10.30 Anna Morrison CBE, Director, Amazing Apprenticeships -  The class of 2020
10.45 Simon Aulton, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Dacorum -  The volunteer legacy
11.00 Q&A panel
11.25 Final comments
11.30 Close

Webinar 1 speakers

David Williams, Leader, Hertfordshire County Council

David Williams is the Conservative Leader of Hertfordshire County Council. He was first elected to the County Council in 2013 as the member for Harpenden North East and has previously served as the Cabinet Member for Resources, Property and the Economy, Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Education and Skills and Chairman of the Hertfordshire Local Government Pension Scheme Pension Committee. He became Leader of the Council in November 2017.

David is passionate that good local growth builds on the strengths of the Hertfordshire economy, is sustainable and delivers good quality homes to meet the needs of all the county’s residents. His aim is to ensure that families are able to live, learn and work locally and enjoy a good quality of life in thriving communities. He is the chairman of the Hertfordshire Growth Board and sits on the board of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

A determined champion of local collaboration and partnership across the public sector, David chairs the Hertfordshire Public Sector Leaders’ Steering Group and is co-chair of the Hertfordshire Emergency Services Collaboration Board.

Nationally and regionally, David is the chairman elect of the County Councils Network – a cross party grouping for the 36 county authorities that represent some 26 million people in England, cover 86% of the landmass and are responsible for 41% of the country’s Gross Value Added. In this capacity David will sit on the Executive of the Local Government Association. David is also a deputy chairman of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium – championing the UK’s Innovation Corridor, a member of South East Strategic Leaders and the leaders’ group of England’s Economic Heartland.

Born and educated in North Wales, David enjoyed a career in retail banking and has an economics degree from Cardiff University and an MBA from Henley Business School. He is married with two grown up children.


Linda Haysey, Leader, East Hertfordshire District Council


Linda Haysey has been the Ward Councillor for Hertford Rural North since 2005. Shetook over as the Leader of East Herts Council in May 2015 and has just been re-elected for her second term as Leader.

Linda has lived in Hertford since 1987 with her husband and two children. She became a councillor following 25 years working in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. She spent time working as a journalist for a project reviewing new drugs in research and she ended her private sector career running the European mergers and acquisitions team at an English investment bank.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys baking, gardening and the theatre.


Anna Morrison CBE, Director, Amazing Apprenticeships


Anna Morrison CBE is the Director and owner of Amazing Apprenticeships, a Hertfordshire based organisation that works nationally and internationally with educators, employers, policy makers and young people to positively reposition misconceptions about apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.

Anna’s career in the FE Sector has been wide ranging and has led to being involved in the inception, creation and delivery of a wide range of educational programmes. Anna also manages the Beds, Herts and Milton Keynes Provider Network, a network of around 60 different training providers and stakeholder organisations. She holds positions on the Hertfordshire LEP Skills Advisory Panel, Careers Hubs in Luton and Hertfordshire and is also a Non-Exec Director for two sport and community focussed training providers.

Anna is passionate about social mobility and works tirelessly to ensure that apprenticeship opportunities are made available and accessible to underrepresented groups. Amazing Apprenticeships sponsor the BAME Apprenticeship Awards and work closely with leading social mobility experts at the Sutton Trust, providing support to their Apprenticeship Summer School programme.

More recently Anna has been involved in sharing best practice internationally, including speaking at the Spanish Dual VET conference in Barcelona and developing partnership opportunities with Australia, Cyprus and the US state Delaware.

Anna has worked in the sector for 22 years and was recognised for her service to apprenticeships in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours where she was awarded a CBE.


Simon Aulton, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Dacorum


Simon is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Action Dacorum, a Council for Voluntary Services based in Hertfordshire. Community Action Dacorum makes a positive difference to the lives of people locally by providing support to local charities and direct services that impact on employability and wellbeing.

Simon trained as a chemist before moving in to the third sector and has worked in charities for 22 years in various roles supporting sector development, specialising in youth charities. Simon has worked in growth and development for The Scout Association and prior to joining Community Action Dacorum was the Deputy CEO at The IARS International Institute, a London based think tank working across Europe. Simon was a Director of Partnership for Young London an umbrella body supporting youth organisations in the capital.

As a volunteer, Simon is a Chair of Governors for a local Primary School and supports his Daughters’ Scout Group.







Webinar 2 - Sustainability: delivering a cleaner, greener and more environmentally sustainable Hertfordshire

Wednesday 21 October 2020. 10am-11.30am

Hertfordshire is committed to delivering a prosperous, resilient and sustainable place to live for generations and our long-term sustainability is tied to our communities. Hertfordshire is committed to delivering a sustainability strategy that:

  • Delivers a prosperous, resilient, thriving county that benefits everyone
  • Outlines a planned approach for tackling current environmental issues
  • Develops the correct infrastructure to support residents and business with their future needs
  • Works with our partners and local communities to deliver on our shared goals

This webinar, the second in the series, will be an opportunity to hear views from speakers at the centre of the climate change debate and for delegates to contribute their views to the Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy.

Webinar 2 speakers

  • Teresa Heritage, DeputyLeader, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed
  • Speaker from the University of Hertfordshire to be confirmed
  • Julia Barrett, Chief Sustainability Officer, Willmott Dixon Holdings Limited

We'll also be hearing young peoples views from across Hertfordshire via vox pops.

Webinar 3 – Theme to be determined

Thursday 26 November 2020. 11am – 12.30pm

Rate this page

Cookies

Like many other websites, we place small information files called 'cookies' on your computer.

Why do we use cookies?

To remember your settings, for example your language and location. This means you don’t have to keep entering these details when you visit a new page.

To find out how you use the site to help us update and improve it.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change the settings of your web browser so that it won’t accept cookies. For more information visit AboutCookies.org.

But, doing this may stop you from using some of the online features and services on this website. 

Cookies we use

Cookies do a lot of different jobs, and we use 2 types of cookies:

Required functionality cookies – these cookies are essential for the website to work.

Performance and feature cookies – these cookies help to improve the performance and feel of this website, for example providing you with personalised services.


Take a look at a list of cookies we use on our website:

NameTypeHow we use itHow long we use the information for

ASP.Net_Sessions

 

Required functionality

An automatic cookie set by our software. 

Just for the time you are on our website.

ServerID

 

Required functionality

An automatic cookie set by our software. 

Just for the time you are on our website.

_ga

Required functionality

To track the effectiveness of our website using Google Analytics. 

2 years

saved-pages

Performance and feature

To save the pages that you visit by clicking the heart at the top of the page. 

1 month

geoPostcode

Performance and feature

This stores your postcode (or partial postcode) when we ask you for your location.

Just for the time you are on our website or 30 days (you choose this).

geoCoordinates

Performance and feature

This stores your location as a pair of latitude / longitude coordinates.

Just for the time you are on our website or 30 days (you choose this).

reckonerName-history

Performance and feature

This keeps a history of all answers submitted to the ready reckoner.

This is set in the control for each ready reckoner. If you haven't interacted with the ready reckoner for the set amount of days, the cookies are deleted.

reckonerName-content

Performance and feature

This keeps a history of what content cards are clicked on when using the ready reckoner.

This is set in the control for each ready reckoner. If you haven't interacted with the ready reckoner for the set amount of days, the cookies are deleted.

SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION

Required functionality

This used to track user sessions on forms hosted on eservices.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Just for the time you are on our website.


Third party cookies

There are links and content from other sites and services on our website. These sites and services set their own cookies.

Below are a list of cookies that the other sites and services use:

Service namePurposeMore information

Google analytics (_utma/b/c/z)

These are used to compile reports for us on how people use this site.

Cookies of the same names are also used for the same purpose by other websites such as Building FuturesCountryside Management Service and Hertfordshire LIS.

Visit the Google Analytics website for more information about the cookies they use.

You can prevent data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by installing Google's Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Google Translation - googtrans

This cookie is used to remember which language to translate each page into if you have chosen to do so.

It expires at the end of your browser session.

Bing

We use a Bing cookie to track the success of our marketing campaigns and make them more efficient.

Visit Bing to find out more about their cookies.

Google

We use a Google cookie to track the success of our marketing campaigns and make them more efficient.

Visit Google to find out more about their cookies.

Facebook

We have a number of presences on Facebook, which we may link to. Facebook may set some of its own cookies if you follow these links.

Visit Facebook to find out more about their cookies.

Twitter

We have a number of presences and feeds on Twitter, which you may wish to follow or read from this website. Twitter may set some of its own cookies.

Visit Twitter to find out more about their cookies.

YouTube

We have a YouTube channel, which we may link to. YouTube may set some of its own cookies if you follow those links.

Visit YouTube to find out more about their cookies.

Netloan

This ASP.NET_Sessionid cookie is essential for the Netloan secure online payments website to work, and is set when you arrive to the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

 

HotJar

This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

Visit HotJar to find out more about their cookies.

Siteimprove

These cookies are set to help us report on how people are using the site so we can improve it.

Visit Siteimprove to learn more about their cookies.