Unit Leader Conference

The UK Contingent is delighted to invite all members of the Unit Leadership Team to the UK Contingent Unit Leader Conference.


The venue for the event is Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Yarnfield, ST15 0NL.


Check in and registration for the Conference will be from 10am on Saturday, 4th November 2017, with the Conference starting at 11am.

The Conference will close at 12noon on Sunday, 5th November 2017, from which time lunch will be provided.


Members of the Unit Leadership Team (Unit Leaders, Deputy Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders) who are planning on attending the event must be registered in order to attend. Registrations have now closed. If you have already registered and need to update your information, please click here. This is registration for attending the Unit Leader Conference only.

Practical Details

Accommodation and meals will be provided for all members of the Unit Leadership Team from lunch on the Saturday, up to and including a ‘grab and go’ lunch on Sunday at the end of the conference. Further practical information can be found below.


The following meals will be provided: Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast and a packed lunch for delegates to take on their journey home.

All meals are self-service with a variety of options. Those with dietary requirements should complete the information on the registration form to ensure the catering is suitable to your needs.


Accommodation will mostly be in single sex shared twin rooms. Where possible we will assign Leaders from the same Unit to share rooms. This may not always be possible and you may be asked to share a room with a Leader from another Unit.

A very limited number of single occupancy rooms are available, and should you require a single occupancy room for medical or other reasons, please provide details on the registration form.

If you are under 18 at the time of the event, then please note this in the sharing room information.

Should you require an accessible room for the event please complete the appropriate section on the registration form.

Check out will be 10am on the Sunday morning, and rooms will need to be emptied prior to Sunday morning workshops commencing.

Friday Night Accommodation

The UK Contingent has arranged preferential rates with the venue for those wishing to stay at their own expense on Friday 3rd November 2017.

Should Unit Leadership Teams wish to arrange accommodation, they should contact the venue directly on 01785 762605, quoting reference 8748.

The costs are £50.00 bed and breakfast single occupancy, plus an additional £15 per adult for twin occupancy.

Should you want to include dinner on the Friday night, the costs would be £65.00 for single occupancy, plus an additional £30 per adult for twin occupancy.

Payment will be made direct to the venue, and there is no guarantee of continuing occupancy of the same room and check out will be required on the Saturday morning in accordance with the venue’s policies.


There will be a mixture of plenary sessions and break-out workshops. Not all Leaders will be able to attend each workshop, but Leaders will be assigned to workshops to ensure that at least one member of each Unit Leadership Team will be able to attend each workshop.

Communications Champion Training

One member of the Leadership Team must be designated as the Unit’s Communications Champion. The Communications Champion will attend specialist communications training during the weekend to help them in their role. More information on the role of the Communications Champion can be found here.

Saturday Evening Entertainment

The evening meal on Saturday will be a relaxed affair leading directly on from the day’s workshop. After the meal it will be time to retire to your room to prepare the evening’s entertainment.

Caroline and the UK Contingent Team would like to invite you to join them for a formal drinks reception with a key note speaker, before it will be time to dust off your best dance moves and dress to impress for an evening under the stars with our High School Prom themed evening entertainment. 

This will be a chance to to get to know your colleagues and the wider Contingent team in a relaxed environment.