Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

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CEO: Danny Moody
6 Litchborough Business Park
Northampton Road
Litchborough, Northampton
NN12 8JB

Tel: 01327 831482

Training & Events Calendar

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LGR Q&A – West Northamptonshire

Mon, 04 May 2020 14:00

The start date for the shadow unitaries is just days away, so have organised two online Q&A sessions – one for the North and one for the West - for clerks and councillors to hear the latest on Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) and ask questions about the shadow unitary councils, who will run them and what they will do.

Delegates are asked to register for the session relevant to their council. The session will include a presentation, guest speakers and the opportunity for delegates to ask questions. It's an opportunity to bring yourself up to date on LGR and find out what the immediate future holds. The session is free to attend and will run for an absolute maximum of two hours.

Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErd-CgpzwtGtT_bmroPFclTXnqlZwl9QOG. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

LGR Q&A – North Northamptonshire

Tue, 05 May 2020 10:00

The start date for the shadow unitaries is just days away, so have organised two online Q&A sessions – one for the North and one for the West - for clerks and councillors to hear the latest on Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) and ask questions about the shadow unitary councils, who will run them and what they will do.

Delegates are asked to register for the session relevant to their council. The session will include a presentation, guest speakers and the opportunity for delegates to ask questions. It's an opportunity to bring yourself up to date on LGR and find out what the immediate future holds. The session is free to attend and will run for an absolute maximum of two hours.

Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqf-uvrjopHdNMUbwLQFzRi86fWLZ74qm3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Zoom 101 for Clerks

Wed, 06 May 2020 10:00

Objectives
This practical course will empower clerks with the knowledge to use Zoom to schedule meetings and to provide support to their councillors and members of the public to access remote meeting.

Items that will be covered:

  • Setting up an account
  • Scheduling a meeting
  • Ensuring the meeting is secure yet accessible to the public
  • Requirements for attendees
  • Supporting your councillors and members of the public to attend remote meetings
  • How to advertise the meeting to the public
  • Useful Hints and tips

This course will be delivered online via Zoom. Requirements for attendees: Laptop with camera.

Who should attend
Clerks, chairman and councillors who will be managing the Zoom account and setting up online meetings for the council.

Course Tutor
Marie Reilly, Training Manager NCALC

Cost (per person)
£38 member
£76 non-member

This course can be delivered on a 1:1 basis at a time to suit the clerk for £76

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CILCA 2020 day 3 - POSTPONED

Thu, 07 May 2020 10:00

Course Description

This is the accredited certificate for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. The syllabus has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and candidates are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job. Having completed the training you can then compile the portfolio of evidence that you submit in order to gain the Certificate.

Who should attend?

Anyone can undertake the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Although it is has been designed for parish and town clerks, it can be undertaken by assistant clerks, aspiring clerks, Councillors or any other person interested in local council administration. All you need is access to a helpful parish council and access to information, and guidance from NCALC on how to compile your portfolio of evidence.

There are no entry requirements, but it would be helpful if you were working for a parish or town council (either as a clerk or an assistant clerk), as you will need access to documents for your portfolio. It is possible for 'prospective' clerks to apply for the certificate.

CiLCA is an accreditation attached to the candidate, not the council. Although this accreditation has been designed for clerks, there is nothing to stop elected members registering, undertaking the training and compiling a portfolio of evidence.

Course Tutor

Philippa Page

Venue:
Northants CALC, Litchborough Business Park, Litchborough NN12 8JB
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Zoom 101 for the Chairman

Thu, 07 May 2020 10:00

Objectives
This practical course will empower the chairman with the knowledge to use Zoom to chair meetings effectively and to provide support to their councillors and members of the public to during remote meeting.

Items that will be covered:

  • The role of the chairman
  • Managing the remote meeting
  • Before and at the beginning (Explaining the etiquette of online meetings to councillors and members of the public)
  • signing the minutes
  • public participation
  • disruptive behaviour
  • declarations of interest
  • confidential agenda items
  • Voting

This course will be delivered online via Zoom. Requirements for attendees: Laptop with camera.

Who should attend
This course is suitable for the council's Chairman/Mayor, Vice Chairman/Deputy Mayor as well as all chairmen of committees.

Course Tutor
Danny Moody, CEO NCALC

Cost (per person)
£38 member
£76 non-member

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly