Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Training & Events Calendar

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Freedom of Information essentials for Local Councils

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:00

This course looks at what requirements and obligations local councils have when it comes to Freedom of Information and related legislation. We look at what policies and procedures councils should have in place, how to ensure officers and councillors are aware of their obligations and what steps to take when you get an FOI request

Who Should Attend
Clerks and Councillors who wish to develop their knowledge in this area.

Venue

Online

Course Tutor
Breakthrough Communications

Cost per delegate
£38 members
£76 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CiLCA Day 7 - Group 1

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 09:30

Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is a Level 3 accredited and recognised qualification for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. CiLCA has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and learners are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Agendas and Minutes

Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:00

Key Topics covered:

  • Preparation of the agenda, what should and should not be included?
  • Publication of the agenda; when and how?
  • Minuting meetings: what should and shouldn't be included in the minutes; the importance of accurate note taking; signing of the minutes; publication of the minutes, when and how; and the policy for preserving Parish/Town Council minutes.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for: Clerks, Deputy Clerks and administrative staff wishing to learn about or brush up their knowledge of Parish/Town Council agendas and minutes.

Venue:
TBC
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Chairmanship Training

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 18:30

The course will cover a range of topics including:

  • How to conduct an efficient and effective council meeting
  • Dealing with disruptive Councillors and/or members of the public
  • The statutory role of Chairman – and all the other roles you weren't told about when you were elected!
  • How to deal with new legislation affecting council meetings, including the new right for meetings to be recorded without notice
  • The one secret that will make your meetings better – and shorter!
  • How to build a council that works effectively as a team

At the end of the workshop there will be time allocated for a Q&A session.

Welcome to our Virtual Classroom! These are not webinars. These are live, interactive 'classroom' based sessions led by one of our experienced trainers. You'll take part, ask questions and contribute to the group discussion in the same way you would if you were attending an open course. With whiteboarding, 'raise your hand', and screen sharing, our aim is to as closely as possible replicate the experience of attending one of our open training courses.

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, Chief Executive, Northants CALC

Cost per delegate
£44 members
£88 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Planning Nuts and Bolts - fully booked

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 18:30

Description
An introductory training session for Parish/Town Councillors and Clerks covering the basic principles of planning including policy, applications, appeals and enforcement. This two hour session will also include tips on increasing the effectiveness of the responses that Parish and Town Councils send through to local planning authorities and the opportunity to ask questions of an experienced planning consultant who has worked for local Councils, a volume house builder and a planning consultancy.

Who Should Attend
Suitable for both Clerks and Councillors

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CiLCA Day 7 - Group 2

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:30

Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is a Level 3 accredited and recognised qualification for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. CiLCA has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and learners are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Using Facebook to enhance your Council’s Communications

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00

Facebook provides town and parish Councils a unique opportunity to significantly enhance their communications – yet few Councils are fully reaping the benefits on offer. Discover how to build up effective two-way conversations with local communities, make use of time-saving tools and learn techniques to improve digital engagement, all within the constraints of existing Officer time and resources.

This course will provide you with strategies, tools and techniques to get the most from your Council's social media presence.

Who Should Attend
Clerks and officers who manage the Council's social media

Course Tutor

Breakthrough Communications

Cost per delegate
£38 members
£76 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Off to a Flying Start - fully booked

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:30

This course is designed to help all Clerks and Councillors make an early, effective and confident start to their careers, by providing quality, constructive and participative training on the roles and responsibilities of Clerks and Councillors.

Who Should Attend
Suitable for new Councillors and existing Councillors to refresh their knowledge

Course Tutor

Marie Reilly, NCALC Training Manager

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly