Chairperson and Leadership

Course Description

This course is the first step in your learning journey to being Chair to the council. Whether you are currently Chair, Mayor, Deputy or Vice Chair,  aspiring to this position in the council or Chair of a committee, this course will give the skills and knowledge needed to carry out your role. 

This is an interactive course    and offers the opportunity to network with Councillors from Councils across Northamptonshire to share best practice and ideas.

Key areas covered in this course include:

  • How to conduct an efficient and effective council meeting
  • Dealing with disruptive Councillors and/or members of the public
  • The statutory role of Chair 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

Course tutor

Danny Moody

Chief Executive, Northants CALC

Danny joined the Association in 2007. He has been a parish councillor since 2003 and has had various roles on committees and working parties as well as Chair to the council.  He achieved Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) in 2008 and is a Principal Member of the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC). 

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for the council's Chair/Mayor, Vice Chair/Deputy Mayor as well as all chairs of committees.

Cost  (per delegate)

£48 +VAT Members
£96 +VAT Non Members

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