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Training & Events Calendar

Managing Local Council Meetings during Covid-19

Managing Local Council Meetings during Covid-19

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:00

Delivery by Alan Fairchild, MBE, FSLCC

11am to 1pm
Zoom waiting room open from 10.40am

Cost: £40 plus vat per delegate

Alan has applied the 'Covid19' factor to his ever popular Meeting Law & Good Practice course and this training session will deal with the following topics, integrating the new regulations:

  • Arranging "virtual" Local Council Meetings
  • Publicising and Minuting Meetings
  • Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest
  • Voting Arrangements
  • Public Questions
  • Dealing with Confidential Business
  • Delegating authority to Clerks and Chairmen

This course will be delivered via Zoom. A ID link and password will be sent along with joining instructions approximately five days before the course.

A Good Appraisal

A Good Appraisal

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:30

Delivery by Chris Moses, LLM Chartered FCIPD, from Personnel Advice and Solutions Ltd (our Associate HR consultant)

12.30pm to 1.30pm followed by Q&A
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
Cost: £25 plus vat per delegate.

This webinar will focus on how to prepare and conduct a productive appraisal, whether you are the appraiser or the appraisee.

This course is designed for Clerks, Chairman of Council/Personnel Committee.

Engaging Your Community - Now Full

Engaging Your Community - Now Full

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:00

COURSE NOW FULL - New dates will be published soon

Delivery by Rachel Leggett

10am to 12noon
Zoom waiting room open at 9.45am

Cost: £45 + VAT per delegate

This session is designed to give Town and Parish Councils ideas for engaging their community that go beyond questionnaires, public meetings and posters on noticeboards. To include:

• Who are your community? Community profiling.

• Who are the 'hard to reach'?

• Traditional ways to consult: public meetings, questionnaires done well (and badly).

• Creative, engaging, fun and new ideas for engaging and consulting your community.

• Practical good practice principles.

• Resources

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part One)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part One)

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:00

10am-Noon
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£80 + VAT

This new and improved detailed course covers your role, the role of the Council and the Councillors as well as powers and duties, standing orders, meetings, finance, information management, planning, elections, casual vacancies and co-option and much more.

This course is also suited to Clerks who wish to refresh specific knowledge and can be booked as individual modules - contact Gabbie for more information on this.

Part One - The Core Roles - 3 July
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 10 July
Part Three - Finance - 17 July
Part Four - Management & Community - 24 July

Making Word and PDF Documents Accessible

Making Word and PDF Documents Accessible

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:00

One-to-One training

10am-11am
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
Cost: £20 + VAT

Update your existing documents and learn how to create your own documents in Word or PDF format that meet the accessibility standards under the Public Sector Website Accessibility legislation.

Please contact Helen to book this slot or a session can be arranged at a convenient time to both parties.

CiLCA Introduction

CiLCA Introduction

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:00

10am-Noon
Free for members, £20 + VAT for non-members

An opportunity to discuss your CiLCA study ambitions with our SLCC recognised Trainer. We will consider what is involved and how you might prepare for embarking on your learning.

CiLCA Training - Session Five

CiLCA Training - Session Five

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:30

9.30am-12.30pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course.

CiLCA is a Level 3 qualification for local council Clerks and other officers, assessed through submission of an extensive portfolio of evidence. It is also a requirement for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility for the council to use the general power of competence.

This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

For this year only, eligible Clerks across Norfolk will qualify for a 50% reduction in both our tuition/ support fees of £300 and the SLCC registration fees of £350. This will brings the cost down from £650 to £325. Non-members of the Norfolk Association may still qualify for a discount, but please contact us to discuss.

12 March, 9 April, 14 May, 11 June, 9 July, 13 August

Neighbourhood Planning, where do we go from here?

Neighbourhood Planning, where do we go from here?

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:00

Delivery by Rachel Leggett
7pm-8.30pm
Zoom waiting room open at 6.45am

Cost: £45 + VAT delegate

This session is designed to give an existing Neighbourhood Plan group support in moving forward. To include:

• Establishing a project plan from here – what are the steps you need to undertake?

• Trouble shooting.

• What can you be doing at your desk during lock down?

• Bringing the Neighbourhood Plan into force: examination, referendum, adoption.

• Resources.

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Two)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Two)

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:00

10am-Noon
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£80 + VAT

This new and improved detailed course covers your role, the role of the Council and the Councillors as well as powers and duties, standing orders, meetings, finance, information management, planning, elections, casual vacancies and co-option and much more.

This course is also suited to Clerks who wish to refresh specific knowledge and can be booked as individual modules - contact Gabbie for more information on this.

Part One - The Core Roles - 3 July
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 10 July
Part Three - Finance - 17 July
Part Four - Management & Community - 24 July

Managing Performance

Managing Performance

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:00

Delivery by Chris Moses, LLM Chartered FCIPD, from Personnel Advice and Solutions Ltd (our Associate HR consultant)

10am-11am followed by Q&A
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
Cost: £25 plus vat per delegate.

This webinar will consider a best practice policy for managing performance and expectations of performance.

This course is designed for Clerks as Managers and employee, Personnel Committee members, other councillors involved/interested in the Council's HR function.

Website Accessibility Training

Website Accessibility Training

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:00

One-to-One training

10am-11am
Cost: £25 + VAT

The new web accessibility regulations create legal obligations for public sector websites. These include having a website that is as accessible as possible as well as an accessibility statement.

This course is an individualised experience with an to opportunity look at your own website.

Please contact Helen to book this slot or a session can be arranged at a convenient time to both parties.

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Three)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Three)

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 10:00

10am-Noon
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£80 + VAT

This new and improved detailed course covers your role, the role of the Council and the Councillors as well as powers and duties, standing orders, meetings, finance, information management, planning, elections, casual vacancies and co-option and much more.

This course is also suited to Clerks who wish to refresh specific knowledge and can be booked as individual modules - contact Gabbie for more information on this.

Part One - The Core Roles - 3 July
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 10 July
Part Three - Finance - 17 July
Part Four - Management & Community - 24 July

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part One)

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part One)

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 10:00

COURSE NOW FULL - next course in September

10am to 12.30pm
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£60 + VAT (Discount offered for two or more delegates from the same council)

Covers roles and responsibilities, getting things done for your community, procedures and law, working with your Clerk, planning, budgeting and finance.

This replaces and combines the Hellesdon and Wereham courses previously advertised.

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part Two)

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part Two)

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:00

COURSE NOW FULL - next course September

10am to 12.30pm
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£60 + VAT (Discount offered for two or more delegates from the same council)

Covers roles and responsibilities, getting things done for your community, procedures and law, working with your Clerk, planning, budgeting and finance.

This replaces and combines the Hellesdon and Wereham courses previously advertised.

Coffee & Neighbourhood Plan Question-time

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:30

With Rachel Leggett, an experienced Norfolk-based Neighbourhood Plan Consultant. www.rachelleggett.co.uk

3.30pm to 4.30pm

Free to member councils, but must be booked.

A chance to chat through your questions about where you are at with your Neighbourhood Plan. Bring your own coffee and questions.

Venue:
via Zoom

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Four)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Four)

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:00

10am-Noon
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£80 + VAT

This new and improved detailed course covers your role, the role of the Council and the Councillors as well as powers and duties, standing orders, meetings, finance, information management, planning, elections, casual vacancies and co-option and much more.

This course is also suited to Clerks who wish to refresh specific knowledge and can be booked as individual modules - contact Gabbie for more information on this.

Part One - The Core Roles - 3 July
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 10 July
Part Three - Finance - 17 July
Part Four - Management & Community - 24 July

Making Word and PDF Documents Accessible

Making Word and PDF Documents Accessible

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:00

One-to-One training

10am-11am
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£20 + VAT

Update your existing documents and learn how to create your own documents in Word or PDF format that meet the accessibility standards under the Public Sector Website Accessibility legislation.

Please contact Helen to book this slot or a session can be arranged at a convenient time to both parties.

FOIA/ EIR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 09:30

9.30am to 11.30am
Zoom open at 9.20am
£40 + VAT

This is an on-line course to learn about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 how they impact local councils. It is aimed primarily at parish and town clerks but councillors, especially those on their data protection committees where they exist, will also benefit. By the end of the course, attendees will understand the principles of the FOIA/EIR, the different types of information covered, how to determine the validity of any requests, how to respond and in what time frame and whether exemptions may be applied, among other things. All attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

This course is delivered by our Associate Tutor Philip Brown, a Norfolk based, experienced Data Protection practitioner https://www.datamardler.co.uk/

Website Accessibility Training

Website Accessibility Training

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:00

One-to-One training
10am-11am
£25 + VAT

The new web accessibility regulations create legal obligations for public sector websites. These include having a website that is as accessible as possible as well as an accessibility statement.

This course is an individualised experience with an to opportunity look at your own website.

Please contact Helen to book this slot or a session can be arranged at a convenient time to both parties.

GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:00

Essential training to meet GDPR requirements

7pm to 9pm
Zoom open at 6.50pm
£40 + VAT

This is an on-line non-technical look at the General Data Protection Regulation. It is aimed primarily at parish and town councillors, especially those on their data protection committees where they exist. By the end of the course, attendees will understand the principles of data protection, the lawful bases with which to process personal data, how to react to Subject Access Requests and data breaches among other things. Additional material will be made to clerks upon request. All attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

This course is delivered by our Associate Tutor Philip Brown, a Norfolk based, experienced Data Protection practitioner https://www.datamardler.co.uk/

Managing Cemeteries and Closed Churchyards

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:00

Delivery by Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC and Honorary Vice President of SLCC
11am to 1pm via Zoom
£40 + VAT per delegate

This course considers the current Covid19 restrictions and guidance in context of council's responsibilities.

This course will provide an understanding of the legal, administrative and financial duties of parish and town councils for the provision, management and maintenance of civil cemeteries and both closed and open Church of England churchyards. To provide an understanding of the legal and practical issues around the safety testing, repairs and reinstatement of memorials.

This event is aimed at parish and town clerks, administrators and councillors who currently have responsibility for burial services or who may be running out of new grave space. It could also be of benefit to full and part-time cemetery staff.

Alan, our Tutor for this course is also Cemetery Advisor to the Society of Local Council Clerks, Member of the Ministry of Justice Burials & Cremation Advisory Group.

Charities & Parish Council

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:00

Delivery by Charlotte Stannard
10am-1pm
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
Cost: £45 plus vat per delegate.

If your parish council is involved in a charitable trust in your parish, this training session could be for you.

Your council (or councillors) could be managing, holding, custodian or sole trustee(s). This session will explain the difference between the types of trusteeship and the roles and responsibilities that accompany each kind.

It will also cover:

  • The definition of a charity
  • Governing documents
  • Incorporation·Liability
  • Some myth busting around parish councils' duties towards charities.