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Training & Events Calendar

Risk Assessments - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Risk Assessments - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:00

Free Webinar offered by BHIB Insurance Brokers
10.30am-12noon
Zoom meeting open at 10.15am

WebEx training course run by BHIB Insurance Brokers, Risk Manager, Brian Brookes the ex-Head of Insurance at Leicester City Council, Argos and the University of Warwick to help local councils understand risk assessments including additional requirements following the pandemic.

Have you ever thought "What is the point of risk assessments?" If so, then this is a course for you. With some actual examples of where risk assessments have gone wrong and some where they have saved managers from being charged with Gross Negligent Manslaughter.

Additionally we go through a basic risk assessment and discuss how to do it correctly and then what to do with it.

The course takes about 50 minutes allowing 10 minutes for questions at the end with plenty of opportunity for follow up with councils who need more help or advice.

Chairman Leadership Skills Refresher - Part Two

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:30

9.30am-12 noon
Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am

Course fee: £65 + VAT for both sessions or £40 + VAT for one

Delivery by Rosemary Cochrane

This session will cover:

  • Dealing with the public
  • Public Relations
  • Working with the Clerk

Places will be limited to six per course, to ensure maximum participation. We will run more courses to match demand.

Part One - 22 September 2020

Engaging Your Community

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:00

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

Financial Regulations - choosing controls that work for the clerk and the council

Financial Regulations - choosing controls that work for the clerk and the council

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:30

Delivery by Pauline James

2.30pm-4pm
£25 plus vat

This course is specifically for Clerks to smaller councils. Our Tutor, Pauline James, will consider the model financial regulations and concentrate on what controls are needed for most councils, and why they are important and relevant. This session will also identify the important connection between financial regulations and internal audit.

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part One)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part One)

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:30

9.30am-12noon (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am
£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 - 6 October
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 15 October
Part Three - Finance - 20 October
Part Four - Management & Community - 29 October

Documents:
Role of the Clerk Course Description (PDF, 120 Kb)

CiLCA Training - Session Two

CiLCA Training - Session Two

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:30

9.30am-12.30pm

This is the essential qualification for Clerks and bookings are open for our September course. This is currently delivered via Zoom for our ongoing March course and students are loving it! So our September course will be via Zoom too. This also allows us to continue to keep the cost affordable.

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. 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.

Feedback from a Clerk on our October 2019 course, that finished in March: "I really have enjoyed the course - a great mix of seminar and teaching - would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering it."

Remember, Norfolk ALC is the only recognised CiLCA Training provider in the county and we are endorsed by NALC and SLCC.

10 September, 8 October, 12 November, 17 December, 11 February 2021 and 11 March 2021

Documents:
CiLCA Session Plan (PDF, 169 Kb)

An Introduction to Neighbourhood Planning

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:00

Delivery by Rachel Leggett (https://www.rachelleggett.co.uk/about)

10am - noon
Zoom waiting room open at 9.45am

Cost: £45 + VAT per delegate

This session is designed to give Town and Parish Councils an understanding of what is involved in the development of a Neighbourhood Plan, with a view to enabling them to get started. To include:

• What is a Neighbourhood Plan? And what is it not?

• An overview of the Neighbourhood Plan process

• How to get started with confidence

• Developing a vision and objectives, writing the plan

• What else could be involved?

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

• Resources

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part One)

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:00

Course full - see our next course in November

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.

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part Two)

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:00

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.

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Two)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Two)

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:30

9.30am-12noon (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am
£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 - 6 October
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 15 October
Part Three - Finance - 20 October
Part Four - Management & Community - 29 October

Documents:
Role of the Clerk Course Description (PDF, 120 Kb)

Charities & Parish Council

Charities & Parish Council

Fri, 16 Oct 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.

Risk Assessments - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Risk Assessments - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:00

Free Webinar offered by BHIB Insurance Brokers
10.30am-12noon
Zoom meeting open at 10.15am

WebEx training course run by BHIB Insurance Brokers, Risk Manager, Brian Brookes the ex-Head of Insurance at Leicester City Council, Argos and the University of Warwick to help local councils understand risk assessments including additional requirements following the pandemic.

Have you ever thought "What is the point of risk assessments?" If so, then this is a course for you. With some actual examples of where risk assessments have gone wrong and some where they have saved managers from being charged with Gross Negligent Manslaughter.

Additionally we go through a basic risk assessment and discuss how to do it correctly and then what to do with it.

The course takes about 50 minutes allowing 10 minutes for questions at the end with plenty of opportunity for follow up with councils who need more help or advice.

Time Management for Clerks

Time Management for Clerks

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:30

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

09.30 to 11.30 am. £40 + VAT

In the ever increasingly competitive environment we work, we are constantly being asked for higher levels of performance, which result in increased time pressures. Effectively managing yourself and the time you have available results in a lower level of stress and increased confidence to achieve.

Benefits to you and your organisation:

The course will provide participants with the skills to enable them to:

  • Recognise the benefits from effective time and self-management
  • Develop a range of tools to aid in managing self and time use
  • Prioritise and plan work load
  • Develop an on-going personal action plan

Learning Methods

This course will take each delegate through the principles and practices of effective time management. A variety of self planning tools will be discussed and evaluated.

Who Should Participate

Anyone who needs an introduction to the principles of effective time and self management

Documents:
Time and Self Management Course (PDF, 182 Kb)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Three)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Three)

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:30

9.30am-12noon (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am
£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 - 6 October
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 15 October
Part Three - Finance - 20 October
Part Four - Management & Community - 29 October

Documents:
Role of the Clerk Course Description (PDF, 120 Kb)

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

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:00

10am to 12noon
Zoom open at 9.45am
£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/

Managing Cemeteries and Closed Churchyards

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:00

Delivery by Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC and Honorary Vice President of SLCC

11am to 1pm via Zoom.

Cost: £40 plus vat per delegate

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.

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Four)

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part Four)

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:30

9.30am-12noon (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am
£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 - 6 October
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 15 October
Part Three - Finance - 20 October
Part Four - Management & Community - 29 October

Documents:
Role of the Clerk Course Description (PDF, 120 Kb)

GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

Thu, 29 Oct 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/