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Training & Events Calendar

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part One)

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:30

6.30pm to 9pm (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 6.16 pm
£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 - 7 January
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 14 January
Part Three - Finance - 21 January
Part Four - Management & Community - 28 January

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

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part One)

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:00

COURSE FULL

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.

Part 2 is 20 January at 10am

Finance for Councillors

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:00

Course full - contact our Trainer for details of next dates.

10am - sessions are 90 mins delivered from a virtual classroom and there will be exercises and discussions.

£30 + VAT

Recommended for: All councillors

Session overview: This session gives councillors a greater understanding of their duties regarding the council's finances. Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• setting a budget and precept
• Financial control
• Year end and accounts
• Internal and external audit

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years' experience in public and voluntary sector finance. He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part two)

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:30

6.30pm to 9pm (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 6.16 pm
£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 - 7 January
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 14 January
Part Three - Finance - 21 January
Part Four - Management & Community - 28 January

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

Preparing the Annual Governance and Accountability Return

Preparing the Annual Governance and Accountability Return

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:30

Delivery by Pauline James

2.30pm-4pm
£25 + vat

This course is exclusively for councils below the £200,000k receipts/payments limit. It is designed to equip new Clerks or those who have limited experience of year-end activities. The session will cover the reconciliation of the cashbook to the bank statements, completion of the AGAR form, (also known as the Annual Return), the Variance Analysis and everything you need to put on your website.

Being An Effective Councillor - Induction Training (Part Two)

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:00

Course Full - please see our dates next month.

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.

Part 1 is 13 January at 10am.

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part three)

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 18:30

6.30pm to 9pm (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 6.16 pm
£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 - 7 January
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 14 January
Part Three - Finance - 21 January
Part Four - Management & Community - 28 January

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

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

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 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/

CiLCA Introduction

CiLCA Introduction

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:00

10am to 11.30am
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.

GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 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/

Role of the Clerk - Induction Training (Part four)

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 18:30

6.30pm to 9pm (short break included)
Zoom waiting room open from 6.16 pm
£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 - 7 January
Part Two - Law & Procedures - 14 January
Part Three - Finance - 21 January
Part Four - Management & Community - 28 January

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

Charitable Trusts & Parish Councils

Charitable Trusts & Parish Councils

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:30

£45 + VAT

This course includes time for individual consultations with Charlotte to deal with questions specific to their charity. To facilitate this, we are keeping bookings to a maximum of 6 delegates.


09.30am to 10.45am - Training session

11am to 1pm - one to one sessions

Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am

If your parish council is involved in a charitable trust in your parish, this training session is 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.

Charlotte Stannard is a charities expert and parish clerk, who is currently employed in a senior role by a London-based charity and previously worked for Community Action Norfolk (CAN) for seven years.