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Chairman Skills Refresher - Part One

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:30

9.30am-11.30am.
Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am

Course fee: £65 + VAT (this is a 2-part course)

Delivery by Rosemary Cochrane

This session will cover:

  • The role of the Chairman
  • Meetings (preparation, agenda, rules of procedure, ground rules, chairing styles)
  • Chairing Remotely

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

Part Two - 9 March

Preparing the file for the Internal Auditor

Preparing the file for the Internal Auditor

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:30

Delivery by Pauline James

2.30pm-4pm
£25 + vat

A well-prepared file can save your council money and keep your internal auditor in a better mood! This course will explain how best to present your year-end file to the internal auditor, and why.

Chairman Leadership Skills Refresher - Part Two

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 09:30

9.30am- 11.30am
Zoom waiting room open from 9.15am

Course fee: £65 + VAT (this is a 2-part course)

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 - 02 March

CiLCA Training - Session Six

CiLCA Training - Session Six

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 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)

Preparing the Annual Governance and Accountability Return

Preparing the Annual Governance and Accountability Return

Thu, 11 Mar 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.

CiLCA Training - Session One

CiLCA Training - Session One

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:30

9.30am-1.30pm

Cost: £250 + VAT for members (£300 + VAT for non-members)

The first session starts at 9.30am through to 1.30pm. Subsequent sessions times are 09.30am to 12.30pm.

This is the essential qualification for Clerks and bookings are open for our March 2021 course. The course is delivered online using Zoom.

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.

Dates of our March 2021 course are:

18 March, 15 April, 13 May, 17 June, 15 July and 12 August.

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

Tue, 23 Mar 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/

GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

Wed, 24 Mar 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/