TRAINING FOR IMPROVING & EXPERIENCED CLERKS

Our sector is constantly changing, whether it's adapting to new legislation or finding new ways of working because of technological advances.  It's important to keep ourselves updated - you can do this by attending our well-regarded courses, seminars and clerks' networking sessions.

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Hosted as an online session

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

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Hosted as an online session

Every local council must have an internal auditor: someone who is independent of the management of the council and competent to carry out the role.  This role has become significantly more important for ‘exempt’ councils: those with a turnover under £25,000. 

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Hosted as an online session

This course guides you through the requirements of data protection legislation to ensure that your council is compliant.  Your council needs to manage, review and record how it deals with data protection, along with subject access requests and data breaches.

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Held online

Could you benefit from some 1-2-1 training Word training from an IT trainer?  Are you concerned about how you should be meet the new Accessibility laws that require you to make your documents Accessible?


Norfolk PTS can provide you with short training sessions from our associate Helen Fooks who has experience of working with people at all skill levels and on different versions of Word.

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Hosted as an online session

We all know that councils must meet in order to make decisions so agendas are a key tool in local council management. This course will look at best practice models and give you tips on how to create really professional-looking agendas that are modern and clear. This course is recommended for all Clerks who are looking for inspiration to improve their council agendas.

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Held online

It is important that budgets and accounts are accessible especially when being published online or being copied to the minutes of meetings, so that everyone can read the files - either on-screen or with machine-readable software. This training will work on any spreadsheets you have and look at how we can ensure your files are Website Accessible. Our associate Helen Fooks has experience of working with people at all skill levels and on different versions of Excel.

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Held online

Are you looking to improve your council's finances using Excel?


Sara can provide you with a new Excel accounts template which will save you time in the long-run because it prevents duplication of data between your spreadsheets.  

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Hosted as an online session

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

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Hosted as an online session

Council minutes are a legal document once signed and need to stand the test of time - maybe in 50 or 100 years' time a clerk or councillor will need to refer to the minutes you have written! It's important that your minutes give the right amount of detail and are easy to follow. This course will look at best practice models to use and give you tips and hints on how to create really professional-looking minutes that are modern and clear. 

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Hosted as an online session

Councillors receive numerous documents with the agenda to read ahead of the next meeting, including reports from the Clerk. But how do you make sure your reports are read and understood? If your reports are too wordy or unclear, overly formal and have a poor layout they won't be given the time they deserve - after all you've taken the time to research and write these reports! We'll give you tips on how to write well-designed reports that have the right content, layout, style and length. 

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Hosted as a face-to-face or online session

Would you like us to deliver a course just for your council?  We offer training either face-to-face or online for the whole council or a grouping of small neighbouring councils.

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Hosted as an online session

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times. Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

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Hosted as an online session

Are you a councillor or clerk who feels you would like to have a better grasp of your council's finances? Local councils spend public money but who specifically controls the finances?  This course gives a comprehensive overview of the council's financial year. 

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A course aimed at motivating clerks, council officers and councillors to complete the CiLCA qualification.  This course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes, explain how to compile your portfolio and provide you with ongoing mentoring to ensure you complete the qualification. 

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