At a time to suit your council

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.



Hosted as a face-to-face or online session


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The topics we usually cover are listed below and we ask that you pick a maximum of six out of the ten listed:

Background to local councils (including all tiers of local government)

Roles and responsibilities – clerk, RFO, councillors, chairperson, the council as an employer

An overview of powers and duties

The importance of meetings and learning the basic rules surrounding agendas and minutes

The annual meetings, elections and co-option

Financial management (including transparency where relevant)

Risk management and Insurance

An overview of planning and the local council's role

Data protection (including the new GDPR and the document management)

Understanding the code of conduct

This course can be delivered during the day or evening (most councils prefer an evening).  We like to discuss your needs and judge the time required for the delivery of the training before quoting a price for this work.

Alternatively we are happy to write a bespoke course for you, contact us to discuss your needs. Chairing Successful Meetings, Data Protection and Understanding the Council's Finances are other courses that we offer as a whole council training event.


Our whole training sessions usually receive between 98-100% satisfaction score

Comments from a whole council training evening at Old Catton Parish Council:
Excellent.  A great refresher course.
Very good evening, thank you for your time.
Interesting and relevant.  Thank you.
Very pleasant and informative.
Well understood in easy to terms.
This course achieved a 98% satisfaction score.

Comments from a whole council training evening at Wymondham Town Council:
Just right.
Excellent and good refreshments!
Very good.  I enjoyed the pairs work.  Good trainer, very approachable and kept us on track when we digressed!
Interesting and informative.
Very informative and clear, thank you.
Very useful to both new and returning councillors.
This course achieved a 100% satisfaction score.


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