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10 am - 12.15 pm

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.


Monday, 3 July 2023


Held online


Julie King


£40 for subscribers | £50 for non-subscribers

Course content

Getting organised - collating the information needed to draft an agenda 

Compiling the agenda – the order, wording and that all-important professional style and layout

The no-nos - things that we think you shouldn't include on an agenda (the list is quite long)!

Getting ready for your council meeting - ways to share accompanying documents with councillors and publishing the agenda

By the end of this course you will

Be able to create fresh and modern-looking agendas that are fit-for-purpose for the 21st century

Feel more organised about the agenda-setting process

Understand the legal requirements in relation to the publication of agendas


We'll send you a link via email a day or two before the session is due to be held, so you can just click on the link to join in. You'll need a laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera.

This course received a 100% satisfaction rating the last time it was held.

Feedback from attendees:

I enjoyed the course very much. The other clerks were lovely. I could have gobbled up all of your time with questions! Great content.

Nothing needs improving - it was perfect!

Brilliant, as always.

Very good. Helpful to hear what others clerks do. Some very useful info.

Brilliant, very beneficial and really enjoyed it. I have a better understanding and learnt so much.

It was well designed, ran at a pace for all, continually checked understanding with all delegates.

Most beneficial.

Very useful and I was able to set up my next agenda for the next Town Council with no changes from the Town Clerk.


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