TRAINING THE WHOLE COUNCIL
Would you like us to come to you? We know it's sometimes difficult to travel across the county to attend training or encourage our colleagues to attend much-needed update training. We offer training for the whole council or a grouping of small neighbouring councils.
This course is suitable for all councillors and staff, usually up to a maximum of 16 attendees.
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.
On a date convenient to your council
Normally at your usual council meeting venue
Depends on the topic/s and how many hours you'd like. Contact us for a description of what you're after and we'll send you a quote.
Average satisfaction rating for the 19 whole council training courses held in 2019 was 98.4%.
We also held one whole council chairmanship course for a town council and the satisfaction rating was 100%.
The satisfaction rating for a whole council data protection course was 97.6%.
Course fee includes all tutor costs, course pack and a certificate. We can also provide the refreshments; you book the venue.