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.

Details of our booking process, payment and cancellation policy can be found on the Training page.

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 evening event at Old Catton Parish Council, Summer 2019

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 rating.


Comments from a day's training at Wymondham Town Council, Summer 2019

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