GETTING TO GRIPS WITH TRANSPARENCY

Is your Council fully transparent?

Transparency affects every council, not just small councils.  This course helps you to understand and implement the requirements of the various laws concerning local council transparency. Transparency is needed in everything from the way we write our agendas and minutes, to our publication scheme, dealing with press and public at meetings, access to financial information and councillor interests.

 

A two and half hour course which is a must for all clerks and councillors as they are all team players in the corporate body.  Transparency must not only be understood but must be applied.

When

Tuesday 14 March 2017 

7 - 9.30 pm

Where

Swaffham Community Centre

 

Cost

£35

(20% discount for NPTS subscribers)

Tutor

Di Dann

 

Feedback

Average satisfaction rating in 2016-17 for this course is 96.3%

Notes

Course includes refreshments, course pack and a certificate.  

Course content

 

  • Background legislation –

    Local Government Act 1972, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Localism Act 2011, The Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014, Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

  • Implementing the legal requirements in your agendas, minutes, Standing Orders, FOI Publication Scheme, job descriptions, Code of Conduct interests forms, and how we run our meetings

  • Dealing with confidential matters

  • The consequences of non-compliance

  • The importance of review

  • The course also includes: template documents to share, scenarios to work through and useful networking and discussion

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

01603 857004

@norfolkpts

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