Upcoming Events

Specialist Council Training

 training strategy SMALLERWALC provides training under the 'National Improvement Strategy for Parish and Town Councils'

The National Training Strategy (NTS) represents a national commitment to training in the local council sector shared by national, regional and local stakeholder organisations. The purpose of the Strategy is to offer training to councils in order for them to make the most of their role and carry out their duties more easily.

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Chairmanship Skills - 28 Sept & 5 Oct 2021 Chairmanship Skills - 28 Sept & 5 Oct 2021 Tue 28 Sep 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 28 Sept. session to attend both. 3 11
Chairmanship Skills - 28 Sept & 5 Oct 2021 Chairmanship Skills - 28 Sept & 5 Oct 2021 Tue 5 Oct 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 28 Sept. session to attend both. 11
Playground Inspection Training Playground Inspection Training Fri 8 Oct 2021 9:30 am Wolston Leisure & Community Centre £35 to Member Councils 0 20
Responding to Planning Applications 3 & 10 November Responding to Planning Applications 3 & 10 November Wed 3 Nov 2021 2:00 pm WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 3 November session to attend both. 0 20
Responding to Planning Applications 3 & 10 November Responding to Planning Applications 3 & 10 November Wed 10 Nov 2021 2:00 pm WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 3 November session to attend both. 20

Understanding your council

'Understanding Your Council' is a series of essential training is aimed at Councillors and Clerks and will provide an overview on Parish/Town Council matters over several sessions.  It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.  Each session is stand alone and can be attended alone or in any order.

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Councillor Fundamentals  (induction) Councillor Fundamentals (induction) Sat 25 Sep 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £25 to Member Councils 1 13
Understanding: The Planning System Understanding: The Planning System Sat 2 Oct 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £25.00 to Member Councils 3 11
Understanding: Council Meetings Understanding: Council Meetings Sat 16 Oct 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room Members £25 2 12
Understanding: Risk Management Understanding: Risk Management Tue 19 Oct 2021 4:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25 0 14
Councillor Fundamentals  (induction) Councillor Fundamentals (induction) Wed 17 Nov 2021 6:30 pm WALC Zoom Room £25 to Member Councils 2 12
Understanding: Employment Responsibilities Understanding: Employment Responsibilities Sat 27 Nov 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room Members £25 0 21
Understanding: Standing Orders Understanding: Standing Orders Thu 2 Dec 2021 4:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25.00 0 14
Understanding: Code of Conduct Understanding: Code of Conduct Thu 9 Dec 2021 7:00 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25.00 1 13

Finance Training

These sessions are being run by The Parkinson Partnership LLP.  There will be Members in attendance from other Associations, WALC personnel may not be present.

If you need to book more places on a date than are showing available, please contact us, we may be able to open up more (does not apply to events showing as full).

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Finance for Councillors Finance for Councillors Wed 8 Sep 2021 6:30 pm Online £30 to Member Councils 0 5
Internal Controls Internal Controls Thu 9 Sep 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Member Councils 2 0

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Finance for Councillors Finance for Councillors Mon 20 Sep 2021 6:30 pm Online £30 to Member Councils 1 4
Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Tue 21 Sep 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Members 0 3
Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Thu 23 Sep 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Members 0 3
Finance for Councillors Finance for Councillors Wed 29 Sep 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Member Councils 1 4
Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Tue 19 Oct 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Members 0 3
Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Budgeting for clerks and finance staff Thu 21 Oct 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Members 0 3

Clerk Training

These events are open to employed Council Officers only
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Clerks; The Knowledge (12th & 26th August) Clerks; The Knowledge (12th & 26th August) Thu 12 Aug 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £40 to Member Councils (register on 12th August session to attend both. 7 5
CiLCA Networking CiLCA Networking Wed 18 Aug 2021 10:00 am WALC Zoom Room Free to WALC Members 0

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Clerks; The Knowledge (12th & 26th August) Clerks; The Knowledge (12th & 26th August) Thu 26 Aug 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £40 to Member Councils (register on 12th August session to attend both. 9 3
CLERK TOOLKIT: Core Roles & Councils’ Legal Powers CLERK TOOLKIT: Core Roles & Councils’ Legal Powers Tue 7 Sep 2021 6:30 pm WALC Zoom Room £20 to WALC Members 1 4

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CiLCA (2021) Portfolio Guidance units 1&5 CiLCA (2021) Portfolio Guidance units 1&5 Wed 8 Sep 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room CiLCA Candidates only 0 6
Clerk's Toolkit: From Bookkeeping to Budgets Clerk's Toolkit: From Bookkeeping to Budgets Tue 14 Sep 2021 10:00 am WALC Zoom Room £15 for member clerks 5 5
CLERK TOOLKIT: Meetings Administration CLERK TOOLKIT: Meetings Administration Thu 16 Sep 2021 9:30 am Online £20 to WALC Members 0 5

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Data Protection for Clerks & Officers Data Protection for Clerks & Officers Thu 16 Sep 2021 10:00 am Zoom £25 to Member Councils 7 13

WALC

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Clerk's Online Catch-up Clerk's Online Catch-up Thu 5 Aug 2021 11:30 am WALC Zoom Room Open to employed Council Officers - registration no longer required
Member Chairman's Update Member Chairman's Update Thu 19 Aug 2021 11:30 am WALC Zoom Room Open to Member Chairman - registration no longer required
Clerk's Online Catch-up Clerk's Online Catch-up Thu 2 Sep 2021 11:30 am WALC Zoom Room Open to employed Council Officers - registration no longer required
Member Chairman's Update Member Chairman's Update Thu 23 Sep 2021 6:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Open to Member Chairman - registration no longer required
Clerk's Online Catch-up Clerk's Online Catch-up Thu 7 Oct 2021 11:30 am WALC Zoom Room Open to employed Council Officers - registration no longer required
Member Chairman's Update Member Chairman's Update Thu 21 Oct 2021 11:30 am WALC Zoom Room Open to Member Chairman - registration no longer required

NALC Events

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Planning and Power Planning and Power Wed 28 Jul 2021 12:00 pm NALC member: £30, Non-member: £40 (plus fees)
The Future of High Street and Town Centres The Future of High Street and Town Centres Wed 29 Sep 2021 12:00 pm NALC member: £30, Non-member: £40 (plus fees) 0
Making Rural Housing More Affordable Making Rural Housing More Affordable Wed 17 Nov 2021 12:00 pm NALC member: £30, Non-member: £40 (plus fees) 0
Future Communities 2021 Future Communities 2021 Thu 2 Dec 2021 9:00 am NALC member: £50, Non-member: £175 (plus fees) 0

External Events

These events are being run by outside bodies, please follow the links or registration button for more details and to contact the organisers.

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Charities Training: 14 & 21 September 2021 Charities Training: 14 & 21 September 2021 Tue 14 Sep 2021 10:30 am Zoom £30.00 to Member Councils
Charities Training: 14 & 21 September 2021 Charities Training: 14 & 21 September 2021 Tue 21 Sep 2021 10:30 am Zoom £30.00 to Member Councils