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WALC 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.

3P’s – People, Plans and Precept

The 3P’s will take delegates through the budget setting process starting with the basics of who will be involved right through to understanding the impact of the council’s decision on the town or parish’s council tax payers. On the way we will identify the plans that are needed to ensure the council and its community can move forward with confidence and understanding.

The course will be led by Gill Lungley

Event date Sat 24 Oct 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 24 Oct 2020 1:30 pm
Registered 10
Available places 5
Registration closes Thu 22 Oct 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Putting Your Council on Facebook

We will guide you through the process of creating a Facebook profile and page, posting to and administering the page, finding and engaging with followers, and liking and engaging with other organisations’ pages. We will also work through the process of setting up and administering a Facebook Group.

Event date Tue 3 Nov 2020 4:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 3 Nov 2020 6:30 pm
Registered 16
Available places 0
Registration closes Mon 2 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker James Hughes
Location WALC Zoom Room
Responding to Planning Applications : 4th & 11th November

Over two Zoom sessions we will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them. 

If you have recently attended our 'Understanding the Planning Process' session and want more indepth knowledge then these sessions are ideal.

The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services.

Notes Course full - see 2 December
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location WALC Zoom Room
Chairmanship Skills - 3rd October & 7th November

Explore Chairmanship skills over two Zoom sessions.  Please see full details of each session below.

Who should come?
The training is aimed at experienced Councillors, especially those considering becoming the Chairman/Vice Chairman of their Council or Chairman of a Council Committee.

We are rerunning this event on Tuesdays 17th & 24th of November.

Notes Course full - see 17 November
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Improving Parish Council Relationships

A 3 hour interactive Zoom workshop for Parish and Town Councillors and Clerks

We promise

No death by PowerPoint!

No-one needs to ‘role play’ and no boring lectures!

 …Instead we will use a drama-based approach using professional actors plus some tried and tested activities

 
Event date Sat 14 Nov 2020 2:00 pm
Event Ends Sat 14 Nov 2020 5:30 pm
Registered 11
Available places 9
Registration closes Thu 12 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Notes £50 to Member Councils
Speaker Nelson Training
Location WALC Zoom Room
Chairmanship Skills - 17 & 24 November 2020

Explore Chairmanship skills over two Zoom sessions.

Who should come?
The training is aimed at experienced Councillors, especially those considering becoming the Chairman/Vice Chairman of their Council or Chairman of a Council Committee.

Notes £50 to Member Councils - register on 17th November session to attend both.
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Cemetery Management and Compliance

ICCM logoThis course covers the lists below and deals with common problems, issues and mistakes and the costs that can be realised by burial authorities. The course will tell you how to avoid these costs and create potential new income streams. The subjects listed below are not exhaustive therefore any problems and issues raised by delegates will be explored.

During the online training, attendees can submit questions and comments using the Chat function. The trainer will answer these at the end of Session 2.

Event date Thu 26 Nov 2020 9:15 am
Event Ends Thu 26 Nov 2020 12:30 pm
Registered 14
Available places 0
Registration closes Tue 24 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Notes Course full - see 17 December
Speaker David McCarthy: ICCM
Location WALC Zoom Room

Sorry, the event is now full.

Responding to Planning Applications 2nd & 9th December 2020

Over two Zoom sessions we will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them. 

If you have recently attended our 'Understanding the Planning Process' session and want more indepth knowledge then these sessions are ideal.

The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services.

Notes £50 to Member Councils - register on 2nd December session to attend both.
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Employment Responsibilities

This essential training session aimed at Councillors is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on your employment responsibilities of a Councillor.

It will benefit new Councillors as an introduction, or seasoned Councillors as a refresher on up to date practices.

Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Thu 3 Dec 2020 5:00 pm
Event Ends Thu 3 Dec 2020 6:30 pm
Registered 5
Available places 9
Registration closes Tue 1 Dec 2020 8:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Getting Started with Twitter

We will show you how to set up a Twitter profile, find followers and follow others. You will learn how to compose Tweets, include media such as photographs, use hashtags, engage with others and send direct messages.

Event date Wed 16 Dec 2020 4:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 16 Dec 2020 6:30 pm
Registered 5
Available places 9
Registration closes Tue 15 Dec 2020 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker James Hughes
Location WALC Zoom Room
Cemetery Management and Compliance

ICCM logoThis course covers the lists below and deals with common problems, issues and mistakes and the costs that can be realised by burial authorities. The course will tell you how to avoid these costs and create potential new income streams. The subjects listed below are not exhaustive therefore any problems and issues raised by delegates will be explored.

During the online training, attendees can submit questions and comments using the Chat function. The trainer will answer these at the end of Session 2.

Event date Thu 17 Dec 2020 9:15 am
Event Ends Thu 17 Dec 2020 12:30 pm
Registered 13
Available places 1
Registration closes Tue 15 Dec 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker David McCarthy: ICCM
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Meetings & Risk

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on Parish/Town Council Meetings and the Management of Risk and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Wed 13 Jan 2021 6:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 13 Jan 2021 8:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Tue 12 Jan 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: The Planning System

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on The Planning System and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Mon 25 Jan 2021 4:30 pm
Event Ends Mon 25 Jan 2021 6:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Fri 22 Jan 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25.00
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Purpose, People & Powers

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on your Purpose, the People involved and the Powers available to you and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Tue 2 Feb 2021 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 2 Feb 2021 8:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 11
Registration closes Mon 1 Feb 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25.00
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Community Engagement

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on Community Engagement and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as a refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Tue 9 Mar 2021 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 9 Mar 2021 8:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 8 Mar 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Finance & Governance
It’s been a tough time for Councils this year!  Now is the time to make sure you have the funds to support your community, whilst ensuring financial control and good governance.

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview onCouncil Finance and Governance and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Tue 11 May 2021 4:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 11 May 2021 6:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Mon 10 May 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room