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.

11
May
2022

Responding to Planning Applications part1/2

Wed 11 May 2022 14:00 -16:00
WALC Zoom Room
£50 to Members for both sessions
Responding to Planning Applications part1/2

Over two Zoom sessions we will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them. The webinar will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services.

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

21
Jun
2022

Chairmanship Skills

Tue 21 Jun 2022 9:30 -11:30
WALC Zoom Room
Members £30
Chairmanship Skills

Ideal for existing chairs, chairs of committees and aspiring chairs.  A taster of what this role means within a local council.  The following areas will be covered:

• Leadership as Chair of a Parish / Town council
• The legal powers and duties of the Chair
• Civic role
• Managing meetings
• Public participation
• Being a good employer

27
Jun
2022

Council Friendly Policies

Mon 27 Jun 2022 18:30 -20:30
WALC Zoom Room
Members £30
Council Friendly Policies

This is a new course designed to help councils understand the need for polices and what policies should be in place.  The risk to councils that have some or no policies in place.  Templates of policies will be offered at the end of the session.

28
Jun
2022

Understanding: Council Governance

Tue 28 Jun 2022 18:30 -20:00
WALC Zoom Room
Members £25
Understanding: Council Governance

This online workshop looks at the responsibilities required in law and regulation of the Council in its management of public money and its accountability to the community.

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

29
Jun
2022

Allotment Tenancy Agreements and Policies

Wed 29 Jun 2022 10:00 -11:30
Zoom
£30 to Members
Allotment Tenancy Agreements and Policies

The National Allotment Society have been delivering training on Allotment Gardening and Management for over 90 years.  The short courses (Webinars) have been updated for virtual presentation.  The content will help to provide the delegate with an understanding of the Statutory responsibilities as well as giving practical guidance on management.

The courses are designed for Town / Parish Clerks and Councillors with responsibilities for allotments.

07
Jul
2022

Agendas & Minutes

Thu 7 Jul 2022 9:30 -11:30
WALC Zoom Room
Members £30
Agendas & Minutes

An interactive course to assist new and existing Clerks with improving minutes and agendas and ensuring that the council is fully compliant with legislation.

This course is open to anyone that is involved with setting the agenda and minute taking. 

11
Jul
2022

Understanding: Employment Responsibilities

Mon 11 Jul 2022 18:30 -20:00
WALC Zoom Room
Members £25
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.

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