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.

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.

Event date Mon 25 Jan 2021 4:30 pm
Event Ends Mon 25 Jan 2021 6:00 pm
Registered 15
Available places 3
Registration closes Fri 22 Jan 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room

Registration is now closed

End of Year Financial Procedures

This training session will cover what all Councillors and Clerks need to know in preparation for the end of year accounts on 31st March.

Event date Wed 27 Jan 2021 10:00 am
Event Ends Wed 27 Jan 2021 1:00 pm
Registered 29
Available places 1
Registration closes Mon 25 Jan 2021 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
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.

Event date Tue 2 Feb 2021 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 2 Feb 2021 8:00 pm
Registered 15
Available places 1
Registration closes Mon 1 Feb 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25.00
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.

Event date Mon 22 Feb 2021 5:00 pm
Event Ends Mon 22 Feb 2021 6:30 pm
Registered 17
Available places 1
Registration closes Fri 19 Mar 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25.00 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is not only the right thing to do, it's good for your community. This interactive workshop will explore EDI as it applies to local councils and councillors, including unconscious bias and how that impacts perceptions and decisions not just around employment but representation, services and engagement.

Event date Tue 23 Feb 2021 3:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 23 Feb 2021 6:00 pm
Registered 7
Available places 18
Registration closes Mon 22 Feb 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Keira Rounsley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Exclusive Rights of Burial

ICCM logoLearn about the benefits of having a proper, legally compliant EROB system. Suitable for anyone involved in cemetery administration.

 

Event date Thu 25 Feb 2021 9:30 am
Event Ends Thu 25 Feb 2021 12:30 pm
Registered 15
Available places 0
Registration closes Wed 24 Feb 2021 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker ICCM
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 3
Available places 11
Registration closes Mon 8 Mar 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
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.

Event date Wed 5 May 2021 3:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 5 May 2021 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Tue 4 May 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
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 2
Available places 12
Registration closes Mon 10 May 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Responding to Planning Applications : 12 & 19 May

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 12 May 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.

Event date Wed 2 Jun 2021 6:00 pm
Event Ends Wed 2 Jun 2021 7:30 pm
Registered 1
Available places 20
Registration closes Tue 1 Jun 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Management of Memorials

Learn about the benefits of having a proper system for the management of memorials. Suitable for anyone involved with responsibility for cemeteries and memorials

Event date Fri 11 Jun 2021 10:00 am
Event Ends Fri 11 Jun 2021 4:00 pm
Registered 1
Available places 14
Registration closes Thu 10 Jun 2021 8:00 am
Notes £50 to Member Councils
Speaker ICCM
Chairmanship Skills - 21 June & 12 July 2021

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 21 June session to attend both.
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Councillor Fundamentals

A brief introduction to the role of Town or Parish Councillor

A two hour on line training session using Zoom with Kim Bedford.

Suitable for new Councilors and those who have never attended any training, we also encourage new Clerks to register.

Event date Thu 24 Jun 2021 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 24 Jun 2021 8:30 pm
Registered 2
Available places 12
Registration closes Mon 21 Jun 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
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 Wed 30 Jun 2021 3:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 30 Jun 2021 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Tue 29 Jun 2021 8:00 am
Notes Members £25.00
Speaker Gill Lungley
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 Tue 20 Jul 2021 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 20 Jul 2021 12:30 pm
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Mon 19 Jul 2021 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker David McCarthy: ICCM
Location WALC Zoom Room
Chairmanship Skills - 28 Sept & 5 Oct 2021

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 28 Sept. session to attend both.
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
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 2 Oct 2021 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 2 Oct 2021 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Wed 29 Sep 2021 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Responding to Planning Applications 3 & 10 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 £50 to Member Councils - register on 3 November session to attend both.
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location WALC Zoom Room
Councillor Fundamentals

A brief introduction to the role of Town or Parish Councillor

A short on line training session using Zoom technology over two hours duration with Kim Bedford.

Suitable for new Councilors and those who have never attended any training, we also encourage new Clerks to register.

Event date Wed 17 Nov 2021 6:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 17 Nov 2021 8:30 pm
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Mon 15 Nov 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room