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Upcoming Training

Councillors from member councils can use the links below to book for our training events.

You will receive a confirmation email and, in the case of an online event, a Zoom link (at the time of the session, click 'Join Zoom Meeting' in the email). 

Invoices will be sent to your Clerk as usual. 

If you are not from a member council and would like to attend a course, please contact office@nottsalc.org.uk for more information.

  • New Financial Regulations Briefing
    New Financial Regulations Briefing
    Wed, 22 May
    Zoom
    22 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Zoom
    22 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Zoom
    A walk through the new regulations and the various changes made.
  • New Financial Regulations Briefing - repeat
    New Financial Regulations Briefing - repeat
    Tue, 28 May
    Zoom
    28 May 2024, 14:30 – 15:30
    Zoom
    28 May 2024, 14:30 – 15:30
    Zoom
    A walk through the new regulations and the various changes made.
  • Planning Nuts & Bolts
    Planning Nuts & Bolts
    Wed, 05 Jun
    Zoom
    05 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Zoom
    05 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Zoom
    An introduction to Planning Applications for Parish and Town Councillors
  • Lunch & Learn (June) - Challenging Residents
    Lunch & Learn (June) - Challenging Residents
    Wed, 12 Jun
    Via Zoom
    12 Jun 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    12 Jun 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
  • Chairing Skills
    Chairing Skills
    Wed, 12 Jun
    Epperstone Village Hall
    12 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Epperstone Village Hall, Gonalston Ln, Nottingham NG14 6AY, UK
    12 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Epperstone Village Hall, Gonalston Ln, Nottingham NG14 6AY, UK
    Chairing Skills for Parish and Town Councillors
  • Code of Conduct Training (June)
    Code of Conduct Training (June)
    Mon, 17 Jun
    Zoom
    17 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Zoom
    17 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Zoom
    A session covering your obligations as a Parish or Town Councillor under the Code of Conduct
  • Lunch & Learn (July) - Report Writing
    Lunch & Learn (July) - Report Writing
    Wed, 10 Jul
    Via Zoom
    10 Jul 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    10 Jul 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    Need to write a report? All you need to know is here
  • Lunch & Learn (August) - Successful Collaboration for Parish Councils
    Lunch & Learn (August) - Successful Collaboration for Parish Councils
    Wed, 14 Aug
    Via Zoom
    14 Aug 2024, 12:30 – 13:20
    Via Zoom
    14 Aug 2024, 12:30 – 13:20
    Via Zoom
    Collaboration is key, all you need to know is here
  • Lunch & Learn (Sept) - Streamlining Council Meetings
    Lunch & Learn (Sept) - Streamlining Council Meetings
    Wed, 11 Sept
    Via Zoom
    11 Sept 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    11 Sept 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    Tips and Tricks to make sure meetings are productive, timely and reduce unnecessary actions or procedures
  • Lunch & Learn (Oct) - Council Structures
    Lunch & Learn (Oct) - Council Structures
    Wed, 09 Oct
    Via Zoom
    09 Oct 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    09 Oct 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    Committee, Sub Committee, Full Council, where does a resolution need to be decided and would we be better off with a Working Party?
  • Lunch & Learn (Nov) - Whose job is it anyway?
    Lunch & Learn (Nov) - Whose job is it anyway?
    Wed, 13 Nov
    Via Zoom
    13 Nov 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    13 Nov 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Via Zoom
    Roles and Responsibilities within local councils.

Regular Training 

(If there's a course listed below that you are interested in but isn't scheduled above, or for any e-learning courses, please drop us a line at training@nottsalc.com.)

Parish Councillor Training

This is a session for new councillors to find out the basics of how a council operates. We aim to run 2 face-to-face sessions and 2 sessions via Zoom each year. Also suitable for experienced councillors who would like a refresher.

Parish Councillor Training (self-led)

This e-learning session is primarily targeted at newly elected councillors but would also be recommended for anyone in need of a ‘refresher’. Takes about 3 hours but can be completed over several visits. There is a knowledge check at the end.

New Clerk Training

This is a 2-session course. Part one is held in the office, new clerks are given an overview of the role and the opportunity to have answered any questions they may have. It lasts between 2 and 3 hours and is arranged on request. The second session is a few weeks later over Zoom and is an opportunity to cover anything which may have arisen since the first session.

New Clerk Training (self-led)

This e-learning session will go through the various aspects of the clerk’s role within the council and give practical guidance on day-to-day activities. Takes about 3 hours in full but can be completed over several visits.

 

Employment Training

Each year there is a training session on various aspects of Employment, the focus varies depending on demand and changes in legislation but may cover recruitment, appraisal, grievance & disciplinary matters and legislation. 

How to be an Effective Chair

This runs annually and is suitable for committee chairs as well as full council chairs. It covers the role of the chair and explores how to manage the meeting, handling conflict and bullying and getting the most out of your fellow councillors. Also suitable for any councillor who is interested in being chair in the future.

Code of Conduct Training

Sessions held both face-to-face and over Zoom during the year.  An overview of the Code of Conduct, declaring interests and why the Ledbury Ruling matters. An essential course for all Councillors.

Planning Training

This session covers an introduction to the planning system and how to make planning responses more effective. It runs annually via Zoom. 

Specialist Training

(If there's a course you are interested in that isn't scheduled above, or for any of the e-learning courses, please drop us a line at training@nottsalc.com.)

 

Allotment Training

This session covers the basics of allotment management, introducing the legislation and exploring the paperwork required. It runs annually depending on demand via Zoom and is usually 2 sessions a week apart.

 

Anti Bribery Essentials

This e-learning course explains the Bribery Act, including the four offences covered by it, and uses case studies to give learners more insight.

CiLCA Training

CiLCA is a recognised qualification for Clerks, awarded by the SLCC. The training shouldn’t be undertaken until a Clerk has one year's experience in the role. A suitably qualified Clerk is one of the criteria for councils wishing to use the Power of General Competence.

We don't currently offer this in Notts but places are available for us from neighbouring county associations, both face to face and via zoom. Please write to ceo@nottsalc.com to inquire about CiLCA training. Please do not register for the qualification prior to the training as submission of the portfolio is time-limited once you are registered with the SLCC.

 

Equality, diversity & inclusion essentials

This e-learning course addresses threats to equality such as discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and explores how you can promote fairness, diversity and inclusion in your workplace.

 

Information Security Essentials

This highly interactive e-learning course helps your employees become more aware of their role in information security.

 

Managing Burial Rights

This session covers the basics of cemetery management, introducing the legislation and exploring the paperwork required. It runs every 2 or 3 years depending on demand. 

 

Modern Slavery

This e-learning course, looks at the extent of modern slavery in the UK; how to spot the signs of a victim; what to watch out for as an employer and how to report concerns to ensure vulnerable people are identified and supported.

 

Playground Safety Training

This session gives an overview of the safety standards followed by guidance on inspection and maintenance with practical involvement where possible. There is an optional exam at the end of the day (cost is extra). This course is held annually and will be both classroom and playground based.

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