We are delighted to announce a programme of training courses for parish and town councils covering February to April 2009.
There is the very popular “Off to a Flying Start” course aimed at new councillors and those councillors that have never accessed any formal training in the past. It provides a basic grounding in the role and responsibilities of local councillors and is a must for anyone hoping to progress in the role.
There are two briefing sessions on the recently introduced new requirements under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. How should a council respond to FOI requests and what to do about persistent requests. These sessions are being delivered by an officer from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
For clerks there is our introdcutory day for new and nearly new clerks who will know that the role is far bigger than anyone told them at interview! This course helps put everything in context and provides a networking opportunity to meet other clerks who are in the same boat. For more experienced clerks the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), which starts in April, will be of interest.
Finally there is a briefing session on the all important new Power of Wellbeing. This gives parish and town councils the power to do anything that promotes the social, economic or environmental well being of residents. Its a fundamental shift and all councils need to be aware of the impact and potential of this new power.
To register your interest simply telephone 01327 831482 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent the course details and booking form by return.
Click here to download the Spring Training Programme.