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Councillor Development: Chairing Skills

This course provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills and attributes (the tools) needed to become an effective chairman

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Councillor Development: Core Skills (Part 2 & 2)

The 'Core Skills' session is designed to build upon the information learned in 'The Knowledge' session, by developing the skills needed to be an effective parish or town councillor.

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Councillor Development: Local Council Finance for Councillors

This session is designed to give councillors a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances. Topics include legislation and the national Governance and Accountability Guidance, key concepts and terms, banking and accounting, preparing for end-of year, the role of the internal auditor and further support. This is an essential session for all councillors.

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Councillor Development: The Knowledge & Core Skills (Parts 1 & 2)

This session is designed to provide a thought-provoking look at parish and town councils and the roles and responsibilities of being a councillor.

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Councillor Development: The Knowledge (Part 1 of 2)

'The Knowledge' session is designed to be an introduction to being a councillor. It will give you the knowledge and signposts to further information to enable you to be more effective in your role. Topics include the context and role of parish or town councils and that of its councillors, the legal and regulatory framework, meetings and procedures, council services and assets, community engagement/action and tools for you to use, including a jargon buster and sources of further information.

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Development for All: An Introduction to Appraisals

This session will enable delegates to use best practice when preparing for and conducting appraisal meetings with employees, and understand where these meetings sit within the wider context of performance management systems

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Development for All: An Introduction to Health & Safety for Parish Councils

An informal session to discuss and understand basic key elements of Health and Safety. The course will be aimed at those who wish to refresh or learn new knowledge and discuss relevant aspects within their responsibilities.

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Development For All: An Introduction to VAT

A deeper understanding of the VAT process & key concepts.

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Development for All: Basic Planning for Local Councils

This session is designed to give delegates an understanding of the statutory frameworks that make up planning law and then looks at responding effectively to applications. Topics include the role of the local council, spatial planning (local plans and neighbourhood plans), managing development (the application process and appeals) and effective input from parish councils (responding to your planning authority).

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Development for All: Emergency First Aid at Work - HSE Approved

This course covers all the First Aid knowledge and skills you need to be a qualified First Aider.

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Development for All: Overview of changes to Data Protection Legislation (GDPR)

This essential session will clarify what the new data protection regulations are, what they mean for you and your council, and the action that you need to take. With both taught and interactive elements, there's also the opportunity to gain insight and understand the implications of the new regime in broader terms and contrast to what you already do.

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Development for All: The Planning Framework

This session is designed to give councillors a deeper understanding of the planning system and it's context within the national agenda, as well as looking at ways in which the planning system has changed and is set to change and develop in the future.

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Information & Networking Event: Employment Update

Designed to give delegates an overview of recent employment law changes.

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Information & Networking Event: Hampshire ALC 71st AGM

Members will have the vote on the direction the organisation will take in the future.

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Information & Networking Event: Hampshire ALC Annual Conference

This full-day conference features expert speakers, workshops, exhibitors and networking opportunities. Topics vary from year to year, but will include both national-level and local experts in topical fields related to the sector.

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Information & Networking Event: Neighbourhood Planning - Your Plan-Evolving Together

This seminar will help you understand how a Neighbourhood Plan can guide the future development, regeneration and conservation of your area. We will consider common issues and concerns that arise as well examine the advantages of making a Neighbourhood Plan and explain the funding options available to assist with the costs.

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Information & Networking Event: Officers Update

These sessions are relatively informal and are designed for information sharing and networking

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Officer Development: Budgeting - Tips & Tricks

By the end of Budgeting tips and tricks you will be able to present the planned budget to members and be able to support your proposal through to precept. It will also be a usable working approach for the coming year.

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Officer Development: Local Council Finance for Officers

This session is designed to give practitioners a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances.

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Officer Development: Minute Taking - Essential Hints & Tips

To outline the regulation, guidance and practice concerned with Minute taking in the local council sector and to allow the exploration of guidance available, and how councils use it practically.

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Officer Development: What You Need To Know (Part 1 of 2)

This informal two part, small-group course gives new and inexperienced officers an introduction to some of the key aspects of the role, and highlights many support mechanisms and signposts for further information. Just bring yourself and any questions you may already have! Topics include introduction to legislation, things to do before, during and after meetings, sharing initial experiences, problem-solving and trouble shooting, signposts and support and recommended publications.

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Officer Development: What You Need To Know (Part 2 of 2)

This informal two part, small-group course gives new and inexperienced officers an introduction to some of the key aspects of the role, and highlights many support mechanisms and signposts for further information. Just bring yourself and any questions you may already have! Topics include introduction to legislation, things to do before, during and after meetings, sharing initial experiences, problem-solving and trouble shooting, signposts and support and recommended publications.

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Qualification Preparation: An Introduction to CiLCA

The aim of this session is to introduce the CiLCA qualification, explaining what the ALC will provide in the CiLCA Training and Mentoring programme and explain to participants what is expected of them if they enrol.

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