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

Course overview:

'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.

Course benefits:

By the end of The Knowledge, you will:

Have a good understanding of your role as a councillor and the context in which you operate

Know the rules of what you must, or must not do, as a council, councillor, employer and financial manager

Understand the legislative and regulatory framework for councils, which will help you stick to the rules

understand more about the structure of meetings and the protocols observed by councils

Know more about the role of the councillor as a representative and the two-way communication process between councils and residents

Have a toolkit to help you with being an effective councillor

Course leaders:

Jon Brown and Amy Taylor

The price includes refreshments, session notes and a copy of ‘The Good Councillor’s Guide’.

Submission of a booking will amount to your acceptance of the LCPD Training & Events Terms & Conditions.

To find out more about LCPD in-house training, please see our In-House Training webpage or to speak us about your particular requirements please contact Sue Ramage.

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