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The Knowledge (Part 1 of 2)

Aims:

'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.

You must also book Core Skills (Part 2) in conjunction with this event

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:

Steven Lugg, Jon Brown and Amy Taylor

In-house training:

The Knowledge can be provided in-house, which is a cost-effective approach if you have a number of people who require training. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We will also tailor the course content to suit your precise organisation needs.

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.

You might also be interested in:

  • Councillor Development: Chairing Skills

 

 

Remaining Places: 12 out of 16

Start Date: 27 September 2018 18:30- 20:30

Location:Room 11/12/13, Eastleigh Borough Council, Floor 1, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 9FD


Suitable Audience: Councillors

Member Price: £45

Non-Member: £63