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Core Skills (Part 2 & 2)

Aims:

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.

You must also book The Knowledge (Part 1) in conjunction with this event

Course overview:

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.

This session is designed to provide a thought-provoking look at parish and town councils and the roles and responsibilities of being a councillor. The session is fun and interactive, with not a Powerpoint slide in sight! It aims to give councillors improved confidence in engaging in local democracy and highlight areas in which they might wish to learn more. Topics covered include meeting structure and protocol, allocating resources, local council powers and duties, jargon, planning and code of conduct.

Course benefits:

By the end of Core Skills session, you will:

  • Understand more about the structure of meetings and the protocols observed by councils
  • Understand the role of councillor as ‘guardian of the public purse’
  • Know the importance of, and difference between, local council powers and duties
  • Understand the implications of the council’s role as an employer
  • Be confidence in identifying when the council is best placed to make a decision, and when further research or support from another organisation is needed
  • Know more about the role of the councillor as a representative and the two-way communication process between councils and residents

Course leaders:

Steven Lugg, Jon Brown and Amy Taylor

In-house training:

The Knowledge & Core skills 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.

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Remaining Places: 16 out of 16

Start Date: 04 October 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