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Chairing Skills

5th March 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

Spaces Available

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This course is for chairs, committee chairs or those who might aspire to these roles.

Local Plans and Local Policy for Local Councils

5th March 2024

18:30 - 21:00

Online

Full

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This 2.5 hour session is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the structure and purpose of the planning system and its context within the national agenda, looking briefly at the way it has evolved over time and how it is shaped to meet changing priorities.

Year End for Officers

7th March 2024

10:00 - 12:30

Potters Heron Hotel, Romsey

Spaces Available

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This 2.5 hour interactive session covers various aspects of the Year End, Internal and External Audits.

Knowledge and Core Skills

26th March 2024

10:00 - 14:30

Winchester Racquets & Fitness Club, Winchester

Full

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This course is suitable for new councillors or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a parish or town councillor.

CiLCA Training & Mentoring Programme

27th March 2024

10:00 - 15:00

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke

Spaces Available

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The Hampshire ALC CiLCA Training and Mentoring Programme has four sessions, each lasting 3.5 hours. The sessions are held throughout the 12 months that you are registered to take the CiLCA. For 2024 candidates - Sessions will be held on: Session 1: Wednesday 27th March - 10.00am - 3.00pm: Face to Face at Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke Session 2: Wednesday 12th June - 9.30am - 1.00pm: Online via Zoom Session 3: Wednesday 25th September - 9.30am - 1.00pm: Online via Zoom Session 4: Wednesday 4th December - 9.30am - 1.00pm: Online via Zoom In order to book these sessions, you must first complete the Introduction to CiLCA session being held 23rd January 2024. Alternatively, please contact the Hampshire ALC office via email on admin@hampshirealc.org.uk

Councillors Update

16th April 2024

10:00 - 12:30

Potter's Heron Hotel, Romsey

Spaces Available

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These sessions are relatively informal and are designed for information sharing and networking. Topical subjects are introduced, usually by external expert speakers. You will also have time to raise your own issues and questions and given a forum for discussion, problem-solving and support. This particular session will focus on the Auditing process, allowing Councillors to better understand the requirements and their role and responsibilities within this area.

Managing Employees in a Local Council

23rd April 2024

10:00 - 12:30

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke

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This 3 hour session is designed to give you an overview of employment within the local council sector and how employees should be managed.

Chairing Skills

6th June 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

Spaces Available

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This course is for chairs, committee chairs or those who might aspire to these roles.

Intro to Local Planning for Local Councils

6th June 2024

18:30 - 21:00

Online

Spaces Available

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This session is for Councillors on the planning committee and anyone who will be engaging with planning matters for the first time.

The Knowledge and Core Skills for Councillors

11th June 2024

10:00 - 14:30

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

Spaces Available

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This course is suitable for new councillors or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a parish or town councillor.

What you Need to Know

12th June 2024

10:00 - 12:30

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke

Spaces Available

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Part 1 - 12th June & Part 2 - 25th June This informal two part (2.5 hours each) small-group course gives new and inexperienced members of staff (clerks, deputies, assistants) an introduction to some of the key aspects of the role and highlights many support mechanisms and signposts for further information.

Managing Absence and Capability

26th June 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke

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This 4.5 hour session is designed to give you an overview of dealing with staff absence and capability relating to ill health.

Knowledge and Core Skills

2nd July 2024

10:00 - 14:30

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke

Spaces Available

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This course is suitable for new councillors or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a parish or town councillor.

Intro to Local Planning for Local Councils

8th July 2024

18:30 - 21:00

Online

Spaces Available

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This session is for Councillors on the planning committee and anyone who will be engaging with planning matters for the first time.

Local Council Finance for Councillors

9th July 2024

10:00 - 12:00

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

Spaces Available

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An overview financial training session is for Councillors designed to give them understanding of their duties regarding the council's finances. Topics include roles and responsibilities, setting a budget and precept, financial control, The Annual Governance & Accountability Return and the Internal and External Audit

Handling Challenging Individuals

9th July 2024

10:00 - 12:30

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke RG24 9NT

Spaces Available

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The aim of this course is to give participants the tools and confidence to deal with difficult or challenging behaviour in their council.

Clerks & Officers Update

16th July 2024

10:00 - 14:30

Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club, Bereweeke Road, Winchester, SO22 6AN

Spaces Available

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These sessions, for local council employees, are relatively informal and are designed for information sharing and networking. Topical subjects are introduced, occasionally by external expert speakers. You will also have time to raise own issues and questions and given a forum for discussion, problem-solving and support. A programme is produced for each Clerks and Officers Update, designed to cover the topics that are most relevant to you as a member of staff in the sector at that time.

Chairing Skills

10th September 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke

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In this 3 hour session Chairing Skills introduces the knowledge, skills and attributes (the tools) needed to become an effective chair. Topics include the role and responsibilities of the chair, the framework in which the chair operates and relationships with stakeholders.

Budgeting for Councillors

8th October 2024

10:00 - 12:00

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

Spaces Available

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An overview of the current guidance and ideas about the key principles and strategies about setting a budget in uncertain times.

Appraisals

6th November 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

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This 3 hour session will enable you 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. Topics include how to manage performance through objectives and standard setting and understand how appraisal meetings fit within a performance management system. Learning is contextualised through the opportunity to practice the skills learned through role play in a safe environment.