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									2012 Training Programme

            Topic                                                                             Proposed Dates/Venue
                                Content:
Clerks and                      The Clerk, the Chairman and the Councillors Roles and       24th April 2012 (Eve)
Councillor Induction            Responsibilities                                            (Mobberley Rajar Building)
                                Parish Council Meetings Statutory Requirements,
Training                        Minutes and Agendas
                                Decision Making and Delegation                              5th September 2012 (Eve)
                                Powers and Duties Local Government Act 1972—S137            (Tarvin)
                                The Role of the Council in the Planning System
                                Budget Procedures and Precepting

                                Workshop Aims:
Councillor Training             To introduce newly elected councillors to their roles and   1st February 2012 (Aft)
                                responsibilities                                            (Tarvin)
Workshop 1
                                To provide an opportunity for new and more
Roles and Responsibilities
                                experienced councillors to develop their knowledge and
                                skills                                                      9th October 2012 (Eve)
                                To give councillors more confidence in carrying out         (Northwich)
                                their role

                                Workshop Aims:
Councillor Training             To introduce councillors to the powers and duties that      6th March 2012 (Aft)
                                local councils have                                         (Cotebrook Village Hall)
Workshop 2
                                To link those powers and duties to councils’ policies
Powers, duties and Precept
                                and procedures
                                To examine the councillor’s role in financial matters,      15th November (Eve)
                                including setting budgets, monitoring and auditing          (Wyvern House, Winsford)

                                Workshop Aims:
Councillor Training             To provide an opportunity for new and more                  12th June 2012 (Eve)
                                experienced councillors to consider council meetings        (Wyvern House, Winsford)
Workshop 3
                                and procedural rules
Management and Meetings
                                To help delegates become more aware of the way in
                                which an agenda demonstrates that the council is            27th September 2012 (Aft)
                                acting lawfully                                             (Cotebrook Village Hall)

                                Workshop Aims:
Councillor Training             To provide an opportunity for new and more                  25th July 2012 (Eve)
                                experienced councillors to consider their role as           (Northwich)
Workshop 4
                                community representatives and leaders
The Council and the
                                To examine effective partnership working
Community
                                                                                            4th December 2012 (Aft)
                                                                                            (Cotebrook Village Hall)

Chairmanship – 1                The Role of the Chairman
                                Preparing for a Meeting                                     7th February 2012 (Eve)
                                Rules of Procedure                                          (Wyvern House, Winsford)
                                Chairing Styles
                                Managing the Meeting – Group and Individual
                                                                                            23rd May 2012 (Aft)
                                                                                            (Cotebrook Village Hall)

Chairmanship – 2                Ground Rules for Effective Meetings
                                Handling Conflict in Meetings                               14th March 2012 (Eve)
                                Dealing with the Public, Visiting Speakers & the Media      (Bollington)
                                Hints on dealing with the Press, TV and Radio
                                Defamation and Privilege
                                Dealing with Harassment and Bullying                        19th July 2012 (Aft)
                                Ethics, Bullying and other Code of Conduct Issues           (Cotebrook Village Hall)




                             CHESHIRE TRAINING PARTNERSHIP
                            c/o Cheshire Association of Local Councils
                Blue Bache Barn  Burleydam  Whitchurch  Shropshire  SY13 4AW
                   01948 871314   0870 1319465  susanharding@chalc.org.uk
 2012 CiLCA Support Sessions

These sessions are for people who are completing the portfolio of evidence required to obtain the CiLCA
(Certificate in Local Council Administration) Qualification. These sessions are not ‘formal’ training sessions, but
give help and guidance to the person completing the portfolio of evidence. If you book to attend these sessions
you will be required to bring with you the relevant completed sections of the portfolio.

They are 2 hour sessions at The County Office at Burleydam and will be held in the afternoon (2-4pm) and are
repeated throughout the year as shown.

                                   Roles, duties and responsibilities of the clerk, chair,   15th February 2012
Session 1                          councillors and council                                    17th May 2012
Roles & Responsibilities           Employment Issues                                          11th September 2012
and                                Continuing Professional Development
Community Action                   Public Relations and Communications (i) and (ii)
                                   Partnership Working
                                   Funding Sources
                                   Community Engagement

                                   Powers and Duties                                         5th March 2012
Session 2                          Power of Well Being                                       26th June 2012
Law and Procedures                 New Legislation and Sources of Advice                     3rd October 2012
                                   Agenda Setting and Meeting Procedures (i) and (ii)
                                   Standing Orders and Committees
                                   Freedom of Information
                                   Accounting and Statutory Guidance (i) and (ii)            12th January 2012
Session 3                          Budgeting, Precept and Income                             11th April 2012
Finance and Planning               Grant Awarding Policies                                   11th July 2012
                                   Insurance                                                 19th November 2012
                                   Sources of advice on financial matters
                                   VAT
                                   The Planning Framework/effective observations

Booking

For further information or to book places please contact the Susan Harding at the Cheshire Training
Partnership, c/o Cheshire Association of Local Councils (details below). At the time of booking you
will need to provide the name of the person attending, their address, phone number and e-mail
details.

The delegate will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail approximately 2 weeks before the event.

Cost

The cost of each session is:

        £30 per person for member of ChALC; the SLCC or Cheshire Community Action;
        £40 per person for non-member councils.

Discount - Member Councils Only

If 5 bookings for are made at the same time a 20% discount will apply
If bookings are made for all 3 CiLCA support sessions at the same time a 20% discount will apply

                             CHESHIRE TRAINING PARTNERSHIP
                              c/o Cheshire Association of Local Councils
                  Blue Bache Barn  Burleydam  Whitchurch  Shropshire  SY13 4AW
                     01948 871314   0870 1319465  susanharding@chalc.org.uk

								
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