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Training & Events Calendar

Off to a Flying Start (for new councillors or councillors who require a refresher) - in 2 parts Part 1

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 18:30

Time: 18.30pm to 20.30pm Part 1

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

Using feedback from previous delegates, we have divided this course into two parts to get the best out of it for the delegates. Specifically aimed at new councillors or councillors that have done training previously but want to refresh their knowledge. We will look at a wide range of issues covering the roles, responsibilities and duties of the Council, a Councillor, the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Only book onto this session if you are booking Part 2.

Two dates are offered for both parts and delegates can choose the most suitable for them.

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5602628984321070094

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Off to a Flying Start Part 2

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 18:30

Time: 18.30pm to 20.30pm Part 2

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

The continuation of this course.

Only book onto this session if you are also booking Part 1

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8587265392547018766

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 18:45

18.45pm to 19.45pm

Free of Charge

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues.

Joining link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84600868929

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Managing People – Phil Parry

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

Phil specialises in communication and interpersonal skills – Managing Others, Leadership, Teamwork, Negotiation Skills, Business Development, Presentation Skills, Personal Impact, Networking, Handling Meetings, Dealing with Difficult Situations and Influencing.

Phil has extensive international experience working throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa as well as North and South America. He works with a broad range of clients in most sectors and he has also delivered training for NALC.

Phil's background is in education. He has taught at all levels of education from schools through to universities. He moved into the professional sector over thirty years ago designing and delivering training and coaching programmes. Phil regularly speaks at conferences and seminars. For twenty years, he was the Director of Learning for a learning and development company before founding his own training and coaching organisation.

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2413601062155387149

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of charge

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88560683626

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Free of Charge

In this session we want to put some focus on helping clerks become more confident in their work by considering what they can do to improve their knowledge and skills, look at the handling of difficult issues by the clerk, actions that can be taken by an officer when things are not going quite right, and a general discussion about demonstrating confidence in all that a clerk has to do.

This is the first focused discussion session that we have done, we hope that we have a good attendance.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82930075934

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Chairmanship Skills - Part 1

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

We have decided to present this course slightly differently by dividing it into two sessions to allow sufficient time to examine the varying aspect of chairmanship in detail and allow time for questions. Over the two sessions we will examine the general principles of chairmanship, the importance of a good agenda, management of meetings, stimulating debate, managing councillors and the public and effective working with the clerk.

Only book onto this session if you are also booking Part 2.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdu6prj4oHtxsb4m29Nmf60QEHJKNMPLd

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

A basic understanding of the Planning System, Andrew Towlerton, Planning Consultant

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

In the session we aim to help councils understand their role in and get the most from the planning system. There will be a focus on the roles and responsibilities of local councils in planning; local plan making, the National Planning Policy Framework introduced in 2012 and guidance on how to respond effectively to planning applications, including the use of material considerations and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) system.

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4994361560731926539

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Chairmanship Skills - Part 2

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

Continuation of the Part 1 session. Only book onto this course if you are also booked onto Part 1.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcOysrD0jH9Ji2imixJcJqbLxtN6CoYJh

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Off to a Flying Start - Part 1

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

Using feedback from previous delegates, we have divided this course into two parts to get the best out of it for the delegates. Specifically aimed at new councillors or councillors that have done training previously but want to refresh their knowledge. We will look at a wide range of issues covering the roles, responsibilities and duties of the Council, a Councillor, the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. Only book onto this session if you are booking Part 2.

Two dates are offered for both parts and delegates can choose the most suitable for them.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-GhqTgvGNDlSvCF3mT8Mv8aZdUHlfvN

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Induction Session for New Clerks

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:00

Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Cost: £48.00 or £36.80 with small council bursary

For newer clerks but all clerks are welcome; there is always something new to learn! To include production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, learning legislation for local councils, introduction to accounts the financial regime and much more!

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-2hrT0rEtMMJ3Ym1uBPINqgaxLrytZ2

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Off to a Flying Start - Part 2

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council busary

The continuation of this course. Only book onto this session if you are also booking Part 1

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceuvrj4pG9FyRW-fXggPRbZwc9c4XyTW

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Allotment Tenancy Agreements and Policies – led by the National Allotment Society (NAS)

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:00

Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

YLCA is pleased to provide a series of courses led by the NAS, which many of our member councils are subscribed to. This is the first of three sessions that we will providing in July, August and September.

July focus: Tenancy Agreements and Policies
August focus: Site Facilities and Health and Safety

September focus: Self-Management by Allotment Associations
(Booking for the August and September courses will become available when we publish the training programmes for those months)

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6687503914390496525

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Developing your Skills as a Councillor – Part 1

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

This session is for councillors who have attended the "Off to a Flying Start" training session and who want to gain a greater knowledge of how a local council is administered, how meetings work, your role as a councillor as well as giving you more confidence to undertake your role as a public office holder. Only book onto this session if you are also booking on Part 2

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErc-2grjMuGtU6h7bE8dUuzAqrKrLGwWB8

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Risk Assessments – Financial and Corporate

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:00

Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

The webinar will cover financial risk assessments as well as the general risk assessments of local councils.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkfu-qpzIoHdQQqcjyISUMXjjiupFZyaZ6

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85311404645

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Broadening your Planning System Knowledge, Andrew Towlerton Planning Consultant

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

This session builds on the webinar an introduction to the planning system provided by Andrew Towlerton on behalf of the YLCA and would be particularly suitable for the members who wish to broaden their planning knowledge. It would explore topics including:

• Planning Reform

• Highways

• Planning conditions

• Section 106 Agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy

• Making defensible and sound planning decisions

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7101543709527253517

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Public Rights Of Way (PROW) – Sarah Ford, Barnsley PROW Officer

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

Ever wondered where footpaths and bridleways came from? what parish councils can and can't do with them? who is responsible for what on them? Opportunities, limitations and quirky bits of legislation; then join this seminar and ask questions of a senior PROW officer with 25 years of experience in the field.

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4186334863525808653

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:00

Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Free of Charge

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86542611158

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Developing your Skills as a Councillor - Part 2

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

Continuation of the Part 1 session. Only book onto this course if you are also booked onto Part 1.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldeCsqjovHNcMJEYcRl3GnrPX6hoEPjq9

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

How local councils can engage with residents to reduce their carbon emissions – Giki Zero

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Cost: £15.00 or £11.25 with small council bursary

Three-quarters of councils have now declared a climate emergency in the UK and a crucial next step is working through what this means in terms of councils' operational and residents' carbon footprints. Many councils will be considering, or already working towards Net Zero, and a key requirement to get there, is motivating residents to recognize the benefits of a low carbon transition.
Councils' environmental impacts are often intertwined with residents' footprints in terms of issues such as waste disposal, transport, and council housing. As a result, a combined approach requires taking action within areas under councils' direct control, but also engaging residents to understand, embrace and enhance these changes through their actions and lifestyle choices. The purpose of the session is to encourage community engagement with minimum resource and maximum value.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcu2vpzMoG9LApux4OnQQv4n_F-zWqljx

Venue:
webinar
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk