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Training & Events Calendar

Induction for new Clerks

Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:30

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: £48.00 or £36.80 with small council bursary

The session will include production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, learning legislation for local councils, introduction to accounts, the financial regime and much more! It is a must for every new clerk.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAld-qvqj8tEtf8FMkEwhrwH-aPB2FBnd9I

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

Chairmanship Skills Pt 1

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 18:30

Chairmanship Skills Pt 1

6.30pm - 8.30pm £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary.

YLCA 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/tZItf-CgrzgtE9PEdaEXKrny1ag1VsUy4uEV

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 18:45

Councillors Discussion Forum FREE OF CHARGE

6.45pm - 7.45pm

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

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84225342033

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

Chairmanship Skills Pt 2

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 18:30

Chairmanship Skills Pt 2

6.30pm - 8.30pm £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary.

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

Registration Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrd-6grDguEtV4dqTqHEMEMd_-ACd9W8Ww

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

How can local councils make a difference to the environment? Rachel Yates, Manager, Plastic Free Communities

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 12:30

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Cost: £15.00 or £11.25 with small council bursary

Plastic Free Communities is a community network across the UK that's tackling single-use plastic from the beach, all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it. We're on a journey to unite communities in the fight against single-use plastics, wherever we find them. Come along to find out how local councils can get involved in reducing the plastics we use every day.

Registration Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkduGgrDovGNetpZq7tTlcbiZtdogAAqnE

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Clerks Discussion Forum FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on any issue, share information and good practice and ask questions. If you have not joined one of these sessions before, please give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81857286351

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

LGA Code of Conduct with Natalie Ainscough, Co-Director, Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd.

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 12:30

Time: 12.30pm - 2.45pm

Cost: £33.75 or £25.30 with small council bursary

Our training for members on the new Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct explores the importance of maintaining high standards of conduct and examines the requirements of the LGA Model Code, using real case scenarios for members to discuss. Areas which will be explored will include the use of social media, disclosure of confidential information and member-officer relations. It will be an interactive session, with as much discussion as possible around the cases, so that members can see the issues from different perspectives and understand for themselves how cases have been resolved, whether formally or informally, including the role of party discipline. There will also be an in-depth discussion on the requirements on members to register and declare interests, again with case scenarios to discuss.
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcuGtrzouGtEQoS90EoS-cxo5Uyd49Eos

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

Off to a Flying Start Part 1

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

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 participants. The session is 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.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfuutrj8pE9V-Ba84NpgotYHbcsD8eWo1

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

How to broadcast meetings – David Hall, Managing Director, CloudyIT

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Cost: £15.00 or £11.25 with small council bursary

Despite the disappointment expressed about the government instruction to return to face-to-face meetings, many councils are keen to find complementary solutions, that allow them to continue reaping the benefits of online working. Improving public engagement as much as possible, within the letter of the law. CloudyIT will provide an overview of the technology and features and benefits for small and large councils, who either just a) Need to broadcast to the internet or b) Want to broadcast to the internet and have an in-room application?

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtduivqzsiG9PXDBgec8Tst1bTRJ-4EjoV

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

No Clerk - how would the council manage?

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

How can the council prepare for having no clerk, due to unexpected resignation or perhaps illness, short or long term? This session will be interactive, look at putting arrangements in place to manage having no clerk, who can take up the role? How the council can continue with council business in the clerk's absence. It is essential that the council understands the Clerk's role and what is involved if they are unable to work.

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

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 18:45

Councillors Discussion Forum FREE OF CHARGE

6.45pm - 7.45pm

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

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83911906141

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

Engaging with young people in your community, Tom Clay, Breakthrough Communications

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

Young people can be a particularly challenging demographic for councils to reach and engage with. In this training session we will explore how to understand the issues that matter to young people, how to effectively reach and engage with them online and offline, and how best to work with them to improve different aspects of your community.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkduiprj8tHNcw4-sj25NPi7xMiSCBItSy

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

Off to a Flying Start Part 2

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

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 on the Part 1 session.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcemtqTsrG9TgiitDPb27LWW1pib_GY5k

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Clerks Discussion Forum FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on any issue, share information and good practice and ask questions. If you have not joined one of these sessions before, please give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85130715131

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

Government’s Reforms to the Planning System – what councils need to know – Andrew Towlerton, Planning Consultant

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

The Government is proposing "radical" and "far-reaching" reforms of the planning system in England which will "streamline" and "modernise" it. This webinar session will outline the key aspects of the reforms that will have implications for local councils and the sector in more general in England and how they are likely to work in practice.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcuCopzorGtJdaih64RIT81Q3XUcEqFp7

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

LGA Code of Conduct with Natalie Ainscough, Co-Director, Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.45pm

Cost: £33.75 or £25.30 with small council bursary

Our training for members on the new Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct explores the importance of maintaining high standards of conduct and examines the requirements of the LGA Model Code, using real case scenarios for members to discuss. Areas which will be explored will include the use of social media, disclosure of confidential information and member-officer relations. It will be an interactive session, with as much discussion as possible around the cases, so that members can see the issues from different perspectives and understand for themselves how cases have been resolved, whether formally or informally, including the role of party discipline. There will also be an in-depth discussion on the requirements on members to register and declare interests, again with case scenarios to discuss.
Registration Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcO6pqjIpHt2WQSRGL0H78-JYVve1wLGN

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