Events, Training & Cilca
Training and Professional Services are an important part of the Associations' support for member councils by offering help to councils wishing to increase their knowledge base and capability. Training is arranged by Yorkshire Local Councils Associations which is the only independent organisation offering specialist advice and information to the parish sector in North, South and West Yorkshire.
There will be some face to face training and the conference on the 23 September will be face to face.
Remote training sessions are on the Zoom platform, or from time to time, Microsoft Teams. The courses are usually 1.5 hours in duration, although some topics require longer sessions, 2 hours, 2 1/2 hours, but no more than 3 hours for any remote training session.
Training Bulletin - 29 July 2022 including external training options from Breakthrough Communications, Steve Parkinson (Finance) and Nimble E-Training
- YLCA Conference - 23 September 2022
This provides a month by month view of the training, events and meetings which YLCA has either arranged or is participating in. Please register for remote training following the instructions provided. We have sent our full training programme to the Council/Parish Meeting via the Clerk.
YLCA Training Programme
YLCA Training Programme June-July 2022. The programme for these two months includes training on:
Local Council Powers, S137 and GPC;
Resilience and Community Emergency Planning
Play area inspections
Induction for Clerks
Off to a flying start - for new councillors and those that have not yet completed training
Appointing, Structuring and Using Committees
A basic understanding of the Planning System
Developing your skills as a councillor
Roles, Responsibilities and Duties of a Clerk (for councillors only)
Q&A session with Insurance provider, Gallagher (formerly Came and Co)
Clerk & Councillor fortnightly discussion forums
YLCA Webinar Training Programme August - September 2022. The programme for these two months includes training on:
The Planning System
Cemetery Management and Memorial Safety
Induction for new Clerks
Follow on from Induction for new Clerks (Face to Face)
Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities
Standards of Behaviour expected of someone holding public office
Off to a Flying Start
Transparency Code for Local Authorities with a turnover exceeding £200,000
How to complete a handover to a new clerk
Essentials of Employment Law *New Topic, Chris Moses
Allotments - 3 separate sessions *National Allotment Society
Appointing, Structuring and Using Committees
Managing Grievance and Discipline *New Topic, Chris Moses
Policies, Mandatory and Best Practice
Clerk and Councillor Discussion Forums
Training in the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)
Following completion of the basic online course called the Introduction to Local Council Administration provided by the Society of Local Council Clerks, clerks can move on to the CiLCA course.
The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Training Partnership (YHRTP) (of which YLCA is the lead partner) provides training for clerks working towards CiLCA. The CiLCA course is being re-planned currently but do note that as a rule, the RTP will only take students who have passed Working With Your Council or the replacement course, Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA).
The next intake of candidates will be mid July 2022 and we will work with that cohort until February 2023. Please contact Sheena Spence, RTP Lead Officer for a copy of the YHRTP Cilca Prospectus 2022.
Breakthrough Communications - Compliant Councils Hub
Breakthrough Communications have partnered with YLCA to provide a Compliant Councils Hub. They have also created a specific web page at www.breakthroughcomms.co.uk/ylca through which YLCA member councils can sign up to the Hub. The page automatically applies the discount to those members that sign up.
Breakthrough Communications are holding some e-learning training sessions for the NALC Civility and Respect Project. There will be sessions on a variety of topics including: Resilience and Emotional Intelligence; Leadership in Challenging Situations; Respectful Social Media; Uncovering the issues for public sector; What makes people become challenging; the new Code of Conduct, personal resilience and self-protection; and Understanding psychopathic an narcissistic behaviour.
Dates and booking for Clerks/Employees training are available by clicking link to book and for further information: Civility & Respect Bookings - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)
Free social media checks available from Breakthrough Communications, YLCA partner organisation. Information on the attached flyer.