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Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 18:30

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

30 August 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Cost £30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session. What does emotional intelligence and resilience mean in practice for Clerks, Council Officers and Councillors?

The session will help to develop a better understanding of where behaviour comes from and it will consider what resilience means for us in the context of the roles within the council.

There will be opportunities to explore role-focused scenarios and consider how councils might respond to them. Strategies will be explored on how to deal with and manage a range of situations.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO6grjsjHtzn0n620wrUrtNNiB-0lGVG

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

Chairmanship Skills Part 1

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:00

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

Over the two sessions we will examine the general principles of chairing, the importance of a good agenda, management of meetings, stimulating debate, managing councillors and the public and effective working with the clerk. There will be sufficient time to examine the varying aspect of chairing a meeting in detail and allow time for questions.

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

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf-CsqTsuE91dDLRdWoK39UYXnleeLdYz

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

Transparency Code for local Authorities with a turnover exceeding £200,000

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

A new code of recommended practice in relation to information to be published by local authorities in England (including parish and town councils) with a gross annual income or expenditure exceeding £200,000 came into force in October 2014. This webinar will go through the requirements for larger authorities.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdu2vrjIsEtxCN511lv0Oi5qEZqoHyxiO

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

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Tue, 06 Sep 2022 09:30

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

6 September 9.30am - 11.30am, Cost £30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session. What does emotional intelligence and resilience mean in practice for Clerks, Council Officers and Councillors?

The session will help to develop a better understanding of where behaviour comes from and it will consider what resilience means for us in the context of the roles within the council.

There will be opportunities to explore role-focused scenarios and consider how councils might respond to them. Strategies will be explored on how to deal with and manage a range of situations.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

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

Chairing Skills Part 2

Tue, 06 Sep 2022 13:00

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

Continuation of the Part 1 session. Only book onto this course if you have completed the Part 1 session.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIode6rrjwqGtTZKSQbEnn2blAtSe_u52YO

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

How to complete a handover to a new clerk

Tue, 06 Sep 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

It is always helpful for the retiring clerk to provide the handover; however this is not always possible. This session will look at best practice for handing over to a new clerk, it will be interactive with examples and checklists for discussion.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdu-qpzkpGtP7uo-9wNp--qie_COa2YvP

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

Essentials of Employment Law, Chris Moses, LLM Chartered FCIPD, Personnel Advice and Solutions Ltd

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 12noon

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This session will provide a comprehensive review of both the practical and legal considerations for councils in their role as employer, including:

  • Conducting a successful recruitment exercise.
  • The legal requirements of inductions.
  • Producing legal employment contracts that suit the needs of the council.
  • Managing Sickness and Absenteeism.
  • Dealing with Grievance and Disciplinary issues.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlde6pqzopE9yG4qamOxIEVT8TQI8Gon5H

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

Allotments – Tenancy and Policies (1 of 3 sessions), Phil Gomersall, National Allotment Society (NAS)

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 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 be providing in September, looking at allotment tenancies and policies to put in place.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtce2pqD8tGdMIaVb2XTypzvqu8lZaEImw

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

Appointing, Structuring and Using Committees for Council Work

Thu, 08 Sep 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This training session will provide councils with information about how to appoint, structure and use committees for the council to work lawfully.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlc-mqrT0pHtdDiP2VlyvK3JxOf-ilXXoY

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

Uncovering the issues for the public sector FOR CLERKS/STAFF ONLY, Becky Walsh

Thu, 08 Sep 2022 11:00

Uncovering the issues for the public sector FOR CLERKS/STAFF ONLY, Becky Walsh

8 September 11.00am - 12 noon, Cost £15.00 +VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. The SLCC will be the presenters for this session.

Condescending comments, demeaning emails, disrupting meetings, reprimanding someone publicly, talking behind someone's back, giving someone the silent treatment, not giving credit where credit is due, rolling eyes, and being yelled at, is a regular occurrence for many councils. In this webinar, we talk about the issues we face in our council roles. We will then talk about the impact this has on the individuals involved and the organisation as a whole. Each of the webinars will give real situation scenarios and what to do in each of them.

Registration Link: SLCC | Civility and respect – Uncovering the issues for public sector – 8 September

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 08 Sep 2022 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. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdumurTktE9y4nw4_5kCY_gNbrwm3SgeR

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Mon, 12 Sep 2022 18:30

Clerks Discussion Forum

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkduyorDgiHNOMQT25M3M33SooKyAfAQ3_

6.30pm - 7.30pm

FREE OF CHARGE

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

Follow Up to the Induction for New Clerks Training - CANCELLED

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:30

Follow up session for New ClerksLimited places available

This face-to-face session is intended for those clerks who have recently attended YLCA New Clerk Induction training. This will be a delegate led session with all attendees invited to submit questions or topic areas in advance. Topic areas may include production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, further explanation of legislation for local councils, questions about accounts and managing council assets or anything that clerks are struggling with. To register and book a place for this session, please email admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk.

Venue: Board Room, Commer House, Station Road, Tadcaster. LS24 9JF

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

Venue:
Commer House, Station Road, Tadcaster LS24 9JF
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Respectful Social Media, FOR CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 09:30

Respectful Social Media, FOR CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

14 September 9:30am- 11:30am, Cost £ 30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session.

It session will consider the opportunities and risks across different social media platforms from a civility and respect perspective. It will explore a range of proactive and pre-emptive strategies councils can put in place to set themselves up for success. You will learn what to do when things go wrong and how to manage a range of scenarios from trolling to harassment and practical steps you can take.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Allotments – Site Facilities and Health and Safety (2 of 3 sessions), Phil Gomersall, National Allotments Society (NAS)

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This is the second of three sessions that we have provided in September, and this session will focus on what facilities are required for allotment sites and site Health and Safety requirements.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsceCtqTkjH9Q_3ZBcwIElujr7U93YUMvT

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

Respectful Social Media, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:30

Respectful Social Media, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

14 September 6:30pm- 8:30pm, Cost: £30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session.

It session will consider the opportunities and risks across different social media platforms from a civility and respect perspective. It will explore a range of proactive and pre-emptive strategies councils can put in place to set themselves up for success. You will learn what to do when things go wrong and how to manage a range of scenarios from trolling to harassment and practical steps you can take.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Clerks Discussion Forum

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoduCurzgsE9yo69l1T0SnNCT4P-tASKau

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

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:30

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

15 September 6:30pm- 8:30pm, Cost: £30.00+ VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session. What does emotional intelligence and resilience mean in practice for Clerks, Council Officers and Councillors?

The session will help to develop a better understanding of where behaviour comes from and it will consider what resilience means for us in the context of the roles within the council.

There will be opportunities to explore role-focused scenarios and consider how councils might respond to them. Strategies will be explored on how to deal with and manage a range of situations.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Civility & Respect- Uncovering the issues for the public sector

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 13:30

Civility & Respect- Uncovering the issues for the public sector

19 September 1:30pm- 2:30pm, Cost: £15.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing training to our members as part of the Civility and Respect Project.

Condescending comments, demeaning emails, disrupting meetings, reprimanding someone publicly, talking behind someone's back, giving someone the silent treatment, not giving credit where credit is due, rolling eyes, and being yelled at, is a regular occurrence for many councils. In this webinar, we talk about the issues we face in our council roles. We will then talk about the impact this has on the individuals involved and the organisation as a whole. Each of the webinars will give real situation scenarios and what to do in each of them.

Clerks to book Councillors onto these sessions please ensure that all delegates are copied into the email and that the body of the message includes:

  • Name & date of session
  • Name of all Councillors you are booking
  • Name of CALC

Email sue@haptc.org.uk to register the councillors

Venue:
Online
Contact:
sue@haptc.org.uk

Leadership in Challenging Situations, FOR CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:30

Leadership in Challenging Situations, FOR CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

20 September 9:30am- 11:30am, Cost £30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session. Whether you are a Clerk, Officer or an elected Councillor, everyone may take on leadership roles within the council and in the wider community.

The session will consider different leadership styles in the context of the role at the council, exploring which styles Councils 'default' to and which styles can work effectively for different situations. The session will explore scenarios of different challenging situations might be face in the council role, and discuss how to deal with these effectively and appropriately. It will also cover discovering how to build, support and get the most from an effective and motivated team.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Managing Grievance and Discipline, Chris Moses, LLM Chartered FCIPD, Personnel Advice and Solutions Ltd

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 12noon

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This will be a comprehensive session covering the following areas on how to manage grievance and discipline:

  • How to respond to different staff problems, attendees will be given four scenarios covering various problems and will be asked to discuss how they would manage the problem.
  • Who manages formal and informal disciplinary issues, the full council, or a delegated sub-committee?
  • How to understand the benefits of effective informal counselling; to resolve most problems without the need for formal disciplinary action. How to conduct an informal counselling session.
  • Conducting formal disciplinary action – the ACAS guidelines as well as resolving grievances and the legal framework that affects local councils (Localism Act 2011, s28 and Ledbury). We will run through how to determine whether the council can conduct further action in relation to the employee's complaint or if it needs to be referred to the Monitoring Officer at the Principal Authority.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUofuytrT4jEtYdar8hqrxXldF-T0ckSTrZ

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

Leadership in Challenging Situations, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 18:30

Leadership in Challenging Situations, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

20 September 6:30pm- 8:30pm, Cost £30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session. Whether you are a Clerk, Officer or an elected Councillor, everyone may take on leadership roles within the council and in the wider community.

The session will consider different leadership styles in the context of the role at the council, exploring which styles Councils 'default' to and which styles can work effectively for different situations. The session will explore scenarios of different challenging situations might be face in the council role, and discuss how to deal with these effectively and appropriately. It will also cover discovering how to build, support and get the most from an effective and motivated team.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

Allotments – Self-Management for Allotment Associations (3 of 3 sessions), National Allotments Society (NAS)

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This is the third of three sessions that we have provided in September and the session will cover setting up an Allotment Association to manage an allotment site on behalf of a council.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlfuGqqjIvHNRgWFKGEb9vRKkUaIxEVc5g

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

Induction for Clerks - CANCELLED

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:00

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

This session will include production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, learning legislation for local councils, introduction to accounts, the financial regime and lots of time for questions and answers throughout the session. It is a must for every new clerk or for clerks that have been in post for some time but have never completed this training.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqceGorzssHNCOjHgWW3GUfMKA4F5i4zJD

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

What makes people become challenging? CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Becky Walsh

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:00

What makes people become challenging? CLERKS/OFFICERS ONLY, Becky Walsh

22 September 11.00am - 12 Noon, Cost £15.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Civility and Respect Project are providing this webinar session for councillors and officers of the council. In this webinar, we dive into human psychology, neuroscience, and power dynamics. What triggers people to behave from the worst of themselves? How as leaders can we create environments with fewer trigger situations and more safety? We will discuss real-life situations and how to turn them around when they start to get out of hand. Each of the webinars will give real situation scenarios and what to do in each of them.

Registration Link: SLCC | Civility and respect – What makes people become challenging? – 22 September

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

YLCA Conference - 23 September 2022, Holiday Inn Leeds/Wakefield

YLCA Conference -  23 September 2022, Holiday Inn Leeds/Wakefield

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:00

YLCA Conference - 23 September 2022 - Draft programme available from the conference page of the website.

Venue: Holiday Inn, Leeds/Wakefield (M1, J40) 9am - 6.30pm

Booking Form available from admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Venue:
Holiday Inn, Leeds/Wakefield
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk
Documents:
YLCA Conference - Draft Programme 23 September 2022 (PDF, 250 Kb)

What makes people become challenging? COUNCILLORS ONLY, Becky Walsh

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:30

What makes people become challenging? COUNCILLORS ONLY, Becky Walsh

Monday 26 September 2022 - 1.30pm - 2.30pm, Cost £15.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Civility and Respect Project are providing this webinar session for councillors and officers of the council. In this webinar, we dive into human psychology, neuroscience, and power dynamics. What triggers people to behave from the worst of themselves? How as leaders can we create environments with fewer trigger situations and more safety? We will discuss real-life situations and how to turn them around when they start to get out of hand. Each of the webinars will give real situation scenarios and what to do in each of them.

Clerks to book Councillors onto these sessions please ensure that all delegates are copied into the email and that the body of the message includes:

  • Name & date of session
  • Name of all Councillors you are booking
  • Name of CALC

Email sue@haptc.org.uk to register the councillors

Venue:
Remote
Contact:
sue@haptc.org.uk

Clerks Discussion Forum

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 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. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcOqqrzkjH9FEWhheInnASZh8tHyd9Uc9

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

Policies – Mandatory and Best Practice

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

Many councils are unsure about what policies they should have. This session will cover which policies are mandatory, to ensure the council is lawful, what the audit requirements are, and what is best practice, including governance and finances.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sduGupzwoGtc3q5ZApm-JRONBAp7tqfgu

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 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. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdeGuqj0pGdI85M0QbwlnDWFiraa32xLp

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