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Induction for new Clerks - Face to Face session

Tue, 27 Jun 2023 09:30

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

This face-to-face 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.

To register and request a booking form for this session, please email admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk.

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

Venue:
York House, Tadcaster
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Hambleton Branch Meeting

Wed, 28 Jun 2023 19:00

Meeting to commence at 7.00pm, at Welbury Village Hall, Tofts Lane, Welbury. DL6 2SE

Venue:
Welbury Village Hall
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Whole Council Training

Thu, 29 Jun 2023 09:30

Venue and time to be confirmed

We are offering two dates in each of the months of April and June and one in May for councils to express an interest in having a YLCA Officer provide Whole Council Training at a venue of their choice. (The council will be charged for the number of filled seats on the council, whether all councillors attend or not, although as this is training for all of the members of a council, the idea is that everyone comes along to hear the information and guidance, to build better understanding and cohesion within the authority. The dates are provided in the programme below. The three hour session can be held during the day or the evening. To request this training please contact admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk to get a booking form. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Once the booking form is received it is a contract between the Council and YLCA. The cost for the training is £37 per person (councillors or officers, ie clerk) if YLCA has to book a venue, or £32.00 per person if the council provides and pays for a venue. We are also open to smaller councils joining together for this training.

The training session will include:

  • Duties, roles and responsibilities of the Council, Chair, Clerk and RFO
  • Legislative powers and duties
  • Meetings and their management
  • Council business including lawful agendas and minutes
  • Delegation to officers and committees
  • The audit regime
  • Transparency Code
  • The council as an employer
  • Data Protection and the UK GDPR overview
  • Any aspect of local council administration that the council needs us to focus on.
Venue:
To be confirmed
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 29 Jun 2023 18:45

Councillors Discussion Forum (free of charge)

Thursday 29 June 2023, 6.45pm - 7.45pm

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with each other. This forum is great for information sharing, asking questions and general discussing issues. If you haven't already joined a discussion forum, please do give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout for support.

Registration Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUocOGvqTgsEtVw-oKT0JXacxpDKaJKJ8cu

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

Induction for New Clerks - remote session

Tue, 4 Jul 2023 13:00

Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 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 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/webinar/register/WN_vcWCkVl7T2Cw4L40dWcl4Q

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

Selby Branch Training

Wed, 5 Jul 2023 15:45

We are holding a 2.5 hour training session for members of the Selby Branch, from 3.45pm - 6.15pm. (Refreshments and networking from 3.15pm) We will look at a wide range of issues including the roles, responsibilities and duties of the Council, a Councillor, the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Cost - £37.00 or £18.50 with small council bursary

Venue - Selby Town Hall, York St, Selby

To register please complete a booking form - available from the council's clerk or admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Venue:
Selby Town Hall
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk
Documents:
Selby Branch Training Flyer (PDF, 332 Kb)

Selby Branch Meeting

Wed, 5 Jul 2023 19:00

Meeting to commence at 7.00pm, at Selby Town Hall, York Street, Selby. YO8 4AJ

Venue:
Selby Town Hall
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Councillor Skills: Building Confidence to speak and participate in council meetings, Daniel Purchese, Co Director, Breakthrough Communications

Thu, 6 Jul 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

Getting your voice heard as a councillor can be daunting, whether it's speaking confidently at a council meeting or at a public event. In this workshop, we explore how to develop personal confidence to speak, engage and participate in all aspects of council life. We explore the essential skills of public speaking, as well as how to be assertive and effective in your communication with others.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NQgEQc92TIicmoITVXBmnA

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

Clerks Discussion Forum - CANCELLED

Wed, 12 Jul 2023 10:00

CANCELLED

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

Essentials of being a Good Employer, Chris Moses LLM Chartered FCIPD

Tue, 18 Jul 2023 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

A comprehensive review of both the practical and legal considerations for Councils in their role as Employer, including.

  1. Conducting a successful recruitment exercise.
  2. The legal requirements of inductions.
  3. Producing legal Employment contracts that suit the needs of the Council.
  4. Managing Sickness and Absenteeism.
  5. Dealing with Grievance and Disciplinary issues.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lmngPBYzRPKhefzi2U_RIA

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

Chairing Skills Part 1

Tue, 18 Jul 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This is the first of 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. Please ensure that you book onto Part 2.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PERkyCT-Tm6mPgaRpoFWIQ

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

Chairs Discussion Forum

Wed, 19 Jul 2023 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

Chairs have the opportunity to network and raise issues they face when chairing meetings or in general, for example, how to deal with disruptive behaviour, how to manage a meeting lawfully. There will be a YLCA Officer in attendance as a facilitator and to give information where necessary.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gtF37GCeSqSLUq0JWeaxDA

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 20 Jul 2023 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with each other. This forum is great for information sharing, asking questions and generally discussing issues. If you haven't already joined a discussion forum, please do give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout for support.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w4FmpF4hS7a6AGsDxwwXLw

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

Chairing Skills Part 2

Mon, 24 Jul 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

A continuation of the Chairing Skills training session, part 1. Only book onto this session if you are also booking on the Part 1 session.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aAZpHykATXGtejAQxCRKYA

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

Developing Your Skills (Talking Tables) Training Day

Thu, 27 Jul 2023 08:30

Time: 8.30am to 4.00pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

Developing Your Skills (Talking Tables) Training Day, Sponsored by Breakthrough Communications and Blachere Illuminations, to be held at the Bluebell Suite, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 4LX

Talking tables training is a new style of training for YLCA and will replace our traditional conference this year. 10 tables each with a presenter and around 8 delegates will consider different topics.

Each session will be 50 minutes so you will have the opportunity to visit 6 out of the 10 'talking tables' during the day. A draft programme will be available soon and will be promoted in the White Rose Bulletin. Come along to develop your knowledge and network with colleagues. Refreshments and lunch are included. Places are limited so please book early, email admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk for a booking form.

Venue:
Bluebell Suite, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 4LX
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk