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*Chairing Skills - Parts 1*

Thu, 4 Jan 2024 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, where we will examine the general principles of chairing a meeting, the importance of a good agenda, management of meetings, stimulating debate, managing councillors and the public, and effective working with the clerk. Ensure that you book onto Part 2.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CzsqV1ooS4SQ8WuxrjuDAQ

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

*Chairing Skills – Part 2*

Mon, 8 Jan 2024 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_SeZtb6v8TKSYVzNye9d-mw

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

Breakthrough Communications: How council's can create a more diverse pool of councillors

Tue, 9 Jan 2024 09:30

t is increasingly challenging to find people who are willing to put their names forward either at election time or to be co-opted. We explore effective ways councils and councillors can engage people over time, building up their awareness and interest in the work of the council, in order to better promote and demystify the role of a councillor.

Cost: £30.00

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Tue, 9 Jan 2024 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/webinar/register/WN_hBRzampmSGiVxG2yxlH5Eg

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

*A Basic Understanding of the Planning System* - Andrew Towlerton MRTPI, Planning Consultant

Tue, 9 Jan 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In this session 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 December 2023, and guidance on how to respond effectively to planning applications, including the use of material considerations.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ez8J3_t1S9qR_hyRXqCvmg

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

Biodiversity: Practical measures to help enhance wildlife and address new Biodiversity Legislation for local councils - Mike Deegan Consultancy

Wed, 10 Jan 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This topic has never been more relevant; particularly as local councils have a duty from January 2024 to help tackle the growing biodiversity crisis. This session identifies the practical changes and steps councils can realistically implement to help enhance biodiversity within the community.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yEOKzrEDSOum3Fqc2dvmXQ

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

Breakthrough Communications: Communicating with your community Part 1 – Creating a communications strategy

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 09:30

t's important for councils of all shapes and sizes to create a public communications strategy that supports the delivery of your council's priorities, aims and objectives. In this session we explore latest best practice for creating an effective, sustainable and resource-appropriate communications strategy that fits with the needs and aspirations of your council.

Cost £30.00

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

Breakthrough Communications Training - Canva Part 1 Getting Started

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 13:00

Time: 1.00pm

Cost: £30.00

This training session is designed to help councils get started with Canva and to get to grips with its essential features. Discover how councils can use Canva to create content for a variety of community engagement purposes, including printed material as well as for websites and social media. We will work through how to create new designs and how to make use of templates, how to add text and images, and customise their designs.

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

Off to a Flying Start - Part 1

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

The session is specifically aimed at new councillors but is also suited to councillors who have done training previously but want to refresh their knowledge. 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. Only book onto this session if you are booking Part 2.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uuPTem1SSvWhDN2TCll-jg

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

Breakthrough Communications Training - Social Media Part 1: Getting started with social media for local councils

Mon, 15 Jan 2024 09:30

Time: 9.30am

Cost: £30.00

Social media provides councils with an opportunity to significantly enhance their communications. Discover how to get started on social media and how to get the fundamentals right. In this session we explore how to create a social media strategy, how to get the most out of Facebook in particular, and how to make use of time-saving tools and techniques save councils time and effort.

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

Off to a Flying Start - Part 2

Mon, 15 Jan 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 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/webinar/register/WN_9QIsDkYdSS-Pnq0IfkWkyA

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

Breakthrough Communications: Communicating with your community Part 2 – Engaging with your community

Tue, 16 Jan 2024 09:30

This session will help you consider how to implement your communications strategy and engage with your community. We explore how councils can communicate and engage, as well as building sustainable conversations. Discover the tools, strategies and techniques needed to better promote your own messages but also to better respond to the voices within your local community.

Cost: £30.00

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

Breakthrough Communications: How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

Wed, 17 Jan 2024 09:30

Young people are often a hard-to-reach demographic for councils to engage with. In this session we explore what we actually mean by the term 'young people', what issues matter to different groups of younger people, how to effectively reach and engage them, both online and offline, and how to build partnerships with youth-focused organisations in your area.

Cost: £30.00

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

Breakthrough Communications Training - Social Media Part 2: Advanced social media strategies and tactics for local councils

Thu, 18 Jan 2024 09:30

Time: 9.30am

Cost: £30.00

Many councils look to use a range of social media platforms in order to increase their digital reach into the community. In this session we explore how to get the most from each of the key social media platforms and how to ensure your social media content is delivering on your council's communications objectives. We also introduce how to effectively use social media advertising.

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

Breakthrough Communications Training - Canva Part 2 Advanced

Thu, 18 Jan 2024 13:00

Time: 1.00pm

Cost: £30.00

his training session is designed for councils who already have experience with Canva and want to learn its more advanced features and techniques. Participants will learn how to use advanced tools to create complex designs and layouts as well as how to set up your council's brand. We will also explore how to integrate Canva with your social media, how to make use of its scheduling features and using Canva to create and edit video content.

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

Breakthrough Communications: Crisis communications for local councils

Mon, 22 Jan 2024 09:30

We never know when a crisis could strike. From local flooding to a council meeting going viral there are many ways in which councils can find themselves in the eye of the media storm. This session takes participants through the detail of preparing for a crisis no matter what form it may take. Passing on expert tips and guidance on being as prepared as you can be should the worst happen.

Cost: £30.00

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

Chairs Discussion Forum

Mon, 22 Jan 2024 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

Chairs can network and raise issues they face when chairing meetings or in general, for example, how to deal with disruptive behaviour and 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_1yEfWafoSV67B8FUwIouDA

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

Dealing with complaints and difficult situations

Tue, 23 Jan 2024 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

Looking at some problems experienced by councils and how to deal with these. In advance of the session, we will be asking attendees, for their topics (via e-mail), so that we can generalise them to make the answers and discussion helpful for everyone.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VIxe7u19R-KcpYDKXmgwpQ

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

Breakthrough Communications: Get the most from local and regional media

Wed, 24 Jan 2024 09:30

It is increasingly challenging to find people who are willing to put their names forward either at election time or to be co-opted. We explore effective ways councils and councillors can engage people over time, building up their awareness and interest in the work of the council, in order to better promote and demystify the role of a councillor.

Cost: £30.00

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

*Policies, Procedures and Powers*

Tue, 30 Jan 2024 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In this session, we examine legislative duties, powers, statutory and best practice policies and the range of procedures required to guide the council in making lawful decisions at meetings.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c0yINVY6TpGE5tsmV-x0Zg

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

Experienced Clerks Training

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 09:30

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

Venue: York House, Tadcaster, LS24 9JF

In response to demand, we are providing this session for clerks who have been in office for not less than 3 years. The agenda will be set by attendees, who will be asked to submit topics in advance. There is a maximum of 12 clerks for this session.

To register for this training please email admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 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_ugyk5bCYTomTp9yH0mrZtw

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

Richmondshire Branch Meeting

Thu, 1 Feb 2024 19:00

Time: 7.00pm

All councillors and the clerk are welcome to attend.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdOihqTosGdcgDSFrmlXzw7GQZQ7g3wvG

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
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