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Chairing Skills

10th September 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke RG24 9NT

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In this 3 hour session Chairing Skills introduces the knowledge, skills and attributes (the tools) needed to become an effective chair. Topics include the role and responsibilities of the chair, the framework in which the chair operates and relationships with stakeholders.

Budgeting for Clerks and Officers

10th September 2024

10:00 - 12:00

Hockley Golf Club, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1PL

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This informal course is intended to give finance officers the knowledge to propose a clear evidence based budget to members.

Local Council Finance for Councillors

12th September 2024

10:00 - 12:00

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

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An overview financial training session is for Councillors designed to give them understanding of their duties regarding the council's finances. Topics include roles and responsibilities, setting a budget and precept, financial control, The Annual Governance & Accountability Return and the Internal and External Audit

Local Plans and Local Policy for Local Councils

19th September 2024

18:30 - 21:00

Online

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This 2.5 hour session is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the structure and purpose of the planning system and its context within the national agenda, looking briefly at the way it has evolved over time and how it is shaped to meet changing priorities.

The Knowledge and Core Skills for Councillors

1st October 2024

18:30 - 21:00

Hockley Golf Club, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1PL

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This course is suitable for new councillors or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a parish or town councillor.

Budgeting for Councillors

8th October 2024

10:00 - 12:00

Eastleigh House, Eastleigh

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An overview of the current guidance and ideas about the key principles and strategies about setting a budget in uncertain times.

Local Council Governance - Understanding your Responsibilities

10th October 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Hockley Golf Club, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1PL

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As a Parish and Town Councillor you bear ultimate responsibility for ensuring the Council is well governed and that public money is being spent appropriately. This course will explain these responsibilities and outline some suggested processes to have in place to help you carry out this function. We recommend Councillors have completed the Knowledge and Core Skills session prior to attending this course.

Appraisals

6th November 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN

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This session is aimed at Councillors and staff responsible for managing people and performance, or those who wish to develop their knowledge in this area.

The Knowledge and Core Skills for Councillors

12th November 2024

19:00 - 21:00

Online

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Part 1 - Tuesday 12th November 19:00 - 21:00 Part 2 - Tuesday 19th November 19:00 - 21:00 This two part course is suitable for new councillors or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a parish or town councillor. Please note these sessions are being held online.

Chairing Skills

14th November 2024

10:00 - 13:00

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN

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In this 3 hour session Chairing Skills introduces the knowledge, skills and attributes (the tools) needed to become an effective chair. Topics include the role and responsibilities of the chair, the framework in which the chair operates and relationships with stakeholders.

Making Effective Planning Representations

18th November 2024

10:00 - 12:00

Online

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This session will explain the principles which underpin how a planning decision is made, and how your comments as a consultee can be drafted to best effect. It will give you an understanding of the key terminology planning officers use and where to find relevant information amidst what is often a mass of documents.

Managing Employees in Local Councils

21st November 2024

10:00 - 12:30

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN

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This 2.5 hour session is designed to give you an overview of employment within the local council sector and how employees should be managed. Suitable Audience Councillors and staff responsible for managing people, or those who wish to develop their knowledge in this area.

Introduction to Local Planning for Local Councils

26th November 2024

18:30 - 21:00

Online

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This 2.5 hour session will take you through the structure of the planning system and the role played by different layers of national and local government.

Clerks and Officers Update - Christmas Network

3rd December 2024

10:00 - 12:30

Potters Heron Hotel, Winchester Road, Romsey, SO51 9ZF

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These sessions, for local council employees, are relatively informal and are designed for information sharing and networking. A programme is produced for each Clerks and Officers Update, designed to cover the topics that are most relevant to you as a member of staff in the sector at that time.

Introduction to Finance for Officers

16th January 2025

10:00 - 12:30

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Rooksdown Lane, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, RG24 9NT

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An introductory session for Clerks and Officers designed to give to an overview of the Councils' duties regarding financial management and the role of the Responsible Financial Officer.

Handling Challenging Individuals

28th January 2025

10:00 - 12:30

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN

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The aim of this course is to give participants the tools and confidence to deal with difficult or challenging behaviour in their council. Suitable Audience Both Councillors and Council Staff

What You Need To Know for Clerks and Officers

5th February 2025

10:00 - 12:30

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN

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**This session will be held in two parts. Part 1 - Wednesday 5th February Part 2 - Tuesday 11th February** This informal small-group course gives new and inexperienced members of staff (clerks, deputies, assistants) an introduction to some of the key aspects of the role.

Local Plans and Local Policy for Local Councils

5th February 2025

18:30 - 21:00

Online

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This 2.5 hour session is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the structure and purpose of the planning system and its context within the national agenda, looking briefly at the way it has evolved over time and how it is shaped to meet changing priorities.

Introduction to CiLCA

6th February 2025

10:00 - 12:30

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Basingstoke RG24 9NT

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This is offered as a 2.5 hour stand-alone session for attendees to gather information to make a decision on whether they would like to take the CiLCA qualification and whether they would like to enrol on the Hampshire ALC Training & Mentoring programme to support them in completing their CiLCA Portfolio.

The Knowledge and Core Skills for Councillors

27th February 2025

10:00 - 14:30

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN

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This course is suitable for new councillors or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a parish or town councillor.

Managing Absence and Capability

5th March 2025

10:00 - 14:30

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN

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This 3 hour session is designed to give you an overview of dealing with staff absence and capability relating to ill health.

Year End for Officers

11th March 2025

10:00 - 12:30

Weybrook Park Golf Club, Rooksdown Lane, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, RG24 9NT

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This 2.5 hour interactive session covers various aspects of the Year End, Internal and External Audits.