BMKALC
Bespoke Town & Parish Council Training from BMKALC

Bespoke Whole Council Training

We offer whole council training to our member councils at your premises, during which we cover where we sit within the tiers of government, our roles, powers and duties, legal obligations, finance and scrutiny, agenda and minutes, transparency and publication schemes.

The course duration is 90 minutes and consequently is a broad rather than in depth course. However it provides an excellent start to a councilling career and refresher to those who have been navigating the sector for some time.

Our Chief Executive Mel Woof will speak with the clerk in advance of the bespoke council training session to ensure we pick up on any key area’s for your council so that we can emphasis support in the right places. Councillors and officers are welcome to attend and if you had interested potential councillors that you wanted to invite, we would have no objection although existing councillors may want to speak freely without members of the public being there.

Venue: By arrangement of the client council

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes including Q&A

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Cost: £420

New! Civility & Respect For Town, Parish & Community Councils 

Civility and respect should be at the heart of public life, and good governance is fundamental to ensuring an effective and well-functioning democracy at all levels.

One of the key aims of the civility and respect project has been to deliver training support for councillors, clerks, and employees who experience difficulties with bullying and harassment, and to start to address some of the causes of poor behaviour.

A critical step in creating a safe and inclusive environment for local councils is making all councillors, clerks and council staff aware of the issues, what is — and what is not — acceptable. Knowing how to recognise and address bullying, harassment, discrimination, and inclusion is an essential step in prevention.

Training ensures that councils demonstrate that they do not tolerate these types of behaviour and provide the tools to intervene immediately, consistently, equitably, and appropriately when bullying occurs.

Venue: By arrangement of the client council

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes including Q&A

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Cost: £420

Booking: Please email balc@bucksalc.gov.uk if you are interested in arranging Bespoke Council Training or Civility & Respect For Town, Parish & Community Councils