Free January 2023

Internal Dispute Resolution – January 30th at 11am – Online

A one hour general overview on how to resolve internal disputes successfully with Glenn Watson Principal Governance Officer, Legal & Democratic Services Buckinghamshire Council and Sharon Bridglalsingh, Director, Law and Governance, Milton Keynes City Council Resolving Internal Disputes Practical steps councillors and clerks can take to: build a positive culture address poor behaviours and encourage good ones avoid […]

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Building an effective personnel committee – January 24th at 2pm – Online

Building an effective personnel committee Chris Moses explains the importance of ensuring local councils have an effective personnel committee, what the responsibilities of the committee are and gives an overview of the critical issues, including: Who is best suited to be on the committee? Effective terms of reference Having the right contacts Statutory requirements for

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Chairing Skills For Town & Parish Councils – January 10th at 6.30pm – Online

Who should attend? Sitting chairpersons, Chairpersons of Committees or aspiring Chairpersons. The objectives are to: Introduce the roles, responsibilities and duties of the chairperson and the impact that an effective chair has on the profile of a council. Consider a chairperson’s contribution to effective meetings and council decision making and his/her partnership with the clerk. Running Time:

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Councillor Training for Town & Parish Councils – January 17th at 6.30pm – Online

If you are a new member, getting to know your Council, it’s role, the Clerk and of course the relationship between your local council and the principal authorities, it can seem a little confusing at first. Even experienced members will agree that a refresher course or reminder cannot be underestimated. This session should provide Councillors

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Member Engagement – Live Q&A with BMKALC & NALC – January 31st at 11am – Online

With Mel Woof CEO Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Association of Local Councils & Jonathan Owen Chief Executive National Association of Local Councils Our framework for discussion is around the top 10 pressing matters which the mailboxes and communications at NALC and BMKALC have identified. How we raise the profile of our sector as the heart

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Future Nature – January 27th at 11am – Online

Who are Future Nature? Future Nature WTC is Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust’s wholly-owned Ecological Consultancy, providing a comprehensive range of professional ecological and environmental services to clients including Local Authorities.  Our specialist team of Ecologists offer protected species mitigation, surveys, ecological appraisals, as well as desk-based GIS mapping, landscape-scale planning and data services. 

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Community Enrichment & Resilience – January 20th at 10am – Online

This session provides a valuable taster to the upcoming full training session on the 1st of February; providing an insight into the growing community concerns around loneliness, isolation and wellbeing. It will provide positive examples and practical advice for how local councils can tackle many of these issues and help build stronger, healthier and more cohesive communities

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