Training & Events Calendar

Planning in Plain English (FULLY BOOKED)

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:00

Delivered online using zoom

From 10am - noon

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Building a 2-way conversation with your community

Thu, 28 Apr 2022

Delivered online by Breakthrough Communications from 10am - noon

Cost: £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

If you have to cancel, notify Breakthrough Communications at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

BOOK HERE

This session will help you consider practical and effective ways for your Council to systematically and proactively find out what really matters to people living within your parish, through a range of print and digital tools.

Discover the tools, strategies and techniques needed to not just better promote your own messages but also to better hear and respond to the voices within your local community, and get buy-in on your vision for your community's future.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

CiLCA Training & Mentoring

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 09:30

First of four sessions from 9.30am - 2pm, delivered online (first session) and face to face by Jules Owen

Venue:
Online and venue TBA
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Clerks' Networking

Clerks' Networking

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 10:00

Delivered online using zoom from 10-11am

NO NEED TO BOOK - USE THE ZOOM LINK BELOW

Clerks are invited to join this virtual networking session and Stroud Town Council will be delivering a short presentation on the thinking behind their recent community engagement project. They will share the council's approach and the outcomes to this successful programme.

Attending Clerks will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences and practice.

Meeting link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83619233816?pwd=OFcwaE0zcytVcUlQT2J3cUdDYTNkZz09

Venue:
Virtual
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

VAT for unregistered councils

Wed, 04 May 2022 10:00

Delivered online by the Parkinson Partnership from 10am - 11.30am

Cost: £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

BOOK HERE

If you have to cancel, notify the Parkinson Partnership at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

Topics include:

• how VAT law applies to local councils
• where to find the law and guidance
• business and non-business activities
• understanding whether sales are taxable or exempt from VAT
• when a council must register for VAT
• when VAT can be reclaimed
• Partial exemption
• Reclaiming VAT when using grants and donations

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Internal Controls

Thu, 05 May 2022 10:00

Delivered online by the Parkinson Partnership from 10-11.30am

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

BOOK HERE

If you have to cancel, notify the Parkinson Partnership at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

This session give councillors and clerks an understanding of the need for internal controls and how they work, with practical examples and case studies.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• Financial risks
• Purpose of internal controls
• Case studies
• Examples of controls
• Review of internal controls

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Data Protection for Councillors

Mon, 09 May 2022 19:00

Delivered by Breakthrough Communications from 7-9m

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

If you have to cancel, notify Breakthrough Communications at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

BOOK HERE

Whether you are an experienced Councillor or have only recently been elected, it is vital that you understand how data protection fits with your role as an elected member. With legislation and case law evolving, this interactive session will provide you with an opportunity to make sure you are getting the essentials right and ensure you are meeting your legal obligations as a Councillor.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

The role of Internal Audit

Tue, 10 May 2022 10:00

Delivered online by the Parkinson Partnership from 10-11.30am

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

BOOK HERE

If you have to cancel, notify the Parkinson Partnership at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

For councillors and officers that want to understand the role of the internal auditor and how to appoint one. (Please note, this is NOT a training session for people who want to undertake internal audits)

This session explains the role of the internal auditor in providing assurance to the council that it has sound financial controls.

Topics include:
• legislation and guidance
• Roles and responsibilities
• Risk management
• Internal controls
• how the council appoints an internal auditor
• Scope of internal audit
• Reviewing internal control
• Internal audit reports

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

How to engage with young people in your community

Thu, 12 May 2022 10:00

Delivered online by Breakthrough Communications from 10am - noon

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

If you have to cancel, notify Breakthrough Communications at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

BOOK HERE

Young people can be a particularly challenging demographic for councils to reach and engage with. We explore how to understand the issues that matter to young people, how to effectively reach and engage with them online and offline, and how best to work with them to improve different aspects of your community.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Finance for Councillors

Wed, 18 May 2022 18:30

Delivered online by the Parkinson Partnership from 6.30-8pm

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

BOOK HERE

If you have to cancel, notify the Parkinson Partnership at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

This session is for councillors only and is designed to give them a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council's finances. This session is for councillors who work during the day. Please only book an evening session if you cannot attend a daytime event.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• setting a budget and precept
• Financial control
• The Annual Governance & Accountability Return
• Internal and external audit
• How VAT applies to local councils

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Data Protection for Clerks and Officers

Fri, 20 May 2022 10:00

Delivered online by Breakthrough Communications from 10am - noon

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

If you have to cancel, notify Breakthrough Communications at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

BOOK HERE

In an ever-evolving legislative landscape, it is vital that Councils ensure they have the most up-to-date understanding of their data protection and related obligations. This session walks Councils through the principles of data protection, what it means in practical terms and the policies, systems and processes Councils should have in place to ensure they are working towards sustainable compliance.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

New Councillor Toolkit - Feedback

Tue, 24 May 2022 10:00

Delivered online using zoom

From 10-11am

For councillors who attended Introduction session on 29 March only (no need to book as you will be sent a link automatically on booking the March session)

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Being a Better Councillor online parts 1 & 2

Wed, 25 May 2022 10:00

Training takes place using zoom

Part 1 from 10am - noon and Part 2 from 1-3pm

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Managing difficult people and conversations

Thu, 26 May 2022 14:00

Delivered by Breakthrough Communications from 2-4pm

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

If you have to cancel, notify Breakthrough Communications at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

BOOK HERE

Managing professional relationships effectively is important, and this is particularly true for Clerks and local council officers. Yet whether it's with other officers or with councillors, sometimes difficult situations will present themselves, and it's vital to have the skills to manage the challenges. This session for local council officers explores practical techniques and ideas to manage difficult relationships in a council environment.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk

Strategies to identify and recruit new local councillors

Fri, 27 May 2022 12:00

Delivered online by Breakthrough Communications from noon - 2pm

Cost £30 per person (members); £60 non-members

If you have to cancel, notify Breakthrough Communications at least 48 hours before the course so that your council is not charged.

BOOK HERE

How can you effectively find and encourage people to stand or be co-opted as town or parish Councillors? In many areas it is increasingly hard to find people who are willing to put their names forward either at election time or to be co-opted. We show you effective ways Councils and Councillors can encourage more people to come forward and this interactive session explores practical ways to do just that.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
training@gaptc.org.uk