Tags: Training

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations to Dawn Laird, and independent student and former councillor who has recently achieved the CiLCA qualification.

Dawns' knowldege of the sector enabled her to submit quality work, with several of the units being given 'exemplary' status.

The next mentoring support commences in October - so get in touch if you are interested

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certificate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA, mentoring, training

CPRE training seminars on PLANNING - starting 25th May 2021

On-line Planning Seminars for Town and Parish Councils

Tuesday 25th May 2021 2pm – 3.30pm

Seminar 1: Basic Principles and Decision Making

• How the Planning System Works • Origins and purpose of the planning system • The two strands: development management and plan-making Planning applications and sources of information • Using Council websites • What to look out for How... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 15:26 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CPRE, planning, seminar, training

A free national webinar for parish and town councils on Wednesday 31st March at 3pm on crisis communications


Our training partner, Breakthrough Communications are running a free national webinar for parish and town councils on Wednesday 31st March at 3pm on crisis communications.

In this free webinar the panel will look at how councils can start to prepare for future crises that may arise, how to manage them effectively from a communications perspective when they happen, and what to do afterwards.

You will... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:24 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, communications, partnership, training

MA in Public Leadership and Management

Masters in Public Leadership & Management

Exciting news for those currently studying or those considering extending their knowledge further. De Montfort University (DMU) announced in December that a Masters in Community Governance has been successfully validated and will be available to students from April 2021. This qualification will officially be known as the MA in Public Leadership and Management.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:23 by Alison Robinson

Tags: MA, Masters, Training, professionalism, qualification

The Fawcett Society is running a programme of free online training for women on how to get into politics

The Fawcett Society is running a programme of free online training for women on how to get into politics, using your voice online and getting active in the upcoming local government elections.

This programme includes spaces and support specifically for groups of women who are underrepresented across politics, including women of colour and disabled women.

https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/free-online-equal-power-workshops-for-women... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:44 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Internationals women's day, Training, understanding local government

GAPTC newsletter October 2020

What you can find in this newsletter:‚Äč

Council meetings - face to face or online

VAT advice

Website healthcheck - GAPTC as your critical friend

Risk Management course run by Came & Co

Clerks Online Networking

Autumn training programme including new courses

Council meetings – face to face or online

There are no further updates on council meetings, following the information provided in our 15 September... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGM, GAPTC news, VAT advice, clerk networking, training, website health-check

Half Day training on dealing with difficult customers - Wednesday 29th January 2020

Tetbury Town Council have confirmed they are holding two training sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) on Dealing with Abusive Customers they will be run in Tetbury on Wednesday 29th January 2020. The cost is £45 per attendee. This is not an all-day event, but two separate sessions run back-to-back.

TTC are now taking bookings. Please confirm by 17th January to townclerk@tetbury.gov.uk... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Cotswolds, GAPTC, News, Training, dealing with conflict

Give someone you love the gift of Confidence this Christmas

Public Speaking and presenting is a vital skill for students at school or university, during job interviews, when promoting our business and when pitching to clients.

The Public Speaking and Presenting courses and 1-2-1 Coaching show you how to stand up and speak with clarity, confidence and courage.

Book a course or a coaching session for the person in your life who needs a boost in 2020. All bookings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News, Training

GAPTC newsletter December 2019

What can be found in our latest newsletter sent to our member councils:

  • Disciplinary and Grievance arrangements – updated guidance and policies
  • Consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments
  • Section 137 limit for 2020/21
  • Confidential minutes
  • Funding for replacements for ash trees
  • Clarification that local councils cannot fund repairs to church property
  • Declaring an interest... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Funding, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, S137, Training, consultation, guidance and policies

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Lucy Biddle (Cam Parish Council) on the successful completion of the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

The prefect start to the festive season!

Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:50 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certicate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA, GAPTC, News, Stroud District, Training