Training opportunites to support clerks and officers in their roles.

We fully appreciate that the SLCC will provide the primary source of training content for Clerks. This can be supplemented with our offering and CPD points are awarded for you to add to your SLCC profile.

Should you wish to put together a small programme of e-learning modules, we are more than happy to discuss a discount for a bespoke number of modules. Just get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

Prices listed apply for DAPTC member councils only.
Non DAPTC member councils are welcome to book a place for double the price shown against the training. 

Data Protection for councils part 2: accountability and lawfulness

Mon 17 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session deep dives into how councils are required to demonstrate accountability with UK GDPR.

Social media part 1: getting started with social media for local councils

Tue 18 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Explore how to create a social media strategy, how to get the most out of Facebook in particular, and make use of tools and techniques, saving councils time and effort.

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A Basic Introduction to Planning

Tue 18 Jun 2024 16:00 -18:00
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

Wed 19 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we explore what we actually mean by the term ‘young people’, what issues matter to different groups of younger people and how to effectively reach and engage them, both online and offline

Canva Part 1 - Getting Started

Thu 20 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session is for people who have never used Canva before. We will go through the basics and show you how to get the most out of the free version. Our goal is to get you started with Canva and to help your Council to communicate better.

Canva Design Basics

Thu 20 Jun 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

Learn how to set up Canva and see how the functionality works.  Watch how to learn how to create engaging designs including posters for noticeboards.

Freedom of Information for local councils: obligations, procedures and exemptions

Mon 24 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This course looks at what requirements and obligations local councils have when it comes to Freedom of Information.

Data protection for councils part 3: data subjects rights and information security

Mon 24 Jun 2024 13:00 -15:00
£32.00

This data protection session considers how to deal with data subject rights requests, including Subject Access Requests.

Social media part 2: advanced social media strategies and tactics for local councils

Tue 25 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we  explore how to get the most from each of the key social media platforms and how to ensure your social media content is delivering on your council’s communications objectives.

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A Basic Introduction to Planning

Tue 25 Jun 2024 18:30 -20:30
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

Dealing with difficult people and conversations in our local councils

Wed 26 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we explore practical techniques to manage difficult conversations and situations in a council environment.

Canva Part 2 - Advanced

Thu 27 Jun 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session is for experienced Canva users.

During the session we will focus on the advanced features of Canva, showing you how your Council can get more out of this online graphic design tool.

Data Protection for councils Part 1: Foundations & theory

Mon 1 Jul 2024 13:00 -15:00
Zoom
£32.00

In an ever-evolving legislative landscape, it is vital that councils ensure they have the most up-to-date understanding of their data protection obligations.

Canva Part 1 - Getting Started

Tue 2 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session is for people who have never used Canva before. We will go through the basics and show you how to get the most out of the free version. Our goal is to get you started with Canva and to help your Council to communicate better.

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A Basic Introduction to Planning

Tue 2 Jul 2024 10:00 -12:00
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126)

Tue 2 Jul 2024 10:00 -11:40
Zoom
£30.00

For clerks, finance staff and councillors from councils that are not VAT registered, but reclaim VAT using Form VAT126.

Communicating with your community part 1: creating a communications strategy

Wed 3 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Learn how to create a public communications strategy that supports the delivery of your council’s priorities, aims and objectives.

Data Protection for councils part 2: accountability and lawfulness

Mon 8 Jul 2024 13:00 -15:00
Zoom
£32.00

This session deep dives into how councils are required to demonstrate accountability with UK GDPR.

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A Basic Introduction to Planning

Mon 8 Jul 2024 18:30 -20:30
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

Canva Part 2 - Advanced

Tue 9 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session is for experienced Canva users.

During the session we will focus on the advanced features of Canva, showing you how your Council can get more out of this online graphic design tool.

Communicating with your community part 2: engaging with your community

Wed 10 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Discover the tools, strategies and techniques needed to better promote your own messages but also to better respond to the voices within your local community.

Dealing with difficult people and conversations in our local councils

Thu 11 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we explore practical techniques to manage difficult conversations and situations in a council environment.

Mailchimp newsletter campaigns

Thu 11 Jul 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

Learn how to set up Mailchimp and create engaging templates to send parishioners e-newsletters.

Social media part 1: getting started with social media for local councils

Fri 12 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Explore how to create a social media strategy, how to get the most out of Facebook in particular, and make use of tools and techniques, saving councils time and effort.

Data protection for councils part 3: data subjects rights and information security

Mon 15 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
£32.00

This data protection session considers how to deal with data subject rights requests, including Subject Access Requests.

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A Basic Introduction to Planning

Tue 16 Jul 2024 10:00 -12:00
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

Crisis communications for local councils

Wed 17 Jul 2024 13:00 -15:00
Zoom
£32.00

This session takes participants through the detail of preparing for a crisis no matter what form it may take, passing on expert tips and guidance on being as prepared as you can be should the worst happen.

How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

Thu 18 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we explore what we actually mean by the term ‘young people’, what issues matter to different groups of younger people and how to effectively reach and engage them, both online and offline

Social media part 2: advanced social media strategies and tactics for local councils

Fri 19 Jul 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we  explore how to get the most from each of the key social media platforms and how to ensure your social media content is delivering on your council’s communications objectives.

Planning Training Image

A Basic Introduction to Planning

Tue 23 Jul 2024 10:00 -12:00
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

Freedom of Information for local councils: obligations, procedures and exemptions

Mon 29 Jul 2024 13:00 -15:00
Zoom
£32.00

This course looks at what requirements and obligations local councils have when it comes to Freedom of Information.

Data Protection for councils Part 1: Foundations & theory

Mon 5 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In an ever-evolving legislative landscape, it is vital that councils ensure they have the most up-to-date understanding of their data protection obligations.

Communicating with your community part 1: creating a communications strategy

Tue 6 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Learn how to create a public communications strategy that supports the delivery of your council’s priorities, aims and objectives.

Dealing with difficult people and conversations in our local councils

Wed 7 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we explore practical techniques to manage difficult conversations and situations in a council environment.

Social media part 1: getting started with social media for local councils

Thu 8 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Explore how to create a social media strategy, how to get the most out of Facebook in particular, and make use of tools and techniques, saving councils time and effort.

Data Protection for councils part 2: accountability and lawfulness

Mon 12 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session deep dives into how councils are required to demonstrate accountability with UK GDPR.

Communicating with your community part 2: engaging with your community

Tue 13 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Discover the tools, strategies and techniques needed to better promote your own messages but also to better respond to the voices within your local community.

Canva Part 1 - Getting Started

Thu 15 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session is for people who have never used Canva before. We will go through the basics and show you how to get the most out of the free version. Our goal is to get you started with Canva and to help your Council to communicate better.

How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

Tue 27 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

In this session we explore what we actually mean by the term ‘young people’, what issues matter to different groups of younger people and how to effectively reach and engage them, both online and offline

Canva Part 2 - Advanced

Thu 29 Aug 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

This session is for experienced Canva users.

During the session we will focus on the advanced features of Canva, showing you how your Council can get more out of this online graphic design tool.

Canva Design Basics

Thu 5 Sep 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

Learn how to set up Canva and see how the functionality works.  Watch how to learn how to create engaging designs including posters for noticeboards.

How councils can recruit a more diverse pool of local councillors

Wed 11 Sep 2024 9:30 -11:30
Zoom
£32.00

Learn effective ways to raise awareness and interest in the work of the council, in order to better promote and demystify the role of a councillor.

Time Management and Organisation

Time Management and Organisation

Thu 12 Sep 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

Learn how to create a calendar checklist for a 'year in the life' of your parish council so that important tasks and timescales are always met.  An introduction to time blocking and prioritisation of workload.

"Genuinely one of the most beneficial training sessions I have taken part in for ages! I have started using the suggested online tools and feel more organised already! Would really recommend this session to any busy Clerk looking to make the best use of their time"

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A Basic Introduction to Planning

Wed 18 Sep 2024 18:30 -20:30
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

Trello

Thu 19 Sep 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

Learn how Trello works and how it can be used to manage daily tasks and keep track of projects.

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A Basic Introduction to Planning

Mon 23 Sep 2024 16:00 -18:00
Zoom
£30.00

Ideal for new councillors taking up their roles after the May 2024 election or for returning councillors wanting a refresher course. This course may benefit new to role clerks and members of their team where they have one.

Minute taking

Minute taking

Thu 26 Sep 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

A session on top tips (including what must be minuted for audit purposes).

Google Suite training

Google Suite training

Thu 3 Oct 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

Learn how to organise your Gmail inbox, including creating contact lists, setting up an email signature and using the holiday responder.  Demonstrations include Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Google Keep.  If there is a need Google Docs and Google sheets can be covered (the basics)

Mailchimp newsletter campaigns

Thu 10 Oct 2024 10:00 -11:00
Online
£30.00

Learn how to set up Mailchimp and create engaging templates to send parishioners e-newsletters.

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Contact

Telephone: 01305 224460

Member Advice: advice@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

Member Training: training@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

General Enquiries: info@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm

 

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