This programme has been specially written for Councillors and Officers who will be chairing meetings online using platforms such as MS Teams, Google Meet or Zoom.
Online Training: Practical Project Management
Online Training: Understanding Strategic Thinking
Online Training: Managing Homeworking Performance
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Every elected councillor is responsible for ensuring that their council has effective financial governance, yet local government finance is viewed by many as difficult to get to grips with. These online training sessions are designed to provide elected councillors with a thorough grounding in the key elements of local government finance and funding.
The aim of the session is for delegates to develop confidence and skills in their writing skills and to make the whole process easier and quicker.
Online Training: Developing Political Awareness & Sensitivity: the key to working effectively with Members
This online session is a chance for those new to working in a Political environment with members to understand the respective roles and the skills needed. It is also a chance for more experienced officers to reflect on their experiences and add to their toolkit of approaches and skills.
Book Club: A member only, friendly discussion of Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing by John Boughton
This webinar seeks to clarify what we mean when we say project and demonstrate how a practical approach can be beneficial. And introduces the nine essential parts of any project not just for work but in other aspects of your life as well.
This programme has been developed for Councillors who want to develop their questioning skills, particularly relating to scrutiny.
These online participative workshops are ideal for managers or specialists who have a strategic role or who are looking to develop a better understanding and skills in the area of longer term planning and strategy.
This is a highly interactive session that has been developed for Councillors and Officers who want to improve their ability to store and retain information.
This is an essential course for Members who need to be able to read and summarise information from written text faster and more effectively. The seminar focuses on the different types of reading styles and encourages better retention of written material through the use of specific techniques.