Bring Your Own Chair
Date - 14/11/17 - Time: 7-9pm - Location: Dorset Youth Association, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL - Price: £45

This course has been designed around both the chairman and clerk of a local council. During the evening you will both gain a better understanding of what is involved in the respective roles and how you can work together to ensure your council is run efficiently.

This is the third of three courses this year for the role of chairman. We are also offering ‘Role of the Chairman’ in April and ‘Practical Chairing Skills’ in May. Booking two or more courses at the same time significantly reduces the cost, please see details below.


Who should attend

This course is for the parish or town council chairman and clerk or for chairmen and their clerks who have not attended training for some time.


Course content
Topics covered will include the roles and responsibilities of both the chairman and the clerk, how to deal with the agenda, members absence, correspondence and meetings and the local government acts governing how the council is run. Any recent changes to legislation will also be covered.

The session involves a number of different scenarios for you to work through, covering situations you may encounter. There is also the opportunity to discuss your issues and to ask questions.

Date and venue

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Dorset Youth Association (DYA), Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL (venue changed from the venue originally advertised)


Start time and duration





£45.00 for two delegates (the chairman and the clerk) to include coffee/tea, copies of PowerPoint slides, relevant hand outs and attendance certificate. This will contribute towards the DAPTC Star Awards for Councillor Development 2017/18 certificate for your council, provided the qualifying criteria is met.

There are significant cost reductions if booking two or more chairman courses at the same time:

£65 if booking this course and ‘Role of the Chairman’ (total saving of £15)

£65 if booking this course and ‘Practical Chairing Skills’ (total saving of £15)

£90 if booking this course, ‘Role of the Chairman’ and ‘Practical Chairing Skills’ (total saving £25)

Please book each individual course at the same time to take advantage of this offer. If bookings are not made on the same day, each course attended will be invoiced at the full cost of the individual course.


Course objectives

By the end of the course the chairman and clerk will have gained a better understand of the respective roles, be up to date with council procedures and changes to recent legislation and be working together to ensure your council is running efficiently.


How to book (please ensure bookings are made via the clerk)

Booking is easy and safe. Upon completing the booking form below, the clerk will receive an immediate automated booking confirmation, along with the delegate (the email address must be entered in the delegate address for joining instructions to be sent to).


Places available

Total of 16 places, being 8 chairman and 8 clerks (a booking for the chairman and the clerk of the same council is one booking, even if made on separate booking forms)


Joining Instructions

The delegate and clerk will receive an emailed course confirmation from DAPTC, including directions to the venue and other course details approximately one week before the course date. If this is not received, please contact us as it may indicate we have not received the booking.


Terms and conditions


Unless a cancellation is made at least two working days prior to the date of the course, your council will still be invoiced and the full course fee will still be available.



Your council will be invoiced after the course; please do not forward payment in advance.

If booking more than one chairman course at the same time to take advantage of the reduced cost, your council will be invoiced after this course.


Book your place

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Your Information

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Delegate Information

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