Naturally some councils may organise an in-house briefing and awareness session post election. You can plug any gaps in your own plans by using some of the courses DAPTC we run. We use third parties for subject matter expertise in areas like council finance, communications, social media, GDPR and Freedom of Information. We also produce training course with our partners in different formats to suit your learning style and to fit with your busy schedules!
If individual councils wish to organise training for whole council in person or online, we have a number of formats that may suit and where we can discuss a bulk purchase discount to make the training even more cost effective:
E-learning: WATCH VIDEO
These courses are undertaken by the individual councillors in their own time. Clerks will need to register councillors for the module and they will be issued with a unique login. The modules take minimum 45 minutes up to 65 minutes and include a short/ simple assessment at the end to check understanding of the topic.
Bespoke Video Bite-sized Topics:
On request we can prepare bite-sized video recordings on specific topics which can be played ahead of a council meeting and that last between 15-30 minutes. We would provide you with a link or download of the video to play locally. Just email any requests to email@example.com
New Councillor Training
A packaged approach for maximum value for newly elected members, watch this short video to explain how it works. WATCH VIDEO
A variety of topics including one specifically on Standards in Public Life which covers Code of Conduct and Interests and Introduction to Local Councils which is ideal for newly elected councillors or as a refresher. WATCH VIDEO
Finance Training for Councillors
This provided by The Parkinson Partnership and are nationally run courses. You book direct at a discounted rate as you are members of DAPTC. They cover a range of topics for new councillors through to seasoned pros!