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Training and Events directly from OALC

Our training courses are becoming increasingly popular and are often fully booked well in advance. 

Please complete your online booking as soon as you can. Telephone or email bookings will NOT be accepted.

Other Training Opportunities

Breakthrough Communications

A variety of courses including (but not limited to) Communications, Social media and Data protection.

£30 +VAT per course.

Parkinson Partnership

A wide range of finance training sessions including Audit, Year-end and VAT designed for local council clerks, officers and councillors.

£30 +VAT per course.

SLCC

Qualifications and webinars focussed on local council administration, including ILCA, FILCA & CILCA.

Prices vary. See SLCC website.

OALC Training and Events

SO YOU WANT TO BE A PARISH / TOWN COUNCILLOR?

Thinking about becoming a parish/town councillor? Join our online event to get insider tips and practical advice.


Date

Thursday 29th of February 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £0.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £0.00 + VAT

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PARKS, PLAY AREAS AND EQUIPMENT, SPORT & FITNESS AREAS - TRAINING DAY

The training day will be a practical hands on day. It will include sessions on:Play equipment, sufaces, equipment choices, funding and specification by StreetscapeRisk management, inspections, assets and the Asset Register also insurance by Gallagher Funding considerations by CCLAInspection regime9.30am - 3pm ...


Date

Wednesday 6th of March 2024

Location

Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, OX10 6LZ

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £110.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £220.00 + VAT

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CHAIRMANSHIP

We look at the principles of effective leadership, who has the vision and drive to manage a proactive vibrant council? A knowledge of the rules/law is assumed before taking this course. Examining managing meetings, key relationships, dealing with conflict, and steering the council into delivering services for their community.A full day from 9.30 am to 4.30pm....


Date

Thursday 14th of March 2024

Location

Great Western Park Community Centre, Gentian Mews, Didcot, OX11 6GR

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £110.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £220.00 + VAT

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A PARISH / TOWN COUNCILLOR?

Thinking about becoming a parish/town councillor? Join our online event to get insider tips and practical advice.


Date

Monday 11th of March 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £0.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £0.00 + VAT

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OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL DAY

This is an opportunity to hear from various Oxfordshire County Council officers and teams,


Date

Wednesday 20th of March 2024

Location

County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £0.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £0.00 + VAT

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MANAGING PROJECTS AND MAJOR WORK PROGRAMMES - NEW

Including strategic planning, prioritisation, capacity-building and writing basic business plans.


Date

Tuesday 26th of March 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £50.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £100.00 + VAT

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CEMETERY TRAINING - MEMORIAL SAFETY & INSPECTION WORKSHOP

Learn about the benefits of having a proper system for the management of memorials and how to undertake practical inspections.


Date

Wednesday 17th of April 2024

Location

Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £135.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £270.00 + VAT

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ESSENTIALS OF EMPLOYING PEOPLE

The session run by Chris Moses, OALC Employment Consultant, is aimed at Councillors and Clerks who want to avoid the numerous legal and practical pitfalls associated with being an Employer.  It will provide an overview of the essentials of getting it right when employing a Clerk or other members of staff.The course starts with recruitment and interviews, moves to induction and th...


Date

Monday 13th of May 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £30.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £60.00 + VAT

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TALKING TABLES TRAINING DAY - COUNCIL ASSETS (NEW!)

Our first 'Talking Tables' will focus on assets, with attendees learning about five topics of their choice throughout the day.


Date

Thursday 16th of May 2024

Location

Sutton Courtenay Village Hall, Hobbyhorse Lane, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon OX14 4BB

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £70.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £220.00 + VAT

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COUNCILLOR FUNDAMENTALS - ONLINE

An online training session run by Kim Bedford, experienced trainer. In this session we will set the scene of local government;-Roles and responsibilities concerning the five main components of the council - Council, Councillor, Chairman, Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) The importance of the law in meetings with an effective agenda and accurate minutesCo...


Date

Tuesday 11th of June 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £60.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £120.00 + VAT

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Parish and town councils play a vital role in representing the interests of the communities they serve and improving the quality of life for local people. This one-day course, aimed at newly elected councillors and also suitable for new clerks, will outline the roles and responsibilities of clerks and councillors so that they can work together effectively. It will also provide an introductio...


Date

Monday 17th of June 2024

Location

Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £110.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £220.00 + VAT

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CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

30 minute lunchtime session aimed at those who engage contractors, with the aim of improving health and safety and avoiding the pitfalls that may lead to accidents/


Date

Tuesday 2nd of July 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £15.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £30.00 + VAT

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PLANNING COMMUNITY EVENTS

It is never too early to start planning the successful delivery of council events and public activities. This two-hour training session covers all the essential elements for any Town or Parish Council to consider. It also provides essential Health & Safety tips and advice; plus the basics on risk assessments. This first part of the session presents essential guidance on how to ru...


Date

Wednesday 10th of July 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £50.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £100.00 + VAT

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WHAT IS A RISK ASSESSMENT?

This Risk Assessment training course is designed to help individuals comply with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 by providing guidance on how to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment in the workplace. Risk assessments are a legal requirement for all types of workplaces.This is a 'lunchtime' session of 30-45 minutes....


Date

Monday 15th of July 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £20.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £40.00 + VAT

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CYBER SECURITY AND AWARENESS FOR PARISH AND TOWN COUNCILS

This training provides a basic understanding of cyber threats and how to reduce the risk of your council becoming a target. This is a one hour 'lunchtime' session. ...


Date

Monday 5th of August 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £25.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £50.00 + VAT

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RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

This 90 minute session will give attendees a comprehensive review of both the practical and legal considerations for their Council in recruiting staff, and ensuring that they are able to retain recruits, including.Addressing issues of poor recruitment and understanding why some staff don’t stay.Understanding the role of Councilors in recruiting staff.Conducting a successful recr...


Date

Monday 16th of September 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £30.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £60.00 + VAT

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COUNCILLOR FUNDAMENTALS - ONLINE

An online training evening session run by Kim Bedford, experienced trainer. In this session we will set the scene of local government;-Roles and responsibilities concerning the five main components of the council - Council, Councillor, Chairman, Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) The importance of the law in meetings with an effective agenda and accurate minute...


Date

Wednesday 2nd of October 2024

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £60.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £120.00 + VAT

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Cancellation Policy

We require a minimum of 14 days' written notice for cancellations. Where the required notice is given no charge will be incurred by the council. However, where notice is less than 14 days the full cost of the place will be incurred. Additionally, non-attendance without cancellation notice will incur the full cost of the course booking.

If necessary, other delegates may attend in the place of the original attendee should they be unable to attend.

As the majority of our courses are online we recognise technical difficulties may occur. It is therefore vital that if you have a problem you make contact with us immediately at info@oalc.org.uk or by phone on 0751 9367709 or 0774 6943076. Failure to make contact at the time of the course will be treated as non-attendance without notice and your council will be charged the full cost of the course.

Late payment

OALC invoices should be paid within 28 days of the invoice date. We do understand that councils usually meet monthly so authorisation for payment may take longer than 28 days. However, if payment isn’t made within 3 months from the date of invoice a late payment fee of £20 (+VAT) will be additionally invoiced to the council.

We urge all clerks to bring this information to the attention of their councillors and staff