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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

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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OALC AGM AND CHARTER LAUNCH - IN PERSON ATTENDANCE

In-person attendance at the OALC AGM


Date

Monday 15th of July 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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OALC AGM AND CHARTER LAUNCH - ONLINE ATTENDANCE

Online attendance at the OALC AGM


Date

Monday 15th of July 2024

Location

Online (MS Teams)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £0.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £0.00 + 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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APPRAISALS FOR PARISH AND TOWN COUNCIL STAFF

This session will cover the purpose of appraisals, overcoming staff worries, the appraisal form and preparation for an appraisal.


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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CILCA MENTORING

CiLCA mentoring - 4 training sessions for students working through the CiLCA qualification, in September, October, November and January.


Date

Tuesday 17th of September 2024

Location

In-person / online depending on preferences (first session in-person in Freeland)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £275.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £550.00 + VAT

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FREE NEW CLERK'S WORKSHOP

FREE New Clerks' Workshop for Clerks / RFOs / Deputy Clerks in post less than twelve months


Date

Monday 23rd of September 2024

Location

OALC Office, Wallingford Town Hall, Market Square, Wallingford OX10 0EG

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £0.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £110.00 + VAT

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ROUTINE INSPECTION OF PLAY AREAS

This is a one day course aimed at those who are responsible for the Routine (daily to weekly) inspections of play areas.SYLLABUSThe benefits of playInjuries occurring on playgroundsLegal responsibilitiesInspection techniques for basic equipment typesThe inspection procedures of their verifying employerThe Play Inspection Company will issue a Certificate of Training to a...


Date

Thursday 26th of September 2024

Location

Kennington Village Hall, Kennington Road, Kennington OX1 5PG

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £150.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £300.00 + 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 minutes Counc...


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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GOOD GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY: WHAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR WEBSITE?

A NEW training format, consisting of a video to watch at your convenience, followed by a one-hour lunchtime session (12:30 - 13:30). This training will cover:Legislation for town and parish councilsGoverning documentsRequirements and best practiceTransparency codesWebsite accessibility...


Date

Wednesday 9th of October 2024

Location

Video and online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

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

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PLANNING - HOW LOCAL COUNCILS FIT INTO THE PLANNING SYSTEM, EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO PLANNING APPLICATIONS

This half day training event for clerks and councillors has been specially designed for member councils who want to respond appropriately to planning applications which come before them.Phil Shaw from West Oxfordshire District Council will lead the training. He will give a general overview of how parish councils fit into the planning system and practical advice on how to respond to typical ...


Date

Monday 11th of November 2024

Location

Woodgreen Offices, West Oxfordshire District Council, Witney, OX28 1NB

Price per Delegate

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

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PARISH PROS (FOR EXPERIENCED COUNCILLORS)

A refresher course for town and parish councillors who have served for a number of years and to cover a range of topics as well as networking breaks with other councillors.


Date

Tuesday 3rd of December 2024

Location

Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, Abingdon OX13 6DA

Price per Delegate

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

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LEADING YOUR COUNCIL: FACILITATION AND COACHING SKILLS

This brand new course with experienced trainer and parish councillor, Alison Sercombe, will cover skills and techniques for leading your council.


Date

Thursday 9th of January 2025

Location

Beckley Village Hall, Woodperry Road, Oxford OX3 9UZ

Price per Delegate

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

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EFFECTIVE AGENDAS AND ACCURATE MINUTES

This training course will provide a concise overview of minuting issues and good practice pointers, including agendas and meeting procedures. Whilst it will be particularly beneficial to new clerks, all clerks and councillors are welcome to attend to brush up their knowledge and procedures.This session will run online from 10:00am - 12:00pm....


Date

Monday 27th of January 2025

Location

Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

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