NAC Training

The NAC offers bespoke Councillor training to every tier of Local Authorities. Over the past few years the NAC has developed an exciting and innovative training programme aimed at new and existing Councillors. Training modules include:

Roles and Responsibilities

Introduction to the Council as an Employer and the Equality Act 2010.

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Councillors
  • Role and Responsibilities of Clerk
  • Code of Conduct
  • Members Protocol
  • The Nolan Principles

Equality and Diversity

  • Introduction to Equality and Diversity and the Equality Act 2010
  • The Public Sector Equality Duty
  • The Protected Characteristics
  • Different types of Discrimination including – direct and indirect, bullying and harassment
  • Language and Behaviour that affects Equality
  • How can your Council promote Equality an Diversity
  • The Equality Act and Employment Law

Effective Meetings and Decision Making

Recording of meetings under the Local Government Act.

  • Council’s decisions and how they are made (whose responsibility?)
  • Role of Chairman at meetings
  • Role of Clerk at meetings
  • Role of Councillors at meetings

Strategic Planning and Partnership Working

Working in Partnership with others.

  • The Role of Council
  • Strategic Planning – why and how
  • Policy decision making
  • Setting goals and aims and objectives of Council
  • Reporting and Accountability

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • What is GDPR
  • Why does it matter
  • How it effects your Council – and Councillors
  • Data Protection Principles

Problem solving and conflict resolution

Addressing conflict and identifying mechanisms for resolving conflict.

  • Identifying what problems might arise in the workplace between
    • Members and Staff including the Clerk
    • Clerk and other staff
    • Staff and staff
  • Identifying mechanisms for resolving problems
  • Understanding of when problems become conflict
  • Identifying and understanding what causes conflict

Social Media

The Do’s and Don’ts of Councillors use of Social Media

Each programme is tailored to the needs of the individual Council and delivered at a time and place that is best suited to its Councillors.

One Councillor told us: “We have had many different training providers over the years, but I can honestly say that the NAC training has been the best.  The trainers listen to the needs of the Councillors, training is delivered in a practical and participative way and the trainers, as well as making it challenging, makes it enjoyable, encouraging all Councillors to question, share their knowledge and participate in a non-threatening atmosphere.”

For further information and to discuss the training needs of your Council please contact Brian Nelson, National Secretary

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