Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Chairman's Training

COURSE TUTOR: Jake Atkinson

The course is ideal for existing chairmen who would like to access support to perform this often difficult role confidently and effectively. It is also suitable for committee chairmen and to councillors who are considering whether to put themselves forward for this role in the future.

This session is not a "chairing skills" course (we intend to introduce such a course in the future) but rather is intended to focus on the unique statutory functions and procedural role that local council chairmen discharge. Previous experience as a chairman in other sectors does not replace the need to attend this training.

The course focuses on:

  • The leadership role of the Chairman
  • The legal powers and duties of the Chairman
  • Public relations – civic duties
  • Managing council meetings
  • Being a good Employer
  • Public participation


£45 per delegate (member rate)

£115 per delegate (non-member rate)


Wednesday 12th January 2022, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (ONLINE)

Thursday 3rd March 2022, 10.00am - 1.00pm (JUBILEE HALL)

Thursday 5th May 2022, 1.00pm - 4.00pm (ONLINE)

Wednesday 6th July 2022, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (JUBILEE HALL)

Monday 12th September 2022, 10.00am - 1.00pm (ONLINE)

Thursday 10th November 2022, 1.00pm - 4.00pm (ONLINE)

VENUE: As specified above although face to face training at Jubilee Hall will be subject to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Last updated: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:57