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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 three hour 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


£40 per delegate (member rate)

£115 per delegate (non-member rate)


Wednesday 15th January 2020

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Monday 2nd March 2020

10.00am – 1.00pm

Monday 1st June 2020 (ZOOM)

1.00pm – 3.15pm

Wednesday 8th July 2020 (ZOOM)

6.00pm – 8.15pm

Thursday 10th September 2020 (ZOOM)

10.00am – 12.15pm

Monday 19th October 2020 (ZOOM)

1.00pm – 3.15pm

Thursday 12th November 2020 (ZOOM)

10.00am – 12.15pm

VENUE: Jubilee Hall, Anstey unless specified otherwise

Last updated: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:12