This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

The session will provide an overview of the local media in Northamptonshire and some guidance intended to assist councillors to deal with the media effectively when carrying out their roles.

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

The session will give councillors an introduction to the Council’s role and responsibilities for safeguarding the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, how it acts as a corporate parent for Looked after Children, and the part that councillors play in these functions. It will also include a presentation on Northamptonshire Police’s Blue Butterfly scheme, which helps primary-age children deal with experiences of violence.

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members only.

The session is intended to provide councillors with core information about legal responsibilities and good practice relating to different aspects of their role, to assist individual councillors to work effectively and safely.

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

The session is intended to provide councillors with information and advice about different ways of dealing with the Council as an individual councillor in order to raise issues and pursue local matters. The session will provide factual information about relevant Council processes but also include experienced councillors’ perspectives on using them in practice.

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members only.

The session is intended to give councillors an overview of the Council’s democratic process and the particular functions of different bodies within it.

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members only

The session aims to familiarise councillors with the Council’s constitutional procedures relating to the operation of committee meetings and to enable them to consider some of the issues and challenges that can be involved in conducting meetings effectively. The session will provide factual information but also give new councillors an opportunity to hear from some experienced returning councillors about their practical experiences of meetings at the Council.

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

The session will provide councillors with an overview of the financial environment in which the Council operates and the process of developing and delivering the Medium Term Financial Plan.

This course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

This is a session that the Local Government Association is currently offering to all local authorities, which has been incorporated into the Council’s 2017 induction programme. The session aims to assist councillors to understand their role in supporting health and wellbeing, in the context of the transfer of public health powers to local government and the national drive to give greater emphasis to preventing ill-health as well as treating sickness.