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Agendas are the key tool for a successful meeting and minutes are a requirement at all local council meetings. This interactive one day training course is designed for anyone who would like to acquire or improve their skills, knowledge and understanding of working effectively in meetings.
Why should you attend:
  • Recognise how best to prepare both agendas and minutes.
  • Consider the best style and variations in content for agendas.
  • Find out how to practice your skills of listening, note taking and writing.
  • Understand the formalities and legal duties of minute taking, logging and signing.

Who should attend?

  • New clerks
  • Deputies, committee managers and aspiring administration assistants.
  • Current clerks looking to refine their meeting skills or to acquire new techniques to further increase their effectiveness at meetings

Course outline:

  • What are agendas and minutes?
  • Good and bad examples.
  • How to lead a great meeting?
  • Exercises

"Excellent – went home ready to bring the council up to date and in line with legislation" Teresa Drew, Ermington Parish Council


0930 - 1630*
* This is a one day course. Exact timings will be confirmed when you receive your joining instructions.

About the trainers:

Like many Clerks, Yvonne Colverson fell into the profession after a varied career covering horticulture, customer service management, the care industry and time as a school bursar. Yvonne is currently Clerk to North Wingfield Parish Council in Derbyshire and now has 10 years’ experience in the sector.She acts as an Advisor within SLCC’s Advisory Service and also runs webinars to support students in achieving their ILCA qualification. 


Gwilym Rippon is a Town Clerk to Kington Town Council in Herefordshire, a clerk to 2 small Parish Councils in Shropshire Bettws y Crwyn and Newcastle and a clerk to a Community Council in Powys, Abermule (with) Llandyssil Community Council. Previously a Police Officer for 33 years he came into the sector by accident but now thoroughly enjoys the work. Gwilym is the only clerk that holds CiLCA England and Wales qualifications, has attended the University of Gloucestershire and has attained a Certificate of Higher Education in Community Engagement and Governance. He wears several hats of the society, those being. Trainer for Wales, Employment support Officer and Deputy Advisor for Wales. He has been elected by Powys Branch to sit on the NEC ( National Executive Council) for the SLCC. At the time of writing Gwilym is also a board member of the ILCM (Institute of Local Council Management) and is a member of the Institute. Gwilym is also a member of the IIMC (International Institute of Municipal Clerks) and attended his first internal conference in Brussels in June 2014.

Delegate Fees:

If your Clerk attends, subsequent bookings for the same course from members of the council may attend at the member rate.

There is not just value in your investment in attending the training course, but these are also great opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and make new contacts.

Book your next personal development opportunity now!

 Date  Course Code  Venue  Directions  Members  Non Members  Register
19th Apr 18
Agendas 0418 Mold Town Council, Head Office, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Earl Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1AB

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* Your registration will secure you a place on the course. Your booking will only then be confirmed and invoices issued approximately 3 weeks before the course date. It is advised you wait until this time before booking your travel arrangements. At a similar time you will also be sent a delegate list and joining instructions detailing the venue, parking, trainer and any other details relevant to the course.

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