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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Essential Skills for the 21st Century Councillor



Jul 20, 2018 1000 - 1600


Devon County Council, Exeter


The Annual Conference offers a  number of plenary sessions, some informative and practical workshops and the opportunity for  new and existing councillors from both principal and town and parish councils to network and share experiences whilst gaining essential skills and knowledge to support their wide-ranging roles. The Programme is not yet finalised so please let us have suggestions for additional sessions.

To book your place please download our application form.



Transforming through a period of Austerity:  Cllr Graham Carr Jones, Leader North Dorset Council

Leading in your Community: Panel discussion Chaired by Cllr Helen Holland, Bristol City Council

Be Resilient: Andrea Adey, Mindful Employer

Troubled Families: Gill Bawler, Somerset County Council  

Principal and Local Councils working in partnership: Jonathan Owen, Chief Executive NALC

Effective Communications: Mandy Pearse,  Head of Public and Partner Relations, Plymouth City Council

Cyber Security at home and Work:  (TBC)

GDPR Compliance and managing your casework:  (TBC) 

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training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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 “A worthwhile day and you learn much from other colleagues and realise you are not alone!

Excellent networking opportunity

Well worth attending

Member Organisations:  £55 for the full day including lunch 

Non-Member Organisations: £110 for the full day including lunch 

(All prices subject to VAT)


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