Councillor Events

PAS works with the LGA Leadership Academy to deliver a programme of Leadership Essentials planning courses for local authority councillors. Leadership Essentials Planning is a place where councillors can learn about the latest thinking in leadership and the challenges facing local government around planning. It provides a forum where attendees from across the political spectrum can meet and talk about common issues, hear from leading experts and take part in discussions and exercises, to challenge and develop thinking.


How To Run A Good Planning Committee


Warwick: Thursday 29th & Friday 30th October 2020

Warwick: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th March 2021

For Planning committee chairs and vice-chairs.

A council's planning committee is a very public window into a council's decision making processes. The outcomes from the committee are seen in the developments that are delivered through the decisions made. The aim of the planning committee must be for the public that engage in this complex and often controversial process to be satisfied with and clear about the decision making process, if not always the outcome.

Chairing a committee, and all the preparation and lead-in required for good decision making can be challenging. The course will focus on good quality decision making at planning committee and how a good planning committee is run. Attendees will be able to compare how their committee operates with other authorities and share ideas with other councillors.

The cost of the course £250 per person which includes all meals and an overnight stay. We will also be allowing delegates to attend the event remotely. To find out more or to book a place on this course please contact grace.collins@local.gov.uk 

 


A Planning Update


Warwick: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November 2020

For leading planning councillors

The planning system is key to how a place develops, changes and delivers the needs to the community. There are a raft of reforms to the present system already announced and proposed in the coming months. This course will increase understanding of the role of planning, the recent changes in the planning system and what the impact might be on yourself, colleagues and your officers. And importantly, what you might need to do back at your authority. 

You will be able to meet and discuss the issues and share ideas with other informed councillors.

A delegate from the last course reflected: "Good to meet one's peers and debate, exchange good practice, learn and return to the office invigorated knowing you will make a difference by impacting on matters".

 

The cost of the course £250 per person which includes all meals and an overnight stay. We will also be allowing delegates to attend the event remotely. To find out more or to book a place on this course please contact grace.collins@local.gov.uk