Councillors too busy for training?

TRA has been delivering training on planning for Councillors for many years and we understand that squeezing in training can be difficult for Councillors because of all the other demands on their time. That is why we now offer short training sessions (3 hours) based on our two most popular one-day workshops for delivery exclusively on an in-house basis. These can be delivered in a morning, afternoon or evening to suit an authority’s particular requirements.

One authority that recently commissioned TRA on this basis was Uttlesford District Council.  They ran a short Briefing on Planning.

Based on the full day workshop of the same name this session covers the basic policy and procedural aspects of the UK planning system. It gives an introduction and overview for the benefit of any Councillors involved/interested in the topic, with a particular focus on development management.  

The session was delivered by TRA Councillor Presenter, Peter Lerner, and attendee feedback was very encouraging:

  • Extremely informative. Highlighted challenges in making planning decisions with valuable examples. Cllr Patrick Lavelle
  • Detailed and informative.  Cllr Louise Pepper
  • Exceeded expectations. Cllr Geoff Driscoll
  • Excellent, very useful and interesting. Cllr Michael Tayler

So if your members have any particular training requirements, but time is a critical factor, there is always the option of delivering shorter training sessions. 

You can see more details on the above workshop and other short sessions for Councillors on specific aspects of planning on our website.

For more information, or to discuss organising in-house training, please feel free to contact Angela Holmes directly.   

Please note that the price we quote is ‘all-in’ so include all of our fees, Presenter’s expenses and pre-course/course material meaning there are no hidden charges and the price that you see at the quotation stage is the price you will pay at the invoicing stage.