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Supporting councillors to serve our community councillor induction programme 2022

Dear Councillor

Congratulations on your success at the recent election and a warm welcome to all new and returning Councillors to Carmarthenshire County Council.

This induction programme marks the beginning of your journey and I want to reassure you that we are here to help you and guide you through the process. Over the next few months, we will work together to provide you with the training and support you need to undertake your role as County Councillors.

Those of you returning for another term may already be familiar with the induction programme and the training on offer, but I would encourage you to take up the opportunity to refresh and update your knowledge wherever you can.

75 of you have been elected to represent the 51 wards that make up Carmarthenshire and collectively you will make decisions that affect over 190,073 residents across its 939 square miles. During your term in office, we will work together to achieve the best for the residents of Carmarthenshire and to create stronger and more resilient communities.

As you look through this pack you will see that there is a lot for you to get through over the next few months, but this is a marathon and not a sprint. You have the resources, and the best workforce behind you, so feel reassured that you will be supported every step of the way. We have pulled together a comprehensive and tailored programme which will help you understand your role and its place within the functioning of Carmarthenshire County Council.

I wish you the very best and I look forward to getting to know you all over the coming months.

Wendy Walters

Chief Executive

Events Calendar

May 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drop in session

10am - 12 noon, 2pm - 4pm

All Members

12

13

Introduction and overview of how to use Zoom

All day

 

All Members

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16

Introduction and overview of Mod.gov

All day

 

All members

17

Code of Conduct, Ethics, Standards, Legal Duties and Responsibilities

10am-12 noon

 

All Members

18

Introduction to Carmarthenshire County Council & Launch of Induction Programme

10am-4pm

 

All Members

 

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Introduction and overview of Mod.gov

All day

 

All Members

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Constitutional Matters and Meeting Preparation

10am-12noon

 

All members

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Local Government Finance including budgetary and treasury management

9.30am-4.30pm

 

All Members

27

Members of the Planning Committee

9am-12.30pm

 

Panel Members

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June 2022

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Members of the Standards Committee

10am-12 noon

Panel Members

Session with External Regulators

2pm-4.30pm

 

All Members

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9

Scrutiny in Carmarthenshire

10am-12noon

All Members

10

Climate Change, mitigation, and de carbonisation

2pm-5pm

 

All Members

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Planning for non-planning members

9am-12noon

 

All Members

16

Equalities and Diversity

10am-12noon

 

All Members

17

Cabinet Member Scrutiny Training

10am-11.30am

 

All Members

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Members of the Licensing Committee

9.30am-4.30pm

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Panel Members

22

Appeals Committee

2pm-4pm

 

Panel Members

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Cabinet Media Training

 

Cabinet Members

28

 

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Appointments and interview skills

10am-12noon

 

Panel Members

 

   

 

July 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 

 

   

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Carbon Literacy for Elected Members

9am-4.30pm

*15 Members per session

 

All Members

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Members of the Governance & Audit Committee

2pm-4.30pm

 

Panel Members

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Corporate Parenting, Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

1.30pm-4.45pm

 

All Members

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Carbon Literacy for Elected Members

9am-4.30pm

*15 Members per session

 

All Members

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Personal safety and self-care, stress management, personal resilience, work-life balance. Bullying and harassment, online abuse.

2pm-4:30pm

 

All Members

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22

Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence

10am-12noon

 

All Members

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September 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 

 

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Introduction to Marketing and Media

All Members

 

 

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Council Performance Management Framework

10am-12noon

 

All Members

13

 

 

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Emergency Planning

3pm-4pm

 

All Members

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Dyfed Pension Fund Committee

10am-12noon

 

Panel Members

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Welsh Language: Opportunities & Responsibilities

10am-12noon

 

All Members

 

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30

Armed Forces

2pm-4pm

 

All Members

 

 

 

 

October 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Complaints Policy

2pm-4pm

 

All Members

4

Carbon Literacy for Elected Members

9am-4.30pm

*15 Members per session

 

All Members

5

Carbon Literacy for Elected Members

9am-4.30pm

*15 Members per session

 

All Members

6

Carbon Literacy for Elected Members

9am-4.30pm

*15 Members per session

 

All Members

7

Transform Innovate & Change

9.30am-12.30pm

 

 

All Members

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Council Owned Companies Llesiant Delta Wellbeing Limited and CWM Environmental

2pm-3.30pm

 

All Members

 

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