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Business Planning and Developing Policies

This course responds to the increasing pressure for councils to plan (and be seen to plan) their activities. The options available to councils will be explored, from simple annual action plans with a budgetary correlation through to comprehensive business plans based on robust community engagement and financial planning.

Our trainers understand the diversity of councils and the realities and challenges you face on the ground. They will work with you to ensure you:

  • Understand the main types of plans used by councils
  • Distinguish action and business plans from neighbourhood and parish plans
  • Understand the pros and cons of different plans
  • Establish the best option for your council
  • Can define the scope and structure of a plan
  • Can manage the creation and review of a plan
  • Know what makes a plan suitable under the Local Council Award Scheme
  • Can assess whether taking planning to the next level would add value

Course Fees

£25 +VAT per person

Training Dates

Dates to be published soon.