Course Details

The calendar below shows all the courses that have been arranged for the next few months – there is a download option so you can get your own PDF copy if you wish.  Our aim is to keep it updated on a month-by-month basis so you’ll always be able to see the courses that are available.

Click the course name for details of the course, the venue name to be taken to information relating to that specific venue, and ‘Book now’ to access the course booking form.

We have previously been asked to look to provide courses that address skills such as communications and people management and as a result have formed a partnership with Breckland Training Services (BTS).  Working with our colleagues at BTS, we have devised three training pathways for AEA members to address these training needs along with the core business of running electoral services.

Development Pathway for New/Inexperienced Electoral Administrators

This programme of courses is designed for those new to electoral services and local government. It aims to provide a good overview that enables delegates to understand the primary elements relating to electoral processes as well as helping them develop key skills for the workplace.

Leadership Development Pathway for Aspiring Electoral Services Managers

We recognise the importance of providing those who become technically competent in the delivery of electoral services the opportunity to take the next step in their career. Given the turnover of Electoral Services staff, it is important that they understand and can interpret the detailed legislation that leads to key decisions being made and how to manage individuals, relationships and teams.

Leadership Development Pathway for Aspiring Local Government Senior Managers

In the current local government landscape, we know many Electoral Services Managers are asked to take on additional responsibilities and we also understand that many have ambitions at working at a senior level. This pathway supports delegates to develop as leaders and understand the wider functions of their Council, its services and the pressures being faced in the sector.

Details on each pathway can be found here and course dates and booking arrangements are on the current page.  If you would like any further information on the new Training Pathways or any of the courses contained in the pathways please email training@aea-elections.co.uk.

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Detailed information will be published here as it becomes available; those for which we already have full details are included in the (alphabetical) list below, in each item of which is a link to those details, including flyers and booking forms, which are also available via the calendar.

It is worth mentioning that, as course fees include VAT at 20%, local authority budgets would only bear the nett cost, and central government funded elections and referendums (via the Cabinet Office) include provision to cover costs of “relevant training”.

Booking forms are available via the links underneath the dates and venues (and in the calendar above).

Non-members wishing to join the Association (£47.50 plus VAT) may complete and submit the online application form available via this page.

If delegates from the same Authority wish to attend the same course but on different dates/at different venues please indicate clearly on the booking form.

If you have any questions about any of the courses, please use the Training Enquiry Form.


Course booking terms and conditions

If you cannot attend, a substitute from your local authority may attend in your place, otherwise the following cancellation charges apply:

  • Less than two weeks before the event 100%.
  • Less than four weeks before the event 60%
  • More than four weeks before the event £20.

If for any reason within the control of the AEA, a course is cancelled a full refund or credit will be made.


Training Courses

Employment and Information Governance – Essentials

Introduction to Electoral Services

Key Considerations for Electoral Registration Officers and their Deputies

Management Modules

Parish Matters

Train the Trainer

 


Employment and Information Governance – Essentials

A one-day course that concentrates on the duties and responsibilities when employing staff and handling electoral data and information. The course will consider the impact these duties have on the electoral services team and good practice solutions.

16 October 2018 – Camden – The Crowndale Centre

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Introduction to Electoral Services

To provide an overview of the work of Electoral Services teams including both elections and electoral registration.

11 December 2018 – Camden – The Crowndale Centre

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Key Considerations for Electoral Registration Officers and their Deputies

It also covers key processes to maintain the electoral register: HEF and ITR canvassing, hearings and appeals, prosecutions for non-responders; information governance and data sharing; absent voting applications, encouraging participation, using social media for target audiences and effective communications

10 September 2018 – York

13 September 2018 – Camden – The Crowndale Centre

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Management Modules

The courses will be delivered by AEA accredited trainers (who also have experience as members of the Examining Board) using presentational material, reference to the detailed course notes and group discussions. Numbers will be limited to small groups to ensure attendees’ areas of interest are fully covered.  Attendees will be provided with course notes on arrival at the course.

Electoral Law

19 September 2018 – Preston

Electoral Arrangements

5 September 2018 – Preston

Management and Finance

28 September 2018 – Preston

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Parish Matters

This one-day course will be wide ranging, covering topics such as parish electoral arrangements, councillors qualifications, the differences between parish council and other elections, parish council casual vacancies, parish meetings and parish polls.

23 October – Camden – The Crowndale Centre

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Train the Trainer

A full day session

On this workshop you will learn the essential skills and techniques required to work as an inspirational trainer.

Whether you’re training staff within your organisation or residents, volunteers or councillors, this workshop will cover the essential skill areas, using a highly interactive and practical approach.

By the end of the full day session you will be able to;

·         Meet people’s learning needs and expectations

·         Make learning and development engaging and memorable

·         Handle questions and interruptions

·         Understand group dynamics

·         Recognise learning styles

·         Design training / lesson plans

11 September 2018 – Camden – The Crowndale Centre

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Residential Courses

Residential courses provide an excellent opportunity to network with other administrators and share views, ideas and experiences