Parish Councils Conference Website Support Workshop Workshop Agenda

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Parish Councils Conference Website Support Workshop

Parish Councils Conference Website Support Workshop

Workshop Agenda Item Time Welcome & Introduction 5 mins Overview of current Website Support

Workshop Agenda Item Time Welcome & Introduction 5 mins Overview of current Website Support Service and Update 5 mins Group work: Understanding YOUR needs and support opportunities 30 mins Workshop summary & close 5 mins

Current Website Support Service The service we provide you includes: • Online Support –

Current Website Support Service The service we provide you includes: • Online Support – a comprehensive, online user manual. • Telephone Support – including technical support, information, advice and trouble shooting. • Training – training for site editors. • Annual Review – an assessment to support continued website improvement. • Development of the Parishes web sites – design and testing of new functionality. • A-Z of Services – maintenance of functionality. • Web hosting – externally hosted service. • Tools for Managing the site, including: - Content Management System – purpose-built solution for easy creation and management of content. - Control panel – Administrator tools for site management. • Private member area – for your internal council use only. • Unlimited archive – unlimited archive space for documents. • Web site compliance – site designed to meet web accessibility standards.

Update • Requirements of the Localism Act – Register of Members’ Interest.

Update • Requirements of the Localism Act – Register of Members’ Interest.

Understanding YOUR needs and support opportunities Group Work Aim: • To understand your needs

Understanding YOUR needs and support opportunities Group Work Aim: • To understand your needs and support opportunities • Explore the potential to develop an Online Support Tool to share and develop good practice. Group Work Discussion Questions: 1. What are your needs and opportunities? - What would help you manage your parish council site better? - What tasks do you feel you need support with? - How could an Online Support Tool help you in dealing with the results from your Annual Reviews? 2. What are things we MUST get right in supporting YOU? NB: It might help to think about what we absolutely must not get wrong. 3. How can we add value to the support we already provide? - How could an Online Support Tool complement existing support? 4. What features could be built into an Online Tool to support good practice? - Key features you might want to see? Eg: video ‘How-tos’ on good practice? Case Studies? • Please capture answers on flipchart paper. • Questions? Please capture any questions on the ‘Parish Queries and Concerns’ sheet provided your Event pack.