Council Modernisation Training Day

  • Council Modernisation Training

In collaboration with the Readiness Company, Cloudy Group held their first Council Modernisation Training Day. The training day took place in two locations, Buckinghamshire ALC, Green Park Training & Conference Centre and Woughton Community Council Offices, Milton Keynes. 


We had a great day talking passionately about the Modern Workplace and the Council Clerks and councillors who attended really enjoyed it too. Our training day helped councils who aren’t currently using Microsoft 365 see the benefit in switching over to the service, and Councils who are already using Microsoft 365 gained a greater understanding of the services available to them through the subscriptions they already pay for.

We included key information and talked about the benefits that The Microsoft 365 Modern Work place can bring, including;


  • Communication & collaboration
  • Document management
  • Data Security
  • Microsoft applications
  • Microsoft Planner – Improve productivity and communication
  • Microsoft Bookings – Facilities and services booking solution
  • Microsoft Forms – Collect and read data for making better decisions
  • Microsoft Power Apps – Create applications from a mobile phone to help with day to day services
  • Website management & Hosting – Demonstrating benefits of our easy to use platform designed for councils

Many of the Clerks were impressed with how they could Save Time working collaboratively using SharePoint to centralise the documents they work on together. We also talked about how bookings for village halls can now be an automated process, how they will save Money (by going paperless) and Remain Compliant with GDPR Standards (using Azure Information Protection). The training day also helped to give clerks an idea of how we can tailor their Microsoft 365 experience to suit the needs of their council. They were also impressed at how they can protect their data at a click of a button using Asure Information Protection. Using Microsoft planner will also useful for Clerks to assign tasks for staff and councillors.

Carole Burselm from Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Association of Local Councils said,

Thanks for a brilliant course on Friday, we had some very positive and great comments from attendees and will be looking to run more soon.

Here is what one of the Council’s had to say:

“Timely and very relevant – one of the most useful training events I’ve attended. Forward thinking.”

Who are The Readiness Company?

The Readiness Company (TRC) are an authorised Microsoft Learning Partner, and have worked with Microsoft delivering training on their behalf for over 18 years. They are one of Microsoft’s preferred partners and are recommended by the Microsoft Concierge Service. Their accredited Consultants deliver Learning and Development and Digital Skills programmes to support your business outcomes and the development of your people.

Cloudy recently helped Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council with their digital transformation, migrating them to Microsoft Office 365 and implementing several of the above services. Click here for more information on their experience of moving to office 365 with Cloudy Group.

If you want more information visit this link or call David Hall on 01280 814684.

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