ADSO represents staff working across all areas of democratic support in local authorities, joint authorities and employers’ organisations. With over 1000 members, we have grown from strength to strength and are now the nationally recognised professional body for the Democratic Services sector. We are committed to promoting excellence, promoting the sector and providing a comprehensive range of high quality learning and development opportunities at low cost
Chairman’s Weekly Message
Thankfully the referendum is done and dusted and I hope those who were involved are recovering from the long hours beforehand and most certainly a very long day on 23rd.
Arrangements for the conference on 24th & 25th November are going well. The theme is Spotlight on Governance; your role, your future; and the programme will include speakers and discussions on public sector reforms including devolution and the impact on Democratic Services. Bookings will open on Monday 4th July and, as usual, the Early Bird offer will run until 31st August. The cost include attendance on both days and the conference dinner. The draft programme is currently available under the Events tab.
We are hoping to have the awards ceremony at the conference too but we need you to send us your submissions for Team and DSO of the year. As I have said many times, it would be a great shame if we didn’t have the awards as they celebrate and showcase good practice and reward those who have gone that extra mile in terms of the services they provide. So get cracking and please don’t leave it to others. The deadline is 29th July so you still have plenty of time.
ADSO is now welcoming expressions of interest for its main association and sponsorship package. Click here to find out more.