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
ADSO sponsored a successful Councillor Commission Roundtable event this week at Dudley Town House. Councillors and officers were present and the Commission had some very useful feedback on the role of the councillor and the support required to increase their effectiveness. Professor Colin Copus who chairs the Commission is keen to receive as many views as possible from individuals and local authorities. I attach their key lines of enquiry and encourage as many of you as possible to send in your views. The e mail address is email@example.com. If you do submit views, please say you are an ADSO member.
You will all have received this week details of forthcoming ADSO training courses. These are designed for both learners and democratic services officers who wish to update their skills and knowledge. They are all delivered by experienced practitioners and are very reasonably priced. Feedback from those attending is always excellent so please take a look and sign up to attend.
A reminder about the advertisement for the ADSO Director of Communications. I want to increase opportunities for ADSO members to play a role in the running of the association and am hoping we get a wide cross section of applications. This is a vital role and the successful person will be a key member of the ADSO Board.