2024 Training Programme

We run online Training courses via Zoom throughout the year. Please follow the module links for further details and to book your place.

If the course you want is full, please email adsotraining@emcouncils.gov.uk to express interest and to be added to the waiting list. Thank you.

 


May to September courses

These courses are now open for booking. Please follow the module links to find out more and book your place:

Just a Minute – Course full

Workshop One: Thursday 16th May 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Thursday 23rd May 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

ADSO – Just a Minute (emcouncils.gov.uk)

Meetings Procedures – Course full

Workshop One: Wednesday 19th June 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Wednesday 26th June 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

ADSO – Meetings Procedures (emcouncils.gov.uk)

Overview & Scrutiny – Course full

Workshop One: Monday 24th June 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Thursday 27th June 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

ADSO – Overview and Scrutiny (emcouncils.gov.uk)

Law and Practice of Local Government – Course full

Workshop One: Tuesday 2nd  July 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Tuesday 9th July 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

ADSO – Law and Practice of Local Government (emcouncils.gov.uk)

Becoming a DSO – an introduction Course full

Thursday 11th July 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

ADSO – Becoming a Democratic Services Officer – An Introduction (emcouncils.gov.uk)

Becoming a Monitoring Officer / Deputy Monitoring Officer – Course full

Thursday 18th July 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

ADSO – Becoming a Monitoring Officer/Deputy Monitoring Officer (emcouncils.gov.uk)

Becoming a DSO – an introduction

Thursday 19th September 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

ADSO – Becoming a Democratic Services Officer – An Introduction (emcouncils.gov.uk)

Introduction to Health Service Governance Course full

Workshop One:  Monday 16th September 2024, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Workshop Two:  Monday 23rd September 2024, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

ADSO – Introduction to Health Service Governance (emcouncils.gov.uk)


October to December courses

Bookings for these courses open on 1st August 2024.

Council and its Governance

Workshop One: Wednesday 2nd October 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Wednesday 9th October 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Just a Minute

Workshop One: Thursday 7th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Thursday 14th November 2024. 9.30am to 12.30pm

Working in a Political Environment

Workshop One: Tuesday 12th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Tuesday 19th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice

Workshop One: Wednesday 13th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Wednesday 20th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Overview & Scrutiny

Workshop One: Wednesday 20th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Wednesday 27th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Meetings Procedures

Workshop One: Thursday 28th November 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Thursday 5th December 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Law and Practice

Workshop One: Wednesday 4th December 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshop Two: Wednesday 11th December 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Becoming a DSO – an introduction

Tuesday 10th December 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

 

Terms and conditions for Training courses


Other ADSO courses

ADSO offers a programme of courses for Democratic Service Officers throughout the year. Please email East Midlands Councils if you are interested in attending any of these in the future. These could also be delivered as in-house sessions.

Course outlines

Becoming a DSO – an introduction

ADSO Course outline – Becoming a DSO – an introduction

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Council and its Governance Arrangements

ADSO Course outline – Council and its Governance Arrangements

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Ethics and Standards

ADSO Course outline – Ethics and Standards

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Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice

ADSO Course outline – Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice

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Just a Minute 

ADSO Course outline – Just a Minute

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Law and Practice of Local Government

ADSO Course outline – Law and Practice of Local Government

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Meetings Procedures

ADSO Course outline – Meetings Procedures

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Overview and Scrutiny

ADSO Course outline – Overview and Scrutiny

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Working in a Political Environment

ADSO Course outline – Working in a Political Environment

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Bespoke courses
If any region or Authority can secure enough delegates to run a course (usually this is around 15 delegates), we would be happy to set up a bespoke or in-house course. Please contact East Midlands Councils for more information.


Questions?

ADSO Training FAQs

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