All our courses are offered as virtual training via zoom at the moment.  We may return to classroom based learning in the future should circumstances and demand allow.

We are now pleased to be able to offer the following on-line course via Zoom.  Click on one of the modules below for further details and to book: 

Structures and Functions: The anatomy of Local Government
Part 1 – Tuesday 5 July 2022, 09:30 – 12:00
Part 2 – Wednesday 13 July 2022, 13:30 – 16:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Council-and-its-Governance/76152

Law and Practice of Local Government
Part 1 – Thursday 15 September 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
Part 2 – Thursday 22 September 2022, 09:30 – 12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO-Course—Law-and-Practice-of-Local-Government-/79985

Just a Minute
Part 1 – Tuesday 27 September 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
Part 2 – Tuesday 4 October 2022, 09:30 – 12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Just-a-Minute-September-October-/80172

Becoming a DSO – an introduction
Part 1 – Wednesday 28 Sep 2022, 09:30 – 12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Becoming-a-DSO-%E2%80%93-an-introduction-ADSO-September/79913

Working in a Political Environment
Part 1 – Thursday 29 September 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
Part 2 – Wednesday 5 October 2022, 09:30 – 12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Working-in-a-Political-Environment/80049

ADSO – Meetings Procedures
Part 1 – 6 October 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
Part 2 – 11 October 2022, 09:30 – 12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/ADSO/ADSO—Meetings-Procedures/79923

Council and its Governance Arrangements
Part 1 – Wednesday 2 November 2022, 09:30-12:30
Part 2 – Wednesday 9 November 2022, 09:30 – 12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Council-and-its-Governance-Arrangements-ADSO-Course/76198

Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice
Part 1 – Tuesday 15 November 2022, 09:30-12:30
Part 2 -Tuesday 22 November 2022, 09:30-12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Introduction-to-Company-Secretarial-Practice/80066

Overview and Scrutiny
Part 1 – Wednesday 23 November 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
Part 2 – Wednesday 30 November 2022, 09:30 – 12:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Overview-and-Scrutiny-November/80173

Becoming a DSO – an introduction
Part 1 – Thursday 8 December 2022, 09:30

Click here for full details and to book:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Becoming-a-DSO-%E2%80%93-an-introduction-ADSO-December-session/79914

For a detailed copy of our terms and conditions click here

Other ADSO courses
ADSO offers a programme of courses for Democratic Service Officers, these include the below courses.  At present we do not have future dates set for these, please email Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk if you are interested to attend any of these in the future.  Alternatively, these could be delivered as in-house sessions (see below). 

Course outlines:
Structures and Functions 

ADSO Course outline – Structures and Functions

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The Council and its Governance Arrangements

ADSO Course outline – The Council and its Governance Arrangements

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Working in a Political Environment

ADSO Course outline – Working in a Political Environment

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Ethics and Standards

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

ADSO Training Frequently Asked Questions

ADSO Training FAQs

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