ADSO has developed a webinar programme as part of our offer for our members.  These are all free but are kindly sponsored by suppliers within the sector.  The webinars will be held virtually using GoToWebinar.

Members need to register for the events beforehand and details for each event will come out approximately two weeks before the session itself.

Upcoming Events:

  • School Appeals
    There are two webinars on School Appeals with presenters Ann Coldicott, Democratic Services Manager, Essex County Council and Rachel Williamson, Democratic Services Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils:
    1.  30 September 2021 – School Appeals: The Basics
    2.  10 November 2021 – School Appeals: Best Practice 
    3.  8 December 2021 – The essential requirements for Hybrid Meetings (booking details to follow)
  • Role of Combined/Themed Authorities and their relationship with constituent local authorities – date to be confirmed

Other suggested topics to be scheduled are:

  • Scrutiny and virtual meetings
  • Member/officer relations in the virtual world
  • Member Induction

We will announce the dates as above as soon as possible. Should you have a suggested topic, please email

Webinar recordings, PowerPoints and Q&A responses:

To access the LLG Briefing on ‘Virtual Meetings Call for Evidence – The Future of Local Authority Meeting Provision’  held on 23rd June 2021 including a contribution from John Austin, please see below:

1. Councillor Code of Conduct with Paul Hoey:

29 January 2021:

12 February 2021:

Paul Hoey – Councillor Code of Conduct – PowerPoint

extension: pdf

2. Civic Support with Phil O’Brien:

Live recording starts at 30 seconds in as the first 30 seconds mistakenly recorded the pre-webinar practice session

10 March 2021:

Phil O’Brien – Civic Support – PowerPoint

extension: pdf

Q&A responses – Civic Support with Phil O’Brien 10.3.2021

3. Rules relating to the pre-election period with Mark Heath:

17 March 2021:

Mark Heath – Rules relating to the pre-election period – PowerPoint

extension: pdf

Mark Heath VWV Pre-election Notice Period Guidance March 2021

extension: docx

Mark Heath Webinar Q&A 17.3.2021

extension: pdf

4. School Appeals: The Basics with Ann Coldicott and Rachel Williamson

30 September 2021 recording:

Ann Coldicott – School Appeals: The Basics – PowerPoint

extension: pdf

Example Clerk’s Decision Template

extension: doc

Example Clerk’s Chairing Checklist Template

extension: docx

Example Chair’s Script

extension: docx

Example panel member invite

extension: docx

Example Governor Newsletter

extension: docx

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