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:

  • Wednesday 10 March 15:30-16:30 ‘Civic Support’Come into my Parlour! – demystifying the management of civic office – This will be led by Phil O’Brien who has 37 years experience in the field.  Sponsored by Link Support Services (UK) Ltd
    Click here to book
  • Wednesday 17 March 12:30-1.30 ‘Rules relating to the pre-election period’ presented by Mark Heath, one of the most experienced and respected Returning Officers in the country.  Mark will take you through the pre-election period rules for councils using practical examples to guide you through the election period.  Click here for more details and to book
  • May – Role of Combined/Themed Authorities and their relationship with constituent local authorities
  • July – Admission appeals

Webinar recordings and PowerPoints:

29 January 2021 – Councillor Code of Conduct with Paul Hoey

12 February 2021 – Councillor Code of Conduct with Paul Hoey:

Paul Hoey – Councillor Code of Conduct – PowerPoint

extension: pdf

Other suggested topics to be scheduled are:

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

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

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