Sep
19
Tue
ADSO training course – Steps to management 3 (London) @ London
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at new managers, or those aspiring to management roles, working in Democratic Services, who want to develop or refresh their skills in managing and developing a team. This will include raising the profile of your team in the organisation and using a coaching approach to problem solving.

 

Overview

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand team development theory and how to facilitate a productive and engaged team
  • Appreciate different operational styles and how to influence others
  • Be able to use a coaching approach for problem solving
  • Develop techniques for enhancing their effectiveness as a manager

The style of the workshop will be participative with opportunities to discuss real work situations in a supportive environment.

Key topics for discussion:

  • The challenges of leading a team
  • Team development – theory and practice
  • Taking a team through change
  • Influencing styles and the assertiveness model
  • Using coaching techniques to explore options, barriers and choices
  • Problem solving – practical exercise
  • Staying effective in your role
  • Leaning and action points

Facilitators: Sue Keogh, ADSO Director of Development and Jackie Shefferd, Associate Development Consultant, South East Employers.

To book a place on the course, please email: Adso.training@nottinghamcity.gov.uk with the following information:

  • Name and contact details (email and telephone)
  • Job title and Local Authority
  • Date and venue of course 
  • ADSO member yes/no?
  • Additional requirements (dietary etc)
  • Purchase order number (please note that we do not accept bookings without a purchase order number)
Sep
26
Tue
ADSO training course – Steps to management 3 (Nottingham) @ Nottingham
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at new managers, or those aspiring to management roles, working in Democratic Services, who want to develop or refresh their skills in managing and developing a team. This will include raising the profile of your team in the organisation and using a coaching approach to problem solving.

 

Overview

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand team development theory and how to facilitate a productive and engaged team
  • Appreciate different operational styles and how to influence others
  • Be able to use a coaching approach for problem solving
  • Develop techniques for enhancing their effectiveness as a manager

The style of the workshop will be participative with opportunities to discuss real work situations in a supportive environment.

Key topics for discussion:

  • The challenges of leading a team
  • Team development – theory and practice
  • Taking a team through change
  • Influencing styles and the assertiveness model
  • Using coaching techniques to explore options, barriers and choices
  • Problem solving – practical exercise
  • Staying effective in your role
  • Leaning and action points

Facilitators: Sue Keogh, ADSO Director of Development and Jackie Shefferd, Associate Development Consultant, South East Employers.

To book a place on the course, please email: Adso.training@nottinghamcity.gov.uk with the following information:

  • Name and contact details (email and telephone)
  • Job title and Local Authority
  • Date and venue of course 
  • ADSO member yes/no?
  • Additional requirements (dietary etc)
  • Purchase order number (please note that we do not accept bookings without a purchase order number)
Oct
6
Fri
ADSO Regional event – South East @ Kent County Council, Maidstone
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am
Oct
26
Thu
ADSO Regional event – East of England @ St Albans City and District Council
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am
Nov
23
Thu
ADSO Annual Conference 2017 @ Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day

This year’s annual conference will take place in Nottingham, It will be held once again at the Doubletree Hilton in Nottingham on 23 and 24th November, with the dinner on the night of the 23rd.

The theme is ‘Democratic Services – Shaping the Future”. Following on from last year, we want to ensure that ADSO members continue to be as equipped as possible to deal with the political and other challenges, increased workloads and dwindling resources faced by all authorities. We are crafting a programme to reflect those needs and some of the workshops we will be running include:

  • delving deeper into new ways of working, including change management and income generation
  • a practical lesson in starting and working within a shared democratic service
  • good practice, current thinking and challenges for overview and scrutiny delivered by the Centre for Public Scrutiny.
  • Wigan (winners of last year’s ADSO Team of the Year Award) will be sharing the secrets of how to be the best Democratic Services Team and what they’ve been working on since.

Plus, Philip McCourt, the author of the latest  “Knowles on local authority meetings”, will be running a workshop to discuss and seek new ideas from democratic services practitioners for inclusion in the next edition.

Delegates have said the facilitated discussions are useful so we are sticking with them as part of the programme, If you are interested in running a facilitated discussion or have topic ideas, please get in touch.

Key note speakers are yet to be confirmed and there are additional workshops we are finalising, watch out for updates in the weekly newsletter.

Early bird bookings are now open until the 1st September, please visit here for the booking form.

Accommodation needs to be booked separately. You can do this by going to the Doubletree booking website and use the “Group Code” ADSO17 to receive the ADSO rate (£100 B&B).

Looking forward to seeing you there, if you have any queries please contact us: info@adso.co.uk

Sue

ADSO Director of Development