Sep
8
Wed
Part 1: Law and Practice of Local Government @ Online via Zoom
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce a new dates for the interactive, virtual course ‘Law and Practice of Local Government’.  The course will be delivered as two workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the legal framework within which councils operate and the practical application of this to the range of work areas undertaken by democratic services teams.  The course content will be relevant both to those who are relatively new to democratic services and officers with a few years’ experience.

The content is also linked to the Law and Practice module of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually.  To maximise the delegates’ learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the statutory position of local government and the main pieces of legislation governing its operation and constitutional arrangements.
  • Examine the practical application of this legal framework to the aspects of a council’s operation that impact most directly on the democratic services function, including:
    • Governance arrangements and decision-making under executive arrangements or a committee system;
    • Political proportionality rules;
    • Legal provisions affecting members and officers; and
    • Arrangements to ensure good governance including access to information, transparency and ethical standards.

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by John Williams.  John has over 30 years’ practical experience in the field of democratic services, governance and constitutional advice.  For 12 of these he headed up the service at the London Boroughs of Croydon and then Tower Hamlets, where he was also appointed as Returning Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer.

John now works as a consultant in democratic and electoral services and has extensive experience of delivering training in each of these areas.  He is also an assessor for the ADSO Diploma.

Dates and times

  • Workshop 1: Wednesday 8 September 2021, 9:30 – 12:15
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday 15 September 2021, 9:30 – 12:15

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 8 September course date to be able to attend both workshops.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Law-and-Practice-of-Local-Government-Additional-Date/78599

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please email Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

Terms and conditions for booking can be found here – www.emcouncils.gov.uk/ADSO-Terms-and-Conditions 

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

If you have any questions about the course contact Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

Sep
10
Fri
East Midlands Regional Meeting @ via Microsoft Teams
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
15
Wed
Part 2: Law and Practice of Local Government @ Online via Zoom
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce a new dates for the interactive, virtual course ‘Law and Practice of Local Government’.  The course will be delivered as two workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the legal framework within which councils operate and the practical application of this to the range of work areas undertaken by democratic services teams.  The course content will be relevant both to those who are relatively new to democratic services and officers with a few years’ experience.

The content is also linked to the Law and Practice module of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually.  To maximise the delegates’ learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the statutory position of local government and the main pieces of legislation governing its operation and constitutional arrangements.
  • Examine the practical application of this legal framework to the aspects of a council’s operation that impact most directly on the democratic services function, including:
    • Governance arrangements and decision-making under executive arrangements or a committee system;
    • Political proportionality rules;
    • Legal provisions affecting members and officers; and
    • Arrangements to ensure good governance including access to information, transparency and ethical standards.

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by John Williams.  John has over 30 years’ practical experience in the field of democratic services, governance and constitutional advice.  For 12 of these he headed up the service at the London Boroughs of Croydon and then Tower Hamlets, where he was also appointed as Returning Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer.

John now works as a consultant in democratic and electoral services and has extensive experience of delivering training in each of these areas.  He is also an assessor for the ADSO Diploma.

Dates and times

  • Workshop 1: Wednesday 8 September 2021, 9:30 – 12:15
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday 15 September 2021, 9:30 – 12:15

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 8 September course date to be able to attend both workshops.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Law-and-Practice-of-Local-Government-Additional-Date/78599

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please email Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

Terms and conditions for booking can be found here – www.emcouncils.gov.uk/ADSO-Terms-and-Conditions 

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

If you have any questions about the course contact Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

Sep
17
Fri
ADSO Full Board meeting
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
21
Tue
Part 1: Just a Minute (September) @ Online via Zoom
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce an additional opportunity to join the interactive, virtual course ‘Just a Minute’.  Just a Minute will be delivered as two, two and a half hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who are required to take minutes of meetings.   The target audience will be those who are relatively new to democratic service teams and those with a few years experience.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually, to maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

This workshop aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to write a local government minute, including:

  • An understanding of the law relating to local government minutes
  • Tips and good practice for local government minute writing
  • An awareness of the different minutes styles used for different types of meetings
  • The opportunity to apply your knowledge in practical exercises and case studies with colleagues from other local authorities.

You will need to bring pen and paper, or laptop, or your own preferred minute writing medium!

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Ian Millichap.  Ian has over 30 years’ experience of working in local government and has spent 15 years in senior roles.  He has previously worked for London Borough of Southwark as head of the committee governance team.  Ian has Clerked Full Council, Cabinet and all Major Committees and has experience of both Committee and Executive arrangements.  He is a Member of Governance Institute (Formerly ISCA).

Ian now supports ADSO with their virtual training programmes.

Date and time

  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 – 9:30 – 12:30
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021 – 9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 21 September course date to be able to attend both workshops.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Just-a-Minute-September/79068

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  Please note that the ADSO Certificate Learner free places do not apply for the ‘Just a Minute’ Course.

Terms and Conditions of booking can be found here.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

If you have any questions about the course contact Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

Sep
24
Fri
Part 1: Introduction to Electoral Services @ Online via Zoom
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce a new interactive, virtual course ‘Introduction to Electoral Services’.  The course will be delivered as two workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers and others who may work alongside Electoral Services teams and who wish to develop their understanding of the procedures relating to electoral registration and elections, perhaps with a view to becoming involved in the work to support the delivery of elections, the annual registration canvass or other aspects of electoral work.  The course content will be relevant both to those who are relatively new to democratic services and officers with a few years’ experience.

Although this course is not directly linked to the syllabus of any single module of the ADSO Certificate, the content will include certain information that is relevant to modules including Members and Officers and Law and Practice.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually.  To maximise the delegates’ learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Electoral Registration Officer, the Returning Officer and the council staff that support them.
  • Identify the key pieces of legislation and the agencies that govern the work of the Electoral Services team.
  • Provide an overview of the process of maintaining the electoral register including the reformed Annual Canvass and the year-round registration of electors.
  • Describe the statutory timetable and key events at an election or referendum and the various jobs and activities required to ensure that the poll is successfully delivered.
  • Outline the different ways in which an elector may vote at an election or referendum and how these are administered.

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with colleagues from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by John Williams.  John has over 30 years’ practical experience in the field of democratic and electoral services.  For 12 of these he headed up the service at the London Boroughs of Croydon and then Tower Hamlets, where he was also appointed as Returning Officer, Electoral Registration Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer.

John now works as a consultant in democratic and electoral services and has extensive experience of delivering training in each of these areas.  He is also an assessor for the ADSO Diploma.

Dates and times

  • Workshop 1: Friday 24 September 2021, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Workshop 2: Friday 1 October 2021, 9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 24 September course date to be able to attend both workshops.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below:

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Introduction-to-Electoral-Services-ADSO-Course/79121

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please email Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

Terms and conditions for booking can be found here – www.emcouncils.gov.uk/ADSO-Terms-and-Conditions 

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

If you have any questions about the course contact Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

North East, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional meeting @ By Zoom
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
28
Tue
Part 2: Just a Minute (September) @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce an additional opportunity to join the interactive, virtual course ‘Just a Minute’.  Just a Minute will be delivered as two, two and a half hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who are required to take minutes of meetings.   The target audience will be those who are relatively new to democratic service teams and those with a few years experience.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually, to maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

This workshop aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to write a local government minute, including:

  • An understanding of the law relating to local government minutes
  • Tips and good practice for local government minute writing
  • An awareness of the different minutes styles used for different types of meetings
  • The opportunity to apply your knowledge in practical exercises and case studies with colleagues from other local authorities.

You will need to bring pen and paper, or laptop, or your own preferred minute writing medium!

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Ian Millichap.  Ian has over 30 years’ experience of working in local government and has spent 15 years in senior roles.  He has previously worked for London Borough of Southwark as head of the committee governance team.  Ian has Clerked Full Council, Cabinet and all Major Committees and has experience of both Committee and Executive arrangements.  He is a Member of Governance Institute (Formerly ISCA).

Ian now supports ADSO with their virtual training programmes.

Date and time

  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 – 9:30 – 12:30
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021 – 9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 21 September course date to be able to attend both workshops.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Just-a-Minute-September/79068

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  Please note that the ADSO Certificate Learner free places do not apply for the ‘Just a Minute’ Course.

Terms and Conditions of booking can be found here.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

If you have any questions about the course contact Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

Sep
30
Thu
ADSO Webinar – School Appeals: The Basics @ via GoTo Webinar
Sep 30 all-day

This webinar will be led by Ann Coldicott, Democratic Services Manager, Essex County Council and Rachel Williamson, Democratic Services Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.

Full details and further information to follow.

Oct
1
Fri
Part 2: Introduction to Electoral Services @ Online via Zoom
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce a new interactive, virtual course ‘Introduction to Electoral Services’.  The course will be delivered as two workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers and others who may work alongside Electoral Services teams and who wish to develop their understanding of the procedures relating to electoral registration and elections, perhaps with a view to becoming involved in the work to support the delivery of elections, the annual registration canvass or other aspects of electoral work.  The course content will be relevant both to those who are relatively new to democratic services and officers with a few years’ experience.

Although this course is not directly linked to the syllabus of any single module of the ADSO Certificate, the content will include certain information that is relevant to modules including Members and Officers and Law and Practice.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually.  To maximise the delegates’ learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Electoral Registration Officer, the Returning Officer and the council staff that support them.
  • Identify the key pieces of legislation and the agencies that govern the work of the Electoral Services team.
  • Provide an overview of the process of maintaining the electoral register including the reformed Annual Canvass and the year-round registration of electors.
  • Describe the statutory timetable and key events at an election or referendum and the various jobs and activities required to ensure that the poll is successfully delivered.
  • Outline the different ways in which an elector may vote at an election or referendum and how these are administered.

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with colleagues from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by John Williams.  John has over 30 years’ practical experience in the field of democratic and electoral services.  For 12 of these he headed up the service at the London Boroughs of Croydon and then Tower Hamlets, where he was also appointed as Returning Officer, Electoral Registration Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer.

John now works as a consultant in democratic and electoral services and has extensive experience of delivering training in each of these areas.  He is also an assessor for the ADSO Diploma.

Dates and times

  • Workshop 1: Friday 24 September 2021, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Workshop 2: Friday 1 October 2021, 9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 24 September course date to be able to attend both workshops.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below:

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Introduction-to-Electoral-Services-ADSO-Course/79121

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please email Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

Terms and conditions for booking can be found here – www.emcouncils.gov.uk/ADSO-Terms-and-Conditions 

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

If you have any questions about the course contact Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

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