May
22
Mon
ADSO training course – The Effective Scrutiny Officer (London) @ London borough of Hackney
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers wishing to develop their knowledge of the scrutiny function and to discuss and share good practice in the role of Scrutiny Officer.

 

Workshop topics:

  • Basic principles/ legislative update – an overview of the relevant legislation which governs overview and scrutiny and also a discussion around the main principles of scrutiny
  • The future: the adaptable scrutiny officer – the role of a scrutiny officer is changing. Is the future a scrutiny officer who can adapt and do other ‘add on’ roles?
  • Effective and outcome based scrutiny – looking at the value of scrutiny and measuring its effectiveness
  • Shaping an influencing scrutiny system – a look at the importance of influence to the overview and scrutiny system and how to develop this during reviews and pick appropriate topics to review
  • Effective scrutiny surgery  – a look at other issues which were raised during the day not covered by the group discussions

 

Presenters:

LB Hackney – Peter Sass, Head of Executive and Committee Service at Richmond and Wandsworth Councils and Jane Garrard, Scrutiny Officer at Nottingham City Council

 

 

Booking Information:

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)

 

Joining instructions will be sent to you once your booking has been confirmed.

May
31
Wed
ADSO training course – The Effective Scrutiny Officer (Stoke City) @ Stoke City Council
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers wishing to develop their knowledge of the scrutiny function and to discuss and share good practice in the role of Scrutiny Officer.

 

Workshop topics:

  • Basic principles/ legislative update – an overview of the relevant legislation which governs overview and scrutiny and also a discussion around the main principles of scrutiny
  • The future: the adaptable scrutiny officer – the role of a scrutiny officer is changing. Is the future a scrutiny officer who can adapt and do other ‘add on’ roles?
  • Effective and outcome based scrutiny – looking at the value of scrutiny and measuring its effectiveness
  • Shaping an influencing scrutiny system – a look at the importance of influence to the overview and scrutiny system and how to develop this during reviews and pick appropriate topics to review
  • Effective scrutiny surgery  – a look at other issues which were raised during the day not covered by the group discussions

 

Presenters:

Helen Gee, Associate trainer and Peter Foulsham, Scrutiny Officer at Wyre Council

 

 

Booking Information:

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)

 

Joining instructions will be sent to you once your booking has been confirmed.

Jun
7
Wed
Leadership in Action 2017 (Society of Local Council Clerks) @ Crown Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

What’s in it for you & your council:

  • Learn how to inspire your team using transformational leadership
  • Unlock the strategic potential of your council
  • Find out how to manage key projects on time and on budget
  • Discover how to prepare and deliver a successful Corporate Plan

And much more!

 

Sessions include

Preparing and delivering a successful Corporate Plan – David Preston, Town Clerk, Oswestry TC

Devolved functions – unlocking the strategic potential of local councils in England and Wales – Dr Tim Thorogood, Research Fellow, Cardiff University (and former CEO of Falklands Islands, Local Govt Information Unit and Swansea City Council) and Mike Burton, Editorial Director of The MJ Group

Managing Key Projects on time and on budget – Tim Walden, Senior Programme Manager, Network Rail

Devolution – the Wiltshire Experience – with Dame Jane Scott, Leader, Wiltshire Council and Reg Williams City Clerk, Salisbury City Council

The role of the RFO in developing corporate strategy – Alan Mellor, IPFA, Town Clerk, Newark TC (and former Ashfield District Council

Chief Executive)

Managing Sickness Absences – Lis Moore, SLCC Head of Advisory Service, facilitates a discussion with leading Society members

The difference between management and leadership – Patricia Marks, MD, Somerset Business Agency

Managing Future Change – Rob Smith, Chief Executive, SLCC

Delivering innovation in local councils – Jonathan Flowers, Independent Chairman of Improvement and Development Board (for local

councils)

Community Infrastructure levy – a Panel of experts facilitated by SLCC National Planning Advisor AndrewTowlerton, considers how local

councils can maximise the opportunities presented by CIL

Brilliant Leadership – Andy Cope one of our most popular speakers ever, concludes the programme with a look at the approach needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

 

For full details and to make your booking go here:

Jun
23
Fri
ADSO Regional event – East of England @ Norwich City Council
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am
Jul
7
Fri
ADSO Regional Event – South East @ Surrey County Council, Kingston upon Thames
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am
Oct
6
Fri
ADSO Regional event – South East @ Kent County Council, Maidstone
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am
Oct
20
Fri
ADSO Regional event – East of England @ St Albans City and District Council
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am