Mar
10
Wed
ADSO Webinar – Civic Support @ via GoTo Webinar
Mar 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come into my Parlour! – demystifying the management of civic office

There is good evidence that, as longstanding Mayor’s and Chair’s Secretaries retire, they are not being replaced like for like. Instead, a senior manager might stalk the Democratic Services corridor and put their hand on the shoulder of an unsuspecting DSO, announcing ‘I want you to take on management of the civic office’.

After the initial shock, thoughts will turn to ‘what does it entail?’ ‘where do I start?’ and ‘who can I talk to for support?’

This ADSO webinar will set you in the right direction and will be led by Phil O’Brien, who has 37 years’ experience in the field. A former Head of Democratic Services at Derby City Council, Phil’s first local government role was as Assistant Mayor’s Officer and he served 32 consecutive Mayors. Phil is a founder member and sits on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Civic Officers (NACO) and is author of ‘Surviving Scrutiny – a 21st Century Civic Office.’ He also helped develop the ADSO Diploma Civic Pathway.

Hosted by ADSO, the webinar will take place on Wednesday 10th March from 3.30-4.30pm.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Phil and share your views.

To register for the webinar, please click on the following link which will take you to the registration page:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/132148516478966283

The webinar is sponsored by Link Support Services (UK) Ltd (www.linksupportservices.co.uk). Link is in its 27th year providing highly regarded bespoke member and officer training.  It supports over 150 Councils, Police and Crime Panels, Fire and Rescue Authorities and Combined Authorities with their member and officer training requirements and are a NACO approved training partner.

 

Mar
12
Fri
South West Regional Meeting @ Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
17
Wed
ADSO Webinar – Purdah @ via GoTo Webinar
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar will be presented by Mark Heath, one of the most experienced and respected Returning Officers in the country. Mark, who for over 20 years was also a Monitoring Officer, will take you through the rules relating to “purdah”, or more accurately the pre – election restrictions on Councils, particularly from a democratic services aspect, using practical examples to guide you through the election period.

Hosted by ADSO, the webinar will take place on Wednesday 17th March from 12.30-1.30pm including a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of Mark and share your views.

To register for the webinar, please click on the following link which will take you to the registration page:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8314533730773436173

The webinar is sponsored by Public-i (https://www.public-i.tv/webcasting-services/hybrid-link/#Hybrid_Link) Established in 2000, Public-i is the leading provider of live-streaming and audio-visual services to the public sector providing hardware and software to the public sector for the best meeting experience.

 

Mar
19
Fri
East of England Regional Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Apr
1
Thu
North East, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional meeting @ By Zoom
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
23
Wed
North East, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional meeting @ By Zoom
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
30
Wed
South East Regional Meeting
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For further information, please contact your regional reps as follows:

Eastern (Kent and Sussex)

Nick Hughes (Thanet District Council) and Matthew Archer (Canterbury City Council)

Email: nicholas.hughes@adso.co.uk
Email: matthew.archer@canterbury.gov.uk

Western (Hampshire and Surrey)

Sally Prior (Test Valley Borough Council) and Kevin Greenhough (Hampshire County Council)

Email: SPrior@testvalley.gov.uk
Email: kevin.greenhough@hants.gov.uk

Jul
16
Fri
East of England Regional Meeting @ Provisional date - to be confirmed
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
24
Fri
North East, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional meeting @ By Zoom
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
15
Fri
East of England Regional Meeting @ Provisional date - to be confirmed
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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