Jan
22
Tue
ADSO training course – Meetings Procedures Plus @ Wigan Council
Jan 22 all-day

Target Audience:
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers with experience in servicing meetings and assumes a basic level of knowledge and competence in this area.

Workshop topics:
• Motions and amendments PLUS: exploring formal and procedural motions and their effect on meetings;
• Role of Elected and Co-opted Members;
• Constitutional Issues PLUS – looking at quorums, calling meetings, urgent items and Key Decisions;
• Committees/ bodies for special purposes, looking at Joint Committees within the same Authority and join working
• Committees/ bodies with other Authorities and Area Committees
• Constitutional issues and joint working
• Access to information PLUS – including rights of the public and press, the issue of ‘need to know’ for Councillors, FOI and statutory records;
• Exempt and confidential information;
• Meetings procedures PLUS surgery.

Presenters:
Ian Millichip, Associate trainer for ADSO

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.

Jan
25
Fri
London Branch – Modern.Gov User Group Meeting @ To Be Confirmed
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
London Branch – Regional Meeting @ To Be Confirmed
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar
13
Wed
ADSO training course – “Structures and Functions” (London Borough of Hackney) **Fully Booked** @ London Borough of Hackney
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

#Target Audience: This course is aimed at inexperienced staff who want to gain a greater understanding of the workings of Council and the governance arrangements of Local Authorities. It is also directly relevant for learners undertaking the Certificate in Democratic Practice.

 

The workshop will include discussions around the following topics:

  • The Council meeting and its role
  • Governance options and arrangements
  • Executive Arrangements – their form
  • Executive Arrangements – functions and decisions
  • Committee System
  • Governance changes and decisions
  • Governance in the UK
  • Evaluation of Executive arrangements and the Committee system
  • Conclusions, Feedback and Action Planning

 

Now fully booked.

Mar
22
Fri
ADSO training course – “Standards and Ethics”(Leicester City Council) **fully booked** @ Leicester City Council Town Hall
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This one-day course will cover the current legal framework for ethics and standards within local authorities, including:

  • councillor codes of conduct
  • member complaints procedures and investigations
  • the roles of the Monitoring Officer and Deputy (including Democratic Services) plus the Independent Person
  • members interests, dispensations and rules on participation in meetings
  • predetermination and bias

The course will also focus on the recently launched report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the many recommendations within that report.

There will be a good mix of information giving, inter-action through group discussions and scenarios plus plenty of opportunities to ask questions and exchange information/good practice.

 

Mar
26
Tue
ADSO training course – “Standards and Ethics”(LB Brent) **fully booked** @ Brent Civic Centre
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This one-day course will cover the current legal framework for ethics and standards within local authorities, including:

  • councillor codes of conduct
  • member complaints procedures and investigations
  • the roles of the Monitoring Officer and Deputy (including Democratic Services) plus the Independent Person
  • members interests, dispensations and rules on participation in meetings
  • predetermination and bias

The course will also focus on the recently launched report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the many recommendations within that report.

There will be a good mix of information giving, inter-action through group discussions and scenarios plus plenty of opportunities to ask questions and exchange information/good practice.

 

Mar
29
Fri
ADSO training course – “Structures and Functions” (Nottingham City Council) @ Assembly Hall, Nottingham City Council
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience: This course is aimed at inexperienced staff who want to gain a greater understanding of the workings of Council and the governance arrangements of Local Authorities. It is also directly relevant for learners undertaking the Certificate in Democratic Practice.

 

The workshop will include discussions around the following topics:

  • The Council meeting and its role
  • Governance options and arrangements
  • Executive Arrangements – their form
  • Executive Arrangements – functions and decisions
  • Committee System
  • Governance changes and decisions
  • Governance in the UK
  • Evaluation of Executive arrangements and the Committee system
  • Conclusions, Feedback and Action Planning

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.

Apr
12
Fri
London Branch – Regional Meeting @ To Be Confirmed
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jul
5
Fri
ADSO London Branch – Summer Seminar 2019 @ London Councils
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The ADSO London Branch Summer Seminar will take place on Friday 5th July 2019 9.30am – 2.30pm at London Councils, 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL

This year the branch are focussing on the challenges faced by Local Government and we will be hearing from Chief Execs, Councillors and Democratic Services Managers.

There will also be some facilitated workshops covering the following areas:

Governance Reviews – What is the Point?
Setting Boundaries – Personal Resilience for Managing Professional Challenges
Being a Councillor – what the challenges are and what I need from Democratic Services?

The London Branch AGM will take place at 12.30pm, followed by a networking lunch.

Registration from 9.30am for a start at 10am.

Jul
10
Wed
ADSO training course – “Just a minute”(Tamworth) **FULLY BOOKED** @ Tamworth Borough Council
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at delegates who are new to taking minutes at meetings and/ or those who wish to refresh their skills in this area.

Workshop topics:

  • The purpose of minutes
  • The art of writing a minute
  • Practical minute writing exercise
  • Plain English – putting into practice
  • The law relating to minutes
  • Minutes for different types of meetings
  • Case studies and surgery
  • Learning points and action planning

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