Sep
27
Fri
North West – Regional meeting @ Lancaster City Council
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
4
Fri
South West Regional Meeting
Oct 4 all-day
ADSO training course – “Company Secretarial Practice” **FULLY BOOKED** @ LB Tower Hamlets
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Training course description.

Local authorities are increasingly establishing new forms of service delivery to respond to budget pressures, increase efficiency and provide value for money with ever diminishing resources. Democratic Services Officers are being asked to support these new bodies, many of which operate at arms- length to the Council and outside of the more traditional governance processes. Different relationships, partnerships, responsibilities and lines of accountability are being formed. This requires new skills and knowledge on the part of DSOs – the same as the company secretarial role in the corporate sector. This has extended our role. We should see it as an opportunity.

 

The course will cover:

*  the types of new service delivery models currently operating

*  the legal framework relating to these bodies

*  their relationship with the local authority including accountability, reporting lines, conflicts of interest and the role and status of those that serve as Directors on those bodies (i.e. independents, councillors and senior management of the company) serving on those bodies

*  the role of DSOs as Company Secretaries or company secretarial support and the new skills and knowledge required.”

 

ADSO training course – “Just a minute”(LB Barking and Dagenham) @ Committee Room 2, 1st Floor
Oct 4 @ 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

 

To book a place on the course, please complete the booking form below.

 

 

Oct
18
Fri
South East Regional Meeting @ Southampton City Council
Oct 18 all-day
Nov
5
Tue
ADSO training course – “Working in a Political Environment “(LB Camden)**FULLY BOOKED** @ LB Camden
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to improve their understanding of the roles of Members and Officers and to develop their political awareness.

Workshop topics:

  • Members and Officers – differences and similarities
  • Understanding the different roles of Members
  • The political context
  • Skills and behaviours for working effectively in a political environment
  • Protocols and codes of conduct
  • Case studies
  • Surgery – an opportunity for delegates to raise issues from their own Authorities
  • Learning points and action planning

 

Nov
11
Mon
ADSO training course – “Working in a Political Environment “(Birmingham City Council) @ Birmingham City Council
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to improve their understanding of the roles of Members and Officers and to develop their political awareness.

Workshop topics:

  • Members and Officers – differences and similarities
  • Understanding the different roles of Members
  • The political context
  • Skills and behaviours for working effectively in a political environment
  • Protocols and codes of conduct
  • Case studies
  • Surgery – an opportunity for delegates to raise issues from their own Authorities
  • Learning points 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.

Jan
10
Fri
South West Regional Meeting
Jan 10 all-day
Jan
24
Fri
South East Regional Meeting @ Crawley
Jan 24 all-day
Mar
27
Fri
South East Regional Meeting @ Fareham
Mar 27 all-day

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