Sep
30
Thu
ADSO Webinar – School Appeals: The Basics @ via GoTo Webinar
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free webinar, hosted by ADSO, will take place on Thursday 30th September 2021 from 11.00am – 12.00pm.  The session is particularly suitable for clerks new to the role and will cover the basics of school admissions appeals and how they work.

The presenters will be Ann Coldicott, Democratic Services Manager, Essex County Council and Rachel Williamson, Democratic Services Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and share your views through a Q&A session following the main presentation.

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

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8437279912774995728

The webinar is sponsored FCS Software Solutions (https://fcssoftware.co.uk/ ), delivering the next generation of Local Government Software.  Their AppealsPro Management solution is suite of secure, web-based applications that are designed to manage school appeals and exclusions across all schools and key stages from reception to secondary.

AppealsPro Brochure

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Nov
10
Wed
ADSO Webinar – School Appeals: Best Practice @ via GoTo Webinar
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free webinar, hosted by ADSO, will take place on Wednesday 10th November 2021 from 11.00am – 12.00pm.  This second session on School Appeals will provide more detail about best practice at hearings and in relation clerk’s notes and decisions.

The presenters will be Rachel Williamson, Democratic Services Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils and Ann Coldicott, Democratic Services Manager, Essex County Council.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and share your views through a Q&A session following the main presentation.

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

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4608593507919653387

The webinar is sponsored FCS Software Solutions (https://fcssoftware.co.uk/ ), delivering the next generation of Local Government Software.  Their AppealsPro Management solution is suite of secure, web-based applications that are designed to manage school appeals and exclusions across all schools and key stages from reception to secondary.

 

AppealsPro Brochure

extension: pdf

Nov
25
Thu
ADSO Annual Conference 2021 – Day 1 @ via Goto Webinar
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:15 pm

For full details and to book click here

Please note you only need to submit one booking form which covers both days of the conference.

Nov
26
Fri
ADSO Annual Conference 2021 – Day 2 @ via Goto Webinar
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

For full details and to book click here

Please note you only need to submit one booking form which covers both days of the conference.

Dec
8
Wed
ADSO Webinar – The Essential Requirements for Hybrid Meetings @ via GoTo Webinar
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9054017977543882000

This free webinar, hosted by ADSO, will take place on Wednesday 8th December 2021 from 3.00pm – 4.00pm.  The Essential Requirements for Hybrid Meetings will give a non-technical overview of the key items required to support and manage meetings where both remote and on-premises attendees are present.  The presentation will outline the essential equipment and functionality that increases the meeting experience for all.

The presenter will be Keith Blackwell, Director (Local Government) at VP-AV.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Keith and share your views through a Q&A session following the main presentation.

The webinar is sponsored VP-AV (https://vp-av.co.uk/markets/government/ ) who have been designing and implementing high performance integrated systems for HMRC, Coroners Courts and Local Authority Council Chambers for over 30 years.

Through collaboration and leadership VP-AV design, implement and support audio-visual systems that are simple and intuitive to use, facilitating your workflows and business needs producing high performance audio visual integrated solutions.

Apr
20
Wed
ADSO Webinar – Levelling-Up: The Implications and Opportunities for DSOs @ via GoTo Webinar
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Levelling-Up White Paper, while aimed at addressing economic inequalities across the country and stimulating economic growth, sets a framework within which further devolution to local government will operate. It also raises the prospect of local government reorganisation, the creation of more combined authorities and additional elected mayors and/or directly elected county leaders. It is these areas that have the most implications for Democratic Services Officers.

The webinar will focus on those aspects of the levelling-up agenda that will affect the work and activities of DSOs across the country. It will explore the following themes of relevance to DSOs:

  • The role of local government in the levelling-up agenda
  • The role of DSOs in facilitating the work of councillors and councils in addressing the aims and objectives of levelling-up
  • Local government reorganisation and DSOs
  • New forms of political governance and decision-making
  • DSOs working across organisational and council boundaries
  • Developing new forms of communication with the centre
  • The change in member roles and perspectives
  • How councillors and DSOs will contribute to levelling-up and in shaping the levelling-up agenda

The webinar will also examine how the policy, research and support functions of DSOs will be influenced by the expectations of the white paper and the levelling-up agenda generally.

Target Audience
Democratic Services Officers in all types of local authority as well as Councillors and Officers involved in the levelling-up agenda.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and understand the main aims of the levelling-up white paper and the general levelling up agenda as it is relevant to DSOs
  2. Understand the implications for DSOs of the white paper’s proposals
  3. Appreciate the way the white paper will affect the work of councillors
  4. Understand the potential changes to DSOs work and workloads of the white paper and its proposals
  5. Recognise the new support and services councillors will require
  6. Understand the governance implications of the white paper and its proposals

Speaker
Colin Copus is an Emeritus Professor of local politics at the Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Ghent. His academic interests are central-local relationships and the constitutional status of local government, devolution, localism, local party politics, local political leadership and the changing role of the councillor. Colin has worked closely with policy-makers and practitioners in central and local government. He was an academic advisor to the Political and the Constitutional Reform Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee on its inquiry into the role of the councillor and he is currently the academic advisor to two All Party Parliamentary Groups.  He is a member of the Council of Europe’s group of experts on the Charter of Local Self Government.

He has published widely in academic journals. Colin’s latest book is entitled: In Defence of Councillors, published by Manchester University Press.  Colin was the editor Local Government Studies 2001 to 2013 and has also served as a councillor on a London Borough council, a county and a district council and three parish councils.

To book, click on the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3137367791467332368

Please note that you will need to be able to login in to GoTo webinar in order to access the webinars.  If you are logging in from your workplace, you will need to ensure that GoTo has not been blocked by your organisation.  Otherwise you can log on from your mobile.

May
20
Fri
ADSO Webinar – The New Model Code of Conduct @ via GoTo Webinar
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This ADSO webinar will be presented by Paul Hoey from Hoey Ainscough, authors of the New Code.  It will look at some of the more complex and significant parts of the Code and supporting guidance and discuss how they might apply to members in meetings. In particular it will focus on the area of disrespect and bullying and the need to declare interests.

The webinar will be of particular interest to Officers who work with members and support them at meetings and in their everyday role and aims to inform attendees on:

– Understanding how to interpret key parts of the Code of Conduct

– Understanding the supporting guidance

– Considering the boundaries between robust challenge, disrespect and bullying

– Understanding the different types of interests that need to be declared

Paul Hoey is co-director at Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd, which supports councils on standards. issues.  Since being set up in 2012 they have worked with 400 councils on training, investigation work and more detailed governance reviews.

To book, click on the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6297938155073450508

Please note that you will need to be able to login in to GoTo webinar in order to access the webinars.  If you are logging in from your workplace, you will need to ensure that GoTo has not been blocked by your organisation.  Otherwise, you can log on from your mobile.

The webinar is sponsored Astech (CMIS) (https://cmis.uk/cmis/).  CMIS is a web-based meeting and governance management solution that facilitates paperless meetings and can manage the entire process of a meeting’s life cycle, helping businesses of all types and sizes streamline operations and facilitate decision-making. The solution is designed to help any organisation achieve tangible cost savings and reduce the time and effort required to report and explain decisions.

Jul
15
Fri
ADSO Webinar – The impact of abuse on local democracy @ via GoTo Webinar
Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Booking details to follow.

Sep
20
Tue
ADSO Webinar – The role, work and experiences of councillors @ via GoTo Webinar
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Booking details to follow.

Nov
17
Thu
ADSO Annual Conference 2022 – Day 1
Nov 17 all-day

Full details to follow.