Dec
8
Wed
Part 2: Ethics and Standards @ Online via Zoom
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce a new interactive, virtual course ‘Ethics and Standards’.  The course will be delivered as two workshops held virtually.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the legal framework within which councils operate and the practical application of this to the range of work areas undertaken by democratic services teams.  The course content will be relevant both to those who are relatively new to democratic services and officers with a few years’ experience, who may want to refresh their knowledge on ethics and standards.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually.  To maximise the delegates’ learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will:

Workshop 1

  • Provide an overview of the Legal Framework
  • An overview of the Code of Conduct, together with some case studies
  • Committee on Standards in Public Life and LGA – model Code of Conduct
  • What the law says about Members’ Interests, together various case studies regarding Members’ Interests
  • Dispensations from the Monitoring Officer

Workshop 2

  • Provide a short recap of the learning from Workshop 1
  • An overview of the Standards Committees
  • Explanation of Independent Persons and their role
  • Details about complaints, Investigations and Standards Hearings, together with various case studies around complaints

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.  This will also provide great opportunity for delegates to network and share contact details with each other for future reference and information sharing.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Tracy Tiff. Tracy has worked in Local Government since 1995, moving to Democratic Services in 1997. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in governance, constitution and Overview and Scrutiny.  Tracy gained valuable experience from worked at Northampton Borough Council from 2001 to 2021, transferring to the newly formed Unitary Council – West Northants Council in April 2021; where she is continuing in the field of Democratic Services.

Dates and times

Workshop 1 – 30 November 2021  9:30am to 12:30pm

Workshop 2 – 8 December 2021    9:30am to 12:30pm

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 30 November course date to be able to attend both workshops.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.  Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.

Booking link:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Ethics-and-Standards-ADSO/79402

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please email Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

Terms and conditions for booking can be found here – www.emcouncils.gov.uk/ADSO-Terms-and-Conditions 

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

If you have any questions about the course contact Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

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.

Jan
12
Wed
Part 1: Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice @ Online via Zoom
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice’. Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice will be delivered as two, three hour workshops held virtually. Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers, or those who work in corporate roles in other sectors, who wish to develop their understanding of the role of the company secretary, the work it does and the other roles with which it interacts.

The target audience is experienced democratic and corporate services professionals who are either involved in local authority companies or other corporations, or who are interested in being so in the future.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually.  To maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops on the following dates:

Part 1:  12 January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30

Part 2:  19 January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.

The workshops will explore:

  • What is a company and why one would be set up
  • The different roles on a company’s board
  • The governance frameworks associated with companies and why some companies have failed in the past
  • The elements of effective company boards
  • The role of the company secretary

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with other people from across the country.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.
ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please contact us if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below. Please note that you only need to book a place on 12 January to attend both workshops.

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Introduction-to-Company-Secretarial-Practice/79793

Jan
14
Fri
Part 1: Overview and Scrutiny @ Online via Zoom
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Overview and Scrutiny’.  The course will be delivered as two, two and half hour to three hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the main principles, roles and methodology of overview and scrutiny.  The target audience will be those who need an introduction to overview and scrutiny to equip them with the basics to support Overview and Scrutiny Committees and task and finish groups.

The content is also linked to Module 7 of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered

The course will be delivered virtually, to maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the relevant legislation underpinning overview and scrutiny
  • Provide an understanding of the roles and principles of good scrutiny
  • Explore ideas about how to put together a Scrutiny Work Programme
  • Explore how to scope a scrutiny review
  • Consider the principles of good questioning

The workshops will include plenary presentations and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Tracy Tiff and Katherine Harclerode.

Tracy has worked in Local Government since 1995, moving to Democratic Services in 1997. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in governance, constitution and Overview and Scrutiny.  Tracy gained valuable experience from worked at Northampton Borough Council from 2001 to 2021, transferring to the newly formed Unitary Council – West Northants Council in April 2021; where she is continuing in the field of Democratic Services.

Katherine supports scrutiny as a Governance Advisor at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire. She is a Joint Regional Representative of ADSO. After her first role as a professional forensic interviewer of children, she was a university instructor for ten years and a corporate trainer at General Dynamics for five years.

Date and time

Part 1:  14 January 2022  9:30 – 12:30
Part 2:  21 January 2022  9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 14 January course date to be able to attend both workshops.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please contact us if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Virtual Platform

The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Overview-and-Scrutiny/79097

Jan
19
Wed
Part 2: Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice’. Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice will be delivered as two, three hour workshops held virtually. Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers, or those who work in corporate roles in other sectors, who wish to develop their understanding of the role of the company secretary, the work it does and the other roles with which it interacts.

The target audience is experienced democratic and corporate services professionals who are either involved in local authority companies or other corporations, or who are interested in being so in the future.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually.  To maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops on the following dates:

Part 1:  12 January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30

Part 2:  19 January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.

The workshops will explore:

  • What is a company and why one would be set up
  • The different roles on a company’s board
  • The governance frameworks associated with companies and why some companies have failed in the past
  • The elements of effective company boards
  • The role of the company secretary

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with other people from across the country.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please contact us if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below. Please note that you only need to book a place on 12 January to attend both workshops.

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Introduction-to-Company-Secretarial-Practice/79793

Jan
21
Fri
Part 2: Overview and Scrutiny @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Overview and Scrutiny’.  The course will be delivered as two, two and half hour to three hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the main principles, roles and methodology of overview and scrutiny.  The target audience will be those who need an introduction to overview and scrutiny to equip them with the basics to support Overview and Scrutiny Committees and task and finish groups.
The content is also linked to Module 7 of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually, to maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the relevant legislation underpinning overview and scrutiny
  • Provide an understanding of the roles and principles of good scrutiny
  • Explore ideas about how to put together a Scrutiny Work Programme
  • Explore how to scope a scrutiny review
  • Consider the principles of good questioning

The workshops will include plenary presentations and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Tracy Tiff and Katherine Harclerode.

Tracy has worked in Local Government since 1995, moving to Democratic Services in 1997. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in governance, constitution and Overview and Scrutiny.  Tracy gained valuable experience from worked at Northampton Borough Council from 2001 to 2021, transferring to the newly formed Unitary Council – West Northants Council in April 2021; where she is continuing in the field of Democratic Services.

Katherine supports scrutiny as a Governance Advisor at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire. She is a Joint Regional Representative of ADSO. After her first role as a professional forensic interviewer of children, she was a university instructor for ten years and a corporate trainer at General Dynamics for five years.

Date and time

Part 1: 14 January 2022  9:30 – 12:30
Part 2: 21 January 2022  9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 14 January course date to be able to attend both workshops.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please contact us if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Virtual Platform

The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Overview-and-Scrutiny/79097

Jan
26
Wed
Part 1: Overview and Scrutiny @ Online via Zoom
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Overview and Scrutiny’.  The course will be delivered as two, two and half hour to three hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the main principles, roles and methodology of overview and scrutiny.  The target audience will be those who need an introduction to overview and scrutiny to equip them with the basics to support Overview and Scrutiny Committees and task and finish groups.
The content is also linked to Module 7 of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually, to maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the relevant legislation underpinning overview and scrutiny
  • Provide an understanding of the roles and principles of good scrutiny
  • Explore ideas about how to put together a Scrutiny Work Programme
  • Explore how to scope a scrutiny review
  • Consider the principles of good questioning

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Tracy Tiff and Katherine Harclerode.

Tracy has worked in Local Government since 1995, moving to Democratic Services in 1997. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in governance, constitution and Overview and Scrutiny.  Tracy gained valuable experience from worked at Northampton Borough Council from 2001 to 2021, transferring to the newly formed Unitary Council – West Northants Council in April 2021; where she is continuing in the field of Democratic Services.

Katherine supports scrutiny as a Governance Advisor at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire. She is a Joint Regional Representative of ADSO. After her first role as a professional forensic interviewer of children, she was a university instructor for ten years and a corporate trainer at General Dynamics for five years.

Date and time

Part 1:  26 January 2022  9:30 – 12:30
Part 2:  2 February 2022 9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 26 January course date to be able to attend both workshops.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please contact us if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

How to book a place

To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Virtual Platform

The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Overview-and-Scrutiny/79097

Feb
2
Wed
Part 2: Overview and Scrutiny @ Online via Zoom
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Overview and Scrutiny’.  The course will be delivered as two, two and half hour to three hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the main principles, roles and methodology of overview and scrutiny.  The target audience will be those who need an introduction to overview and scrutiny to equip them with the basics to support Overview and Scrutiny Committees and task and finish groups.
The content is also linked to Module 7 of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually, to maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will

  • Provide an understanding of the relevant legislation underpinning overview and scrutiny
  • Provide an understanding of the roles and principles of good scrutiny
  • Explore ideas about how to put together a Scrutiny Work Programme
  • Explore how to scope a scrutiny review
  • Consider the principles of good questioning

The workshops will include plenary presentations and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Tracy Tiff and Katherine Harclerode.

Tracy has worked in Local Government since 1995, moving to Democratic Services in 1997. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in governance, constitution and Overview and Scrutiny.  Tracy gained valuable experience from worked at Northampton Borough Council from 2001 to 2021, transferring to the newly formed Unitary Council – West Northants Council in April 2021; where she is continuing in the field of Democratic Services.

Katherine supports scrutiny as a Governance Advisor at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire. She is a Joint Regional Representative of ADSO. After her first role as a professional forensic interviewer of children, she was a university instructor for ten years and a corporate trainer at General Dynamics for five years.

Date and time

Part 1:  26 January 2022  9:30 – 12:30
Part 2:  2 February 2022  9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 26 January course date to be able to attend both workshops.

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.

ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please contact us if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Overview-and-Scrutiny/79097

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