Jun
29
Fri
ADSO training course -” The Effective Scrutiny Officer” (Birmingham City Council) @ Birmingham City Council
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers wishing to develop their knowledge of the scrutiny function and to discuss and share good practice in the role of Scrutiny Officer.

 

Workshop topics:

  • Basic principles/ legislative update – an overview of the relevant legislation which governs overview and scrutiny and also a discussion around the main principles of scrutiny
  • The future: the adaptable scrutiny officer – the role of a scrutiny officer is changing. Is the future a scrutiny officer who can adapt and do other ‘add on’ roles?
  • Effective and outcome based scrutiny – looking at the value of scrutiny and measuring its effectiveness
  • Shaping an influencing scrutiny system – a look at the importance of influence to the overview and scrutiny system and how to develop this during reviews and pick appropriate topics to review
  • Effective scrutiny surgery  – a look at other issues which were raised during the day not covered by the group discussions

 

Presenters:

Birmingham City Council – Ann-Marie Davidson, Head of Law and Democracy (Staffordshire County Council) and John Austin, ADSO Chair

 

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.

ADSO training course -“The Effective Scrutiny Officer” (LB Ealing) **fully booked** @ Ealing Town Hall
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers wishing to develop their knowledge of the scrutiny function and to discuss and share good practice in the role of Scrutiny Officer.

 

Workshop topics:

  • Basic principles/ legislative update – an overview of the relevant legislation which governs overview and scrutiny and also a discussion around the main principles of scrutiny
  • The future: the adaptable scrutiny officer – the role of a scrutiny officer is changing. Is the future a scrutiny officer who can adapt and do other ‘add on’ roles?
  • Effective and outcome based scrutiny – looking at the value of scrutiny and measuring its effectiveness
  • Shaping an influencing scrutiny system – a look at the importance of influence to the overview and scrutiny system and how to develop this during reviews and pick appropriate topics to review
  • Effective scrutiny surgery  – a look at other issues which were raised during the day not covered by the group discussions

 

Presenters:

LB Ealing – Peter Sass, Head of Executive and Committee Service at Richmond and Wandsworth Councils and Peter Foulsham, Scrutiny Officer at Wyre Council

Jul
13
Fri
ADSO London Branch – Summer Seminar @ London Councils
Jul 13 all-day
ADSO London Branch - Summer Seminar @ London Councils | England | United Kingdom

ADSO London Branch invites you to its 2018 Seminar

Democracy, Drama and Diversity   

Friday 13 July 2018, 9.30am-4.00pm at London Councils, 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL

 

Provisional Programme

MORNING SESSION

The Diversity of Local Elected Representatives:

Local Government Association Peer Members Speaker(s) on diversity and equalities in local government followed by workshops on how Democratic Services professionals can support greater equality and diversity

You Win Some, You Lose Some – London’s Local Elections May 2018
Derek Gadd, Head of Governance at London Councils

 

Afternoon SESSION

Coping with Major Challenges:

  • Kensington & Chelsea and the Grenfell tragedy
  • Rotherham’s response to child sexual exploitation inquiries
  • Tower Hamlets and governance issues under the previous Mayor

Speakers from these authorities will outline their experiences followed by a Q&A session on the governance lessons

Electoral Reviews: What’s the right number of councillors?

Marcus Bowell, Director of Strategy and Communications, Local Government Boundary Commission for England A number of London Boroughs will be undergoing electoral reviews over the next couple of years – find out what’s involved.

 

Book via this link: https://www.adso.co.uk/londonseminar/

This event is sponsored by CMIS. http://cmis.astech.co.uk/

Sep
7
Fri
Creating Impact: A Scrutiny Symposium @ County Hall, Exeter
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This conference will bring together expert speakers, Scrutiny Members and officers to consider how Overview and Scrutiny can take a more meaningful role in policy development and make a positive contribution to decision making. Topics will include
learning from Parliamentary Select Committees, robust scrutiny through health & social care integration and creating a collaborative culture with Cabinet .

This event is free but places are limited and booking up fast!
Please secure your place in advance by contacting
scrutiny@devon.gov.uk

event leaflet

extension: pdf

Sep
24
Mon
ADSO training course -“Council and Governance arrangements” (Staffordshire County Council) @ Staffordshire County Council: The Oak Room,
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of Council meetings and different types of governance arrangements. The content is linked to the Council and Governance module of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

 

Workshop topics:

  • Council meeting and its role
  • Range of powers and different types of Council meetings
  • Governance options and arrangements
  • Executive Arrangements : Leader and Cabinet and Elected Mayor and Cabinet options and how they operate
  • Case Studies: Council and Executive
  • Executive Arrangements – functions and decisions: a look at the decision making role and key decisions and the Forward Plan
  • Committee System: Looking at the committee system under the Localism Act 2011 and its role in Local Authorities
  • Case studies: Governance changes and decisions
  • Governance in the UK: looking at the different types of governance in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Evaluation of Executive arrangements and the Committee system

 

Presenters:

Stafford: Ian Curtis and Lennox Beattie

 

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)

 

 

Sep
28
Fri
ADSO training course -“Council and Governance arrangements” (LB Tower Hamlets) **FULLY BOOKED** @ London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Room MP701 7th Floor Town Hall,
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of Council meetings and different types of governance arrangements. The content is linked to the Council and Governance module of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

 

Workshop topics:

  • Council meeting and its role
  • Range of powers and different types of Council meetings
  • Governance options and arrangements
  • Executive Arrangements : Leader and Cabinet and Elected Mayor and Cabinet options and how they operate
  • Case Studies: Council and Executive
  • Executive Arrangements – functions and decisions: a look at the decision making role and key decisions and the Forward Plan
  • Committee System: Looking at the committee system under the Localism Act 2011 and its role in Local Authorities
  • Case studies: Governance changes and decisions
  • Governance in the UK: looking at the different types of governance in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Evaluation of Executive arrangements and the Committee system

 

Presenters:

London: Frankie Belloli and Ian Millichap.

 

Booking Information:

NOW FULLY BOOKED

Oct
9
Tue
ADSO training course -“Just a minute” (Sheffield City Council) @ Committee Room, Sheffield Town Hall
Oct 9 @ 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

 

Presenters:

Mike Bird: Senior Democratic Services Officer, Northumberland County Council

Michael Robson: Democratic Services Officer, North Tyneside Council

 

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) including job title and Local Authority
  • Date and venue of course 
  • ADSO member yes/no?
  • Additional requirements (dietary etc)
  • Address and contact person for invoice plus Purchase Order number

 

Joining instructions will be sent to you once your booking has been confirmed.

Oct
10
Wed
ADSO training course -“Just a minute” (LB Ealing) **Fully booked** @ Ealing Queens Hall, Ealing Town Hall
Oct 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

 

Presenters:

Ian Millichap: Associate Trainer

James Kinsella: Governance Manager, LB Brent

u once your booking has been confirmed.

 

 

Nov
1
Thu
East of England – Regional meeting @ Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Nov 1 all-day
London Branch – Regional Meeting @ Lambeth Town Hall
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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