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
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

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