Oct
11
Tue
Part 2: Meetings Procedures @ Online via Zoom
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO is delighted to announce dates for a new, interactive, virtual course ‘Meetings Procedures’.  It will be delivered as two 3 hour workshops.

Audience
This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to further develop their understanding of the legal and governance 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 (6 months to 3 years experience of supporting meetings as a guide.)

The content is also linked a number of modules especially  Law and Practice module and the Structures and Functions of the ADSO Certificate and ADSO Diploma so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually, and by the end of the workshop you will:

  • Understand how decisions are made and reported and your role in supporting this, both in and out of meetings
  • Constitutional issues of meetings- quorums, points of order
  • Dealing with motions and voting including amendments, adjournments and deferrals
  • Have a sense of how accountability and good governance works in local government, how Councils and Councillors are held to account and the role of scrutiny.
  • Understand the rules of debate and consider the impact of politics and what this means for you as an officer of the Council.

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

Trainers
Lennox Beattie, Executive and Regulatory Manager, Blackpool Council
Lennox is an experienced Democratic Services practitioner having been the Executive and Regulatory Manager at Blackpool Council for the past 14 years. He has been responsible for support to the Executive and its governance for that period.
Lennox is also involved in ADSO work through the qualifications, which includes both the certificate and diploma.

Date and time

  • 6 October 2022 – 09:30 – 12:30
  • 11 October 2022 – 09:30 – 12:30

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.

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book to attend the workshop on 6 October to be able to attend both workshops.

Click here to bookhttps://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/ADSO/ADSO—Meetings-Procedures/79923

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.

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

ADSO learners
This course is not part of the offer to ADSO members working towards the Certificate or Diploma

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

Oct
18
Tue
South East Regional Meeting
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For further information, please contact your regional reps as follows:

Eastern (Kent and Sussex)

Matthew Archer (Canterbury City Council)

Email: matthew.archer@canterbury.gov.uk

Western (Hampshire and Surrey)

Sally Prior (Test Valley Borough Council) and Kevin Greenhough (Hampshire County Council)

Email: SPrior@testvalley.gov.uk
Email: kevin.greenhough@hants.gov.uk

Oct
21
Fri
ADSO Webinar – Hybrid Democratic Meetings @ via GoTo Webinar
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Booking details to follow.

Nov
2
Wed
Part 1: Council and its Governance Arrangements @ Online via Zoom
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO is hosting ‘Council and its Governance Arrangements’ a virtual course in November 2022.  Council and its Governance 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 who wish to develop their understanding of the different types of governance arrangements and the role of Council meetings.  The target audience will be those who are relatively new to democratic service teams and those with a few years experience.

The content is also linked to the Council and Governance module 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 good governance principles and how they apply to democratic services
  • provide an understanding of the internal governance arrangements by which councils exercise their powers
  • examine the differences between Leader & Cabinet and the Committee systems
  • explore how the Full Council meeting operates in different governance settings.

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

Please note that places will be limited to ensure interactivity, early booking is advised.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Ian Millichap.  Ian has over 30 years’ experience of working in local government and has spent 15 years in senior roles.  He has previously worked for London Borough of Southwark as head of the committee governance team.  Ian has Clerked Full Council, Cabinet and all Major Committees and has experience of both Committee and Executive arrangements.  He is a Member of Governance Institute (Formerly ISCA).

Ian now supports ADSO with their virtual training programmes.

Date and time
The course is made up of two virtual workshops, delegates are required to attend both workshops.

  • 2 November 2022 – 9:30 – 12:30
  • 9 November 2022 – 9:30 – 12:30

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend both workshops
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend above workshops

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.

Please note that the invoice will come from the Association of Democratic Service Officers, please ensure that any purchase order number is made out to ADSO.  if you have any questions relating to this please email kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

How to book
To book a place please complete the online booking form below.  Please ensure you provide a purchase order with booking, alternatively please send it to Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk shortly after you book the place.

Click here to book: https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Council-and-its-Governance-Arrangements-ADSO-Course/76198

Terms and conditions of booking
The terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Nov
9
Wed
Part 2: Council and its Governance Arrangements @ Online via Zoom
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO is hosting ‘Council and its Governance Arrangements’ a virtual course in November 2022.  Council and its Governance 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 who wish to develop their understanding of the different types of governance arrangements and the role of Council meetings.  The target audience will be those who are relatively new to democratic service teams and those with a few years experience.

The content is also linked to the Council and Governance module 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 good governance principles and how they apply to democratic services
  • provide an understanding of the internal governance arrangements by which councils exercise their powers
  • examine the differences between Leader & Cabinet and the Committee systems
  • explore how the Full Council meeting operates in different governance settings.

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

Please note that places will be limited to ensure interactivity, early booking is advised.

Trainer
The virtual workshops will be led by Ian Millichap.  Ian has over 30 years’ experience of working in local government and has spent 15 years in senior roles.  He has previously worked for London Borough of Southwark as head of the committee governance team.  Ian has Clerked Full Council, Cabinet and all Major Committees and has experience of both Committee and Executive arrangements.  He is a Member of Governance Institute (Formerly ISCA).

Ian now supports ADSO with their virtual training programmes.

Date and time
The course is made up of two virtual workshops, delegates are required to attend both workshops.

  • 2 November 2022 – 9:30 – 12:30
  • 9 November 2022 – 9:30 – 12:30

Cost

  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend both workshops
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend above workshops

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.

Please note that the invoice will come from the Association of Democratic Service Officers, please ensure that any purchase order number is made out to ADSO.  if you have any questions relating to this please email kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

How to book
To book a place please complete the online booking form below.  Please ensure you provide a purchase order with booking, alternatively please send it to Kirsty.Lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk shortly after you book the place.

Click here to book: https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/Council-and-its-Governance-Arrangements-ADSO-Course/76198

Terms and conditions of booking
The terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Nov
15
Tue
Part 1: Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice @ Online via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO is hosting the interactive, virtual course ‘Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice’ in November 2022. ‘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:

  • 15 November 2022, 9:30 – 12:30
  • 22 November 2022, 9:30 – 12:30

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.

Delegates are required 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 only need to book a place on 15 November 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 info@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Book here:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Introduction-to-Company-Secretarial-Practice/80066

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

 

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

Full details to follow.

ADSO AGM @ To be confirmed
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The time and location of the AGM is to be confirmed.

Nov
18
Fri
ADSO Annual Conference 2022 – Day 2
Nov 18 all-day

Full details to follow.

Nov
22
Tue
Part 2: Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice @ Online via Zoom
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ADSO is hosting the interactive, virtual course ‘Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice’ in November 2022. ‘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:

  • 15 November 2022, 9:30 – 12:30
  • 22 November 2022, 9:30 – 12:30

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.

Delegates are required 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 only need to book a place on 15 November 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 info@emcouncils.gov.uk.  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Book here:  https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/adso/ADSO—Introduction-to-Company-Secretarial-Practice/80066

Virtual Platform
The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.