Oct
4
Fri
ADSO training course – “Just a minute”(LB Barking and Dagenham) **FULLY BOOKED** @ Committee Room 2, 1st Floor
Oct 4 @ 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

 

Nov
11
Mon
ADSO training course – “Working in a Political Environment “(Birmingham City Council) @ Birmingham City Council
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to improve their understanding of the roles of Members and Officers and to develop their political awareness.

Workshop topics:

  • Members and Officers – differences and similarities
  • Understanding the different roles of Members
  • The political context
  • Skills and behaviours for working effectively in a political environment
  • Protocols and codes of conduct
  • Case studies
  • Surgery – an opportunity for delegates to raise issues from their own Authorities
  • Learning points and action planning

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
24
Fri
ADSO training course – “Working in a Political Environment”(Wigan) – FULLY BOOKED @ Wigan Council
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  Please email sarah.hawkins@adso.co.uk if you wish to be put on a waiting list.

 

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to improve their understanding of the roles of Members and Officers and to develop their political awareness.

Workshop topics:

  • Members and Officers – differences and similarities
  • Understanding the different roles of Members
  • The political context
  • Skills and behaviours for working effectively in a political environment
  • Protocols and codes of conduct
  • Case studies
  • Surgery – an opportunity for delegates to raise issues from their own Authorities
  • Learning points and action planning
Aug
7
Fri
LGA Code of Conduct consultation webinar @ Virtual meeting
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
26
Thu
ADSO AGM @ Webinar
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

AGM 2020 Agenda Pack

extension: pdf

ADSO Awards Ceremony @ Webinar
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dec
1
Tue
Module 1: Council and its Governance @ Online via Zoom
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Council and its Governance

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Council and its Governance’.  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.

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

  • 1 December – 9:30 – 12:30
  • 10 December – 9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.

Cost

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

Virtual Platform

The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

Places are limited to ensure interactivity so book early to avoid disappointment using the link below:

BOOK NOW

You only need to book once to access both modules of the course.

Dec
10
Thu
Module 2: Council and its Governance @ Online via Zoom
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Council and its Governance

ADSO are delighted to announce the launch of the interactive, virtual course ‘Council and its Governance’.  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.

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

  • 1 December – 9:30 – 12:30
  • 10 December – 9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.

Cost

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

Virtual Platform

The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

Places are limited to ensure interactivity so book early to avoid disappointment using the link below:

BOOK NOW

You only need to book once to access both modules of the course.

Jan
14
Thu
Module 1: Structures and Functions @ Online via Zoom
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Further details and booking instructions to follow

Jan
21
Thu
Module 2: Structures and Functions @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Further information and booking details to follow

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