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

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ADSO Awards Ceremony @ Webinar
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Jan
29
Fri
ADSO Webinar – Councillor Code of Conduct @ via GoTo Webinar
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The new Councillors’ Code of Conduct was published by the LGA in December 2020. This free webinar, hosted by ADSO, will take place on Friday 29th January at 10.30, lasting for one hour.

Paul Hoey from Hoey Ainscough Associates and the co-architect of the new code will present its key elements and in particular the changes from the consultation version. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Paul and share your views.

THE WEBINAR IS NOW FULL.

A recording of the webinar will be made available to access by all ADSO members if you have not been able to book on.  Look out for announcements on social media and the website.

The webinar is sponsored by Public-I providing hardware and software to the public sector for the best meeting experience.

 

 

Feb
12
Fri
ADSO Webinar – Councillor Code of Conduct @ via GoTo Webinar
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The new Councillors’ Code of Conduct was published by the LGA in December 2020. This second free webinar, hosted by ADSO, will take place on Friday 12th February at 14:00, lasting for one hour.

Paul Hoey from Hoey Ainscough Associates and the co-architect of the new code will present its key elements and in particular the changes from the consultation version. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Paul and share your views.

To register for the webinar, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5555929424655932429

If you are unable to attend or are unable to book on, a recording of the webinar along with the earlier one from 29th January, will be made available to access by all ADSO members.  Look out for announcements on social media, in the newsletter and on the website.

 

 

Mar
10
Wed
ADSO Webinar – Civic Support @ via GoTo Webinar
Mar 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

****FULLY BOOKED****** Come into my Parlour! – demystifying the management of civic office

There is good evidence that, as longstanding Mayor’s and Chair’s Secretaries retire, they are not being replaced like for like. Instead, a senior manager might stalk the Democratic Services corridor and put their hand on the shoulder of an unsuspecting DSO, announcing ‘I want you to take on management of the civic office’.

After the initial shock, thoughts will turn to ‘what does it entail?’ ‘where do I start?’ and ‘who can I talk to for support?’

This ADSO webinar will set you in the right direction and will be led by Phil O’Brien, who has 37 years’ experience in the field. A former Head of Democratic Services at Derby City Council, Phil’s first local government role was as Assistant Mayor’s Officer and he served 32 consecutive Mayors. Phil is a founder member and sits on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Civic Officers (NACO) and is author of ‘Surviving Scrutiny – a 21st Century Civic Office.’ He also helped develop the ADSO Diploma Civic Pathway.

Hosted by ADSO, the webinar will take place on Wednesday 10th March from 3.30-4.30pm.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Phil and share your views.

The webinar is sponsored by Link Support Services (UK) Ltd (www.linksupportservices.co.uk). Link is in its 27th year providing highly regarded bespoke member and officer training.  It supports over 150 Councils, Police and Crime Panels, Fire and Rescue Authorities and Combined Authorities with their member and officer training requirements and are a NACO approved training partner.

 

Mar
17
Wed
ADSO Webinar – Rules relating to the pre-election period @ via GoTo Webinar
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

*****FULLY BOOKED*****

This webinar will be presented by Mark Heath, one of the most experienced and respected Returning Officers in the country. Mark, who for over 20 years was also a Monitoring Officer, will take you through the rules relating to the pre-election period (sometimes known incorrectly as purdah) for Councils, particularly from a democratic services aspect, using practical examples to guide you through the election period.

Hosted by ADSO, the webinar will take place on Wednesday 17th March from 12.30-1.30pm including a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of Mark and share your views.

The webinar is sponsored by Public-i (https://www.public-i.tv/webcasting-services/hybrid-link/#Hybrid_Link) Established in 2000, Public-i is the leading provider of live-streaming and audio-visual services to the public sector providing hardware and software to the public sector for the best meeting experience.

 

Sep
30
Thu
ADSO Webinar – School Appeals: The Basics @ via GoTo Webinar
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free webinar, hosted by ADSO, will take place on Thursday 30th September 2021 from 11.00am – 12.00pm.  The session is particularly suitable for clerks new to the role and will cover the basics of school admissions appeals and how they work.

The presenters will be Ann Coldicott, Democratic Services Manager, Essex County Council and Rachel Williamson, Democratic Services Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and share your views through a Q&A session following the main presentation.

To register for the webinar, please click on the following link which will take you to the registration page:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8437279912774995728

The webinar is sponsored FCS Software Solutions (https://fcssoftware.co.uk/ ), delivering the next generation of Local Government Software.  Their AppealsPro Management solution is suite of secure, web-based applications that are designed to manage school appeals and exclusions across all schools and key stages from reception to secondary.

AppealsPro Brochure

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Nov
10
Wed
ADSO Webinar – School Appeals: Best Practice @ via GoTo Webinar
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free webinar, hosted by ADSO, will take place on Wednesday 10th November 2021 from 11.00am – 12.00pm.  This second session on School Appeals will provide more detail about best practice at hearings and in relation clerk’s notes and decisions.

The presenters will be Rachel Williamson, Democratic Services Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils and Ann Coldicott, Democratic Services Manager, Essex County Council.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and share your views through a Q&A session following the main presentation.

To register for the webinar, please click on the following link which will take you to the registration page:

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4608593507919653387

The webinar is sponsored FCS Software Solutions (https://fcssoftware.co.uk/ ), delivering the next generation of Local Government Software.  Their AppealsPro Management solution is suite of secure, web-based applications that are designed to manage school appeals and exclusions across all schools and key stages from reception to secondary.

 

AppealsPro Brochure

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Nov
25
Thu
ADSO Annual Conference 2021 – Day 1 @ via Goto Webinar
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:15 pm

For full details and to book click here

Please note you only need to submit one booking form which covers both days of the conference.

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