Weekly message from the Vice Chair

On the day of the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final – whose idea was that! – the ADSO newsletter takes precedence, and quite rightly so. There have been a number of developments in the last week which I am keen to share with you. As I said in my newsletter back in February, … Continued

Weekly update from the Chair

I hope those of you who were involved in the elections have recovered and that member induction is going well. I always enjoyed the induction process as it is great opportunity for democratic services to make a positive impression with new members and forge good relationships for years to come. We’ve completed the first round … Continued

Weekly update from ADSO’s Director of Communications.

This weeks update from Wayne, Director of Communications Hope all those that were working on elections have had a chance to get some rest over the sunny bank holiday and ready for those member training and induction sessions. Speaking of training sessions, we still have places left on our “Effective Scrutiny Officer” training courses in … Continued

Weekly message from ADSO’s Director of Development

ADSO continues to run its annual training programme and details can be found on the website, with some linked directly to our qualifications. We are increasingly being asked to run bespoke courses for authorities or groups of authorities and we are very happy to do this where there is demand. For example, we ran a … Continued

Weekly message from ADSO’s Finance Director

This weeks message comes from the Finance Director, John Lynch I had the pleasure of attending both the London and East of England Regional meetings over the last two weeks. Both were well attended with good contributions being made at both meetings. Peter Snow,  the Committee and Electoral Services Manager for Uttlesford District Council was … Continued

Weekly message from the Company Secretary

At its last meeting on 23rd March, the ADSO Board agreed that Directors would take turns to prepare the weekly message to accompany the bulletin: this week, it’s our Company Secretary, Peter Sass:  The ADSO Board has decided to have an ‘away day’ in June to discuss a number of matters. In particular, we want to discuss … Continued

Weekly update from the Chair

I know many of you are involved in elections and it is a busy time for you, I hope that is going well. ADSO has had queries from a number of Authorities about whether our training courses and qualifications are eligible for funding by the Apprenticeship levy. These queries included the possibility of setting up … Continued

Employability programme – University of Exeter

I hope you had a great Easter break despite some of the awful weather some of us have had. I have had an e mail from the University of Exeter promoting their new employability programme  “Pathways to Politics, Government and the Public Sector”. This is set out below. As you will see, they are looking … Continued

Update from Chair

The Board met last Friday and had a productive meeting. Partnership working with other organisations was one area we discussed and something we will continue to enhance in the coming months. The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) are having their Regional Symposium in Stratford upon Avon in 2019 and ADSO will play a key … Continued

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