Weekly update – Wayne Chandai, Director of Communications.

Our training program is yet to be finalised and we will be releasing more details in the new year. The North West Region are running a Meetings Procedures Plus course at Wigan Council on 22nd January 2019 and delegates from other regions are welcome to book on, South East Employers are running a four-day Committee Administration course split over … Continued

Weekly update – John Austin, Chair

Hello from a very wet North West. We had the ADSO Board meeting on Friday 7th and I was delighted to welcome four new members as follows:   Susan Biddle – Director of Training Debbie Janes –  Eastern co-representative (maternity cover for Joanna Boaler) Leanna McPherson – London representative Pete Savage – Board Secretary Debbie … Continued

Annual Conference update – Sue Keogh

I have just returned from our 10th Annual Conference and I am delighted to say that it was another great event. Over 150 delegates attended the two days in Nottingham and were able to network with colleagues as part of the facilitated discussions and workshops and more informally during the drinks reception and dinner. We … Continued

Weekly update – John Lynch, Finance Director

Next week is our conference and we have a great attendance from delegates, speakers and sponsors yet again. I am really looking forward to attending some of the workshops and hearing from the speakers.  However we haven’t been resting on our laurels as Sue Keogh and I have been investigating possible venues for 2019 and … Continued

Weekly update – Company Secretary, Peter Sass

The annual conference is just over a week away now. We look forward to welcoming all of the delegates to this year’s conference, which we believe will be an excellent event with interesting workshops, facilitated discussions and speakers. The conference programme is here: https://www.adso.co.uk/annual-conference-2018/ Last Friday evening, John Austin, John Lynch, Sue Keogh and I were … Continued

Weekly update from Vice Chair, Dave Burn

This week’s newsletter is published just two weeks ahead of our conference. It only seems like a couple of months ago that the ADSO massive were up strutting their funky stuff – and that was before the disco! In this week’s newsletter we have: Scrutiny Guidance – our response As you may recall, the response … Continued

Weekly update from Sue Keogh, Director of Development

This week’s news is all about personal and professional development and some of the opportunities offered by ADSO and its partners. Firstly, as part of the planning for this year’s conference, I am delighted to say that we will have 20 completed learners collecting their certificates at conference – the most ever! Some of them … Continued

Weekly update – Wayne Chandai, Director of Communications

A number of Board members have mentioned in their weekly update the development of Overview and Scrutiny guidance. We are of course aware that, where O&S is concerned, the performance of councils across the country varies considerably, but we would like the guidance to be informative even for those who consider they already have effective … Continued

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