Weekly message from Wayne Chandai, Director of Communications

Below are some events over the next few weeks that i wanted to remind members about, there are also places still available on our training courses, Just a Minute, Law and Practice and Working in a Political Environment.

ADSO London Branch – Summer Seminar 5th July

The ADSO London Branch Summer Seminar is taking place on Friday 5th July at London Councils. This year the branch are focusing on the challenges faced by Local Government and will be hearing from Chief Execs, Councillors and Democratic Services Managers.

There will also be some facilitated workshops covering the following areas:

Governance Reviews – What is the Point?
Setting Boundaries – Personal Resilience for Managing Professional Challenges
Being a Councillor – what the challenges are and what I need from Democratic Services?

More details can be found here: 

LGA Annual Conference – 2 – 4 July 2019

Once again, ADSO will be present at the LGA Conference in Bournemouth. We have enjoyed the last few years partnering with Modern.Gov. This year however we are joining forces with the Centre for Public Scrutiny, DemSoc and Lawyers in Local Government to form a larger Democracy Hub. We hope that our combined stand will be a focal point for members and officers wishing to discuss democracy in its widest sense. Please do all you can to encourage your Authority’s delegates to visit our stand to say hello. We also have a few freebies to give away!

Health Scrutiny and Assurance Conference – 18 July 2019

The Centre for Public Scrutiny have just launched a 3for2 offer on tickets for their Health Scrutiny and Assurance Conference on 18th July at The King’s Fund. Use discount code ‘3for2’ when booking.  

Full programme

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now confirmed and some great speakers and workshop options. More details at link below:


ADSO Annual Conference – 21 – 22 November 2019

The programme this year has a wide range of workshops and a number of speakers. Paul Turrell, Chief Executive Runnymede Borough Council will be discussing with us Place Shaping and Commercialism, we will also be joined by the Elected Mayor of Bristol City Council, Marvin Rees and we have invited back Steve Head our motivational speaker after his well received workshop last year. Question Time is also popular and Peter Stanyon for the AEA will be chairing a Panel and the main event the ADSO Annual General Meeting of course. Dinner and Awards ceremony will take place on the evening of the 21st and a reminder that this years conference is taking place in Bristol. More details here:


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