ADSO Training course – Meetings procedures plus (London) (now full)

21st February 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
London Borough of Wandsworth

**All places are now filled on the ADSO’s “Meeting and Procedures plus” training course. If you want to be put onto waiting list, please email**


This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers with experience in servicing meetings and assumes a basic level of knowledge and competence in this area.


Workshop topics:

  • Motions and amendments PLUS: exploring formal and procedural motions and their effect on meetings;
  • Role of Elected and Co-opted Members;
  • Constitutional Issues PLUS – looking at quorums, calling meetings, urgent items and Key Decisions;
  • Committees/ bodies for special purposes, looking at Joint Committees within the same Authority and join working
  • Committees/ bodies with other Authorities and Area Committees
  • Constitutional issues and joint working
  • Access to information PLUS – including rights of the public and press, the issue of ‘need to know’ for Councillors, FOI and statutory records;
  • Exempt and confidential information;
  • Meetings procedures PLUS surgery.

Course Length: 10.00am registration (10.15am start to 4.00pm)

Cost: £95 + VAT (including lunch) for ADSO Members and £130+ VAT (including lunch) for non ADSO Members*


To book a place on the course, please email: 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.