ADSO training course – Meetings Procedures Plus

22nd January 2019 all-day
Wigan Council
ADSO Members £95, Non members £130 (including lunch)

Target Audience:
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.

Ian Millichip, Associate trainer for ADSO

Booking Information:
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.

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