Local Government Courses

We offer a range of in-house development courses for officers specifically working in the public sector..  Following discussions with you regarding your requirements, we provide you with a training proposal which includes suggestions for content, duration and delivery methods.  These sessions can be delivered as repeated sessions for courses intended for your full workforce or large numbers or one-off sessions for a small group of officers.  Popular courses in this category are:

Local Government Structure

This ½-day workshop is aimed at those who need to have an understanding of the structure, types, responsibilities and context of local government.  It is particularly suitable for those who have moved into local government from the private sector and those whose work is connected to local government, such as the voluntary sector and covers topics such as:

  • Background and the developing role of local government
  • The relationship with central government
  • The legal framework, powers and duties
  • Modern structures and decision-making
Political Awareness

This ½-day workshop is aimed at those new to local government and provides an overview of the considerations and knowledge required to effectively engage with Councillors, ensuring an overall understanding of the political context and terminology and covers topics such as:

  • Why Councillors stand for election
  • The role of political groups
  • Proportionality and the constraints on Councillors
  • The importance of political neutrality
  • Political sensitivities
ADSO Certificate and Diploma

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