Executive development

If you are an employer looking for a course for your employees, or an individual investing in your own personal development, we offer a diverse range of courses and pathways of study and development. All of our Executive development courses are designed to reflect work-based practice, while also benefiting from the internationally significant research that is inherent in our strong academic knowledge base.

We have a wide range of Continuing professional development (CPD) options from degrees to accredited short courses and seminars:

Visit our Postgraduate degrees page to view further information on the different types of degrees offered.

Seminar programme 2014

INLOGOV offers a range of topical seminars on campus, which can also be run in-house for one or a group of local authorities. More information about our Seminar programme.


Scrutiny of Contracts and Arms-length Arrangements

Tuesday 11th November 2014
This seminar is designed for both councillors and officers to identify the salient issues and learn of good practice from other authorities.

Chairing Scrutiny: A Training Workshop for Scrutiny Chairs

Friday 14th November 2014
Chairing Scrutiny is different from chairing traditional service committees - putting even experienced service chairs at a disadvantage. The seminar will explore the skills required to support good scrutiny and the special demands it makes on those who take the chair.

Scrutiny at a Crossroads

Tuesday 18th November 2014
One day seminar - Primarily because of the harsh financial regime local government is working within many councils are questioning the role and purpose of scrutiny. This seminar is designed to address these issues head on by recognising the threats and opportunities faced by scrutiny and developing best practice.

Five day accredited short courses

The department has an exciting range of five day programmes to compliment and expand our existing portfolio. More information about our accredited short courses.


Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Monday 29th September 2014
29, 30 September and 01 October 2014 and 27, 28 October 2014. This Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning focuses directly on the current challenge of coping with public service funding cuts at a time of rising service needs and expectations.

Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny

Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th October 2014
This three day programme works through the stages and techniques of the scrutiny process, and the ways in which it may be used both to hold executives to account and to develop policy. It may be used as an induction and training in the principles of good scrutiny for those who are new or relatively new to the topic (including an update on issues for scrutiny raised by new legislation and the Coalition's approach to local government). It will also assist those with experience of scrutiny to develop their skills and improve their practice.


See also the Continuing professional development page for further information.