Events 

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the department and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with. More events throughout the School of Government and Society.

INLOGOV offers a wide range of events including Five day accredited short courses and One day seminars.

Forthcoming events

Shaping the 21st century public servant

Date
Monday 3rd November 2014
Description
This ESRC Festival of Social Sciences event focuses on what needs to be done so that people working to deliver public services can embody the values, attitudes and behaviours that are needed for 21st Century public services.

Parliament and the Legislative Process

Date
Friday 7th November 2014
Description
This ESRC Festival of Social Science workshop will provide an in depth exploration of the legislative process in the UK for AS and A level Government and Politics students.

IRSPM Conference 2015

Date
Monday 30th March - Wednesday 1st April 2015
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Public management faces a 'perfect storm' of challenges ranging from growing expectations and demand, demographic change and financial constraint. Whilst some have sought to look for stability in weathering the storm, others have argued for more radical alternatives.

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

Date
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Description
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

Date
Friday 14th November 2014
Description
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

Date
Tuesday 18th November 2014
Description
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.

 

Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Date
Monday 6th October 2014
Description
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.

Certificate in Scrutiny Methods and Investigations (3 day course)

Date
Wednesday 19th November 2014
Description
This programme is designed for those involved or interested in scrutiny in local government. Learn more about applied research techniques, policy analysis along with practical information gathering techniques. Participants who opt to complete an assignment will be awarded for 10 higher education credits at postgraduate level upon successful completion.

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Description
03, 04 and 05 March and 28, 29 April 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.