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

IRSPM Conference 2015

IRSPM Conference 2015

Date
Monday 30th March (00:00:00) - Wednesday 1st April 2015 (00:00:00)
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.
Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
Tuesday 16th June 2015 (00:00:00)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
16-18 June and 13, 14 July 2015. 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.
Chairing Scrutiny

Chairing Scrutiny

Date
Friday 26th June 2015 (09:30:00-16:15:00)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
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 of Commissioning and Contracts

Scrutiny of Commissioning and Contracts

Date
Tuesday 30th June 2015 (09:30:00-16:30:00)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
This seminar is designed for both councillors and officers to identify the salient issues and learn of good practice from other authorities.
Scrutiny of Contracts and Arms-length Arrangements

Scrutiny of Contracts and Arms-length Arrangements

Date
Monday 6th July 2015 (09:30:00-16:30:00)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
This seminar is designed for both councillors and officers to identify the salient issues and learn of good practice from other authorities.
Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Date
Wednesday 4th November 2015 (09:30:00-16:30:00)
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.