Seminar programme 2014

Practical help – where and when you need it.

Aston Webb buildingINLOGOV offers a range of topical seminars on campus, which can also be run in-house for one or a group of local authorities. Some seminars will also be available as webinars, subject to demand.

Each seminar is delivered by experts in the field and includes contributions from practitioners. Participants will be given a pack of tools, techniques and practical information to take away.

We know these are difficult times for local authorities and you have fewer resources to invest in training and development. We offer a number of discounts and offers so do let us know your requirements and we’ll give you the best possible price.

Future events

Scrutiny of Contracts and Arms-length Arrangements

Date
Tuesday 11th November 2014
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.

Chairing Scrutiny: A Training Workshop for Scrutiny Chairs

Date
Friday 14th November 2014
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 at a Crossroads

Date
Tuesday 18th November 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, Muirhead Tower
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.

For more information or to register your interest on any of the above seminars please visit http://shop.bham.ac.uk/ or contact Sarah Smith, 0121 414 8390 (s.e.smith.2@bham.ac.uk)