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Effective use of evidence and data

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


For most members and officers tasked with scrutiny, the problem isn’t about lacking the necessary information – it’s having too much. Making sure that scrutiny remains focussed and incisive requires a forensic and analytical approach to evidence and data.

This course will help attendees to make sure they ask for, and are able to analyse, the key data required to pursue their lines of enquiry. It will enable them to have a better grasp on planning and performance and effectively hold cabinet members and officers to account.


10.00   Arrival and refreshments

10.30   Welcome, introductions, aims and objectives

11.00   Learning: getting to grips with the basics

12.00   Lunch

12.45   Understanding: what’s out there, analysis and reflection

2.30     Break

2.45     Challenging: scrutinising and improving

3.30     Developing and Mastering: developing a culture of evidence-informed policy-making

The session will end at around 4.20

Places cost £195 + VAT per person for Local Authority delegates and £225 + VAT per person for commercial sector delegates.

Buy 3 get 1 free – In recognition that authorities may benefit from sending multiple delegates to the same training event. This discount is applied automatically at check-out.

Full programme and further details will follow shortly.

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April 25
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Royal Society of Public Health
John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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