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October 2019

Expert Chairing Skills for Scrutiny

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London, E1 8AN
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£195

The role of the Chair is pivotal in ensuring scrutiny has an impact. This course is not only about how to run a meeting – it is a course about how to be an effective scrutiny leader, an advocate for transparency and inclusion in your authority and working effectively with the executive. All of which will give scrutiny a higher profile and improve the lives of local people. Drawing on CfPS research and expert facilitation, delegates will learn the best…

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November 2019

Financial Scrutiny Skills

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London, E1 8AN
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£195

Many authorities recognise the need to invest in financial scrutiny training in order that members can provide constructive challenge to the assumptions underpinning a council’s approach to financial planning whilst also capitalising on the social intelligence implicit in councillors’ community leadership roles.  Overview This action-focused one day workshop is aimed at Scrutiny Chairs, Scrutiny Officers, Scrutiny Members, Backbenchers, Chairs of Audit, Section 151 Officers and Senior Finance Officers. Through participation in this session delegates will: Better understand how financial scrutiny can engender greater…

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December 2019

Driving Smarter Scrutiny – Local Government Scrutiny Conference 2019

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
the kings fund, 11–13 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0AN United Kingdom
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£275

The Centre for Public Scrutiny annual conference this year will focus on driving smarter scrutiny. With the publication of new government scrutiny guidance in May, many councils, councillors and officers are considering how they can improve the quality, effectiveness and impact of their scrutiny activities. In the context of continued political, financial and economic uncertainty, this conference is the ‘must attend’ annual gathering for officers and councillors involved in local government scrutiny. In addition, policy-makers and practitioners with scrutiny and…

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