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Advanced Masterclass in Political Awareness - LLG Training


Advanced Masterclass in Political Awareness - LLG Training
Advanced Masterclass in Political Awareness - LLG Training
Mon, 21 September 2020, 10:00 - 16:00



LLG members £275+VAT

Non members £299+VAT

The content of this full day session will focus on the officer/member relationship and working at the political interface. It will explore complex challenges for officers in senior posts, using case study scenarios. The session will also cover any topical issues which may impact on relevant roles and challenges, for example new reports, guidance, case law and changes to the standards regime.

The course offers an opportunity for experienced delegates who want a refresher and update on current challenges and developments on this topic and/or delegates who have attended LLG’s Essential Guide to Political Awareness session.

We will cover

  • Loca authority governance – the current state of play and recent developments
  • Analysis of member/officer relationships and ethical standards by the Committee for Standards in Public Life
  • Refresher on roles of officer/members and current thinking – does the traditional model still hold good?
  • Reminder of key elements of good governance in a local authority
  • High profile governance failures including examples of councils subject to
    • Public Interest Reports
    • Government intervention
    • External inquiries and inspections (including best value and corporate governance reviews)
  • Lessons learned and practical actions in relation to member/officer relationships

The Masterclass is designed as a workshop to allow for plenty of delegate interaction and discussion.

It will be practical in nature, focusing on skills and tips for tackling real issues which will help delegates back at their councils

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