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Robust decision making: challenges and responsibilities - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy

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Robust decision making: challenges and responsibilities - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
Title:
Robust decision making: challenges and responsibilities - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
When:
On demand
Where:
In-house
Categories:
Governance, Management

Description

Purpose of the Module

To outline the components of robust decision making by local authorities, the areas of potential challenge and to explore the role and responsibilities of councillors.

Perfect for

  • Newly elected councillors
  • Refresher know-how for returning councillors
  • All councillors in key decision-making roles

Module Content

  • Lawful decision-making by a local authority
  • “Reasonable and rational” decisions
  • Bias and predetermination
  • Procedural requirements
  • Internal and external challenges and how to avoid them
    • Judicial review
    • Ombudsman
    • Auditor
    • Statutory officers
  • Risks for individual councillors

Skills Framework

Addresses all the skills but particularly

  • Local leadership
  • Political understanding
  • Scrutiny and challenge
  • Regulating and monitoring
Outcomes

That councillors will feel confident in their role in robust decision-making, can identify potential issues and risks early (to avoid/mitigate them) and can minimise challenges.

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Venue

Location:
In-house
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