Training course

Advanced Masterclass in Political Awareness

21 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Bevan Brittan LLP, London

Fleet Place House, 2 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RF

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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

This masterclass will address the following requirements of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A3 Work within the limits of their competence and the supervision which they need

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

C2 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with clients

C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people

D1 Initiate, plan, prioritise and manage work activities and projects to ensure that they are completed efficiently, on time and to an appropriate standard both in relation to their own work and work that they lead or supervise

D3 Apply good business practice

Advanced Masterclass in Political Awareness

21 September 2020 | 10:00 - 16:00

£195 +VAT

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