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Introduction to scrutiny – short course

November 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Our ‘Introduction to scrutiny’ short course is designed to be completed remotely over 10 days at your own pace. It will provide a small cohort with the practical tools they need to address scrutiny in their own authorities.

Our short courses involve:

  • Opening 60 min group webinar introducing the course content, key concepts and objectives;
  • Access to a short workbook to carry out self-led exercises;
  • Input and feedback on exercises from your peers;
  • Individual 20 min video session with an expert trainer to check progress;
  • Signposting to further learning including putting together an action plan;
  • Closing 60 min group plenary session to share learning;
  • Award of certificate.

The ‘Introduction to scrutiny’ short course content will include:

  • An overview of the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective scrutineer;
  • The legislation that governs scrutiny;
  • Access to information, basic questioning, building relationships, community engagement and work planning;
  • Fostering a culture of openness and transparency;
  • Ensuring scrutiny is seen as an important part of local democracy and integral to your authority’s governance arrangements.

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November 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am
November 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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