The Improvement Service is offering a series of free workshops to support locally elected members to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge. Local government, and public services in Scotland, are facing challenges that will require the utmost skill and dedication from elected members to successfully navigate. These workshops will support elected members to develop their knowledge and skills to effectively carry out the complex roles and responsibilities expected of them.
The workshops are held on a cross-council, cross-party basis at venues across Scotland and spaces will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Each workshop will be highly discursive and interactive, with elected members playing a full and active role.
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be co-facilitated by the Improvement Service and David O’Neill, former President, COSLA.
The first half of this workshop will explore the purpose of scrutiny, what effective scrutiny looks like and what power scrutiny has. The afternoon will focus on the some of the key skills elected members need to demonstrate in order to carry out their scrutiny role effectively.