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Leading and Chairing Scrutiny

Overview and scrutiny is a challenging but rewarding role. This one day workshop will provide current and potential Chairs of Scrutiny with the knowledge and skills to undertake the role successfully. The workshop will consider all aspects of the Chairman and Vice Chairman's role to support scrutiny improvement and enhance performance.

The objectives of this course are:

  • to provide Members with an oversight of the leadership role of overview and scrutiny
  • to develop and prioritise the scrutiny work programme
  • to prioritise and project scope an in-depth scrutiny investigation/review
  • to engage public and partners in the work of scrutiny
  • to be able to exercise influence
  • how to effectively plan and structure the committee/panel questions
  • making evidence based recommendations


Mark Palmer, Development Director, SEE

About us

SEE is a Regional Employers' Organisation. We offer advice to local authorities across the south east, in addition to a range of training, development and consultancy opportunities tailored to your needs


Content will include:

  • The leadership role of overview and scrutiny
  • Priorising the overview and scrutiny work programme
  • Engaging the public and partners in the work of scrutiny
  • Exerting influence - influence v decision making
  • The chair's role in supporting and facilitating effective questioning
  • Action planning - developing your skills

For further information regarding Overview and Scrutiny, please contact Mark Palmer or call 01962 840664.

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