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Leading and Chairing Scrutiny for Officers

Overview and scrutiny is a challenging but rewarding role that can have a great impact in your locality. This one day workshop will provide Officers who support and lead scrutiny with the knowledge and skills to maximise the potential of overview and scrutiny. The workshop will consider all aspects of the overview and scrutiny roles to support scrutiny improvement and enhance performance.

The objectives of this course are:

  • to provide Officers with an oversight of the leadership role of scrutiny

  • to be able to develop and prioritise a high-impact scrutiny work programme

  • to provide the means to support and facilitate an effective relationship between Cabinet and scrutiny

  • to lead and support successful engagement with the public and partners in the work of scrutiny

  • to be able to maximise internal and external influence to support successful outcomes

  • to provide methods to support and structure the committee / panel questioning and engaging witnesses.


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

  • Prioritising a high-impact overview and scrutiny work programme

  • Developing the Cabinet and overview and scrutiny relationship

  • Engaging the public and partners and media in overview and scrutiny

  • Exerting internal and external influence - influence v decision making, including identifying your own influencing style

  • Engaging witnesses, supporting and facilitating effective questioning

  • Action planning - taking the learning forward


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

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