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Working In a Political Environment

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Target Audience
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Course Types
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ESCC Directly Provided Services / Practical Skills and Self Development / ESCC Staff
Course description

This course raises awareness of the political environment and decision making processes in East Sussex County Council. It explores the broader political environment in which we work and live. Interactive exercises focus on the varied roles of elected Councillors (Members) and explore the relationship between Members and officers.

Training objectives

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain a better awareness of how the County Council works as a political organisation.

It is recommended as an extension to the induction for all staff and is considered essential for those who are new to a local authority.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • the electoral areas within East Sussex

  • the different roles of elected Members

  • how top level decisions are made in East Sussex County Council

  • the role of overview and scrutiny

  • the nature of the relationship between Members and officers

Additional Information

This session will be conducted through Microsoft Teams.


Start Date
Tuesday 18 January 2022
End Date
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Closing Date
Monday 17 January 2022
09:30 - 13:00
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