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Working In a Political Environment (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
Admin Contact
Corporate Training Mail Box (
Target Audience
All users
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Practical Skills and Self Development / ESCC Staff
Core Skills and Knowledge / ESCC Induction Training
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 EastSussex

  • 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

Please note:

Parking around St. Mary's House is scarce due to limited parking.

Corporate Training offer a selection of teas/coffees, hot chocolate and biscuits.


Start Date
Friday 20 November 2020
End Date
Friday 20 November 2020
Closing Date
Thursday 19 November 2020
09:15 - 13:00
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