Issue - meetings

Report on Member Training

Meeting: 11/01/2022 - Executive (Item 15)

Members' Training

To consider the report of the Corporate Manager Democratic & Civic Support.


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RESOLVED that the Executive note the Members’ Training report.


Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.




The Executive received the report which provided a quarterly update on the Members’ training programme and included Members’ attendance for the training sessions from 22 September 2021 to present and their feedback on the sessions attended.


The Councillor Development Steering Group had been undertaking a review of the Members’ Induction Programme ahead of the May 2022 elections. Particular reference was made to:-


·        contacting the newly elected councillors, to get their detailed feedback on the induction programme;

·        requesting officers who conduct training to attend the next meeting of the Councillor Development Steering Group, to hear Members’ views to help improve the development programme;

·        the implementation of star ranking system to highlight the importance of sessions being held;

·        the implementation of a manual update for Members attendance for those who have viewed the training recording, but were unable to attend the live session; and

·        continue to maximise the Zoom functions for delivering training, which showed attendance was still higher than when sessions had been held in a physical capacity.


In response to a question from a Member, the Corporate Manager Democratic & Civic Support confirmed that training sessions for the Council’s Harbour Board would be included as part of the training provided to Members.


RESOLVED that the Executive note the Members’ Training report.