Friday 30 October 2020

Successful Councillor Development Workshop

No matter which local authority you speak to (that has achieved the charter), strong and clear connections are made between the support and investment the authority has made in councillor learning and development and the delivery of better services for residents.

Given the challenges and opportunities facing local government, the councillor development charter framework provides a clear and focused approach to supporting councillor learning and development to manage the difficult decisions ahead.

By coming to our informal workshop you will discover:

  • Why the charter is integral to successful councillor development (and the achievement of strategic priorities and better services for residents)
  • What is required to achieve the charter given the NEWLY FOCUSED CHARTER GUIDELINES
  • Practical tips for starting (or continuing) on your charter journey from experienced charter authorities

If you can answer yes (or almost!) to all of the questions below, you may find you are further ahead on your councillor development charter journey than you imagined!

Is your authority interested in developing its councillors?

Do you have a budget for councillor learning and development?

Have you got a member led and planned approach to devising and implementing councillor learning and development?

Do you implement improvements to councillor learning & development activities as they are identified?

Does your authority take any action to publicise the role of the councillor and encourage people in the community to become councillors?

The workshop will be facilitated by Lisa Butterfill and Moira Hunt from East Midlands Councils who lead the regional charter assessment in the region.  They will be joined by officers and councillors from successful charter authorities.

For the range of councillor development support you can access from East Midlands Councils please use the link below:

Who is this for?

These events will be of interest to councillors and officers involved in councillor learning & development.

Date, Time & Venue

30 September 2014

10.00am – 12.00noon followed by light refreshments.

Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road,

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0PB

14 October 2014

6.00pm – 8.00pm with light refreshments from 5.30pm

Newark & Sherwood District Council


The cost of attending each session is FREE to EMC subscribing authorities

To find out if your authority is subscribed to EMC visit - here

How to book

To book your place on this event please follow the link below. 

If you have any questions please contact

Moira Hunt  or 01664 502636

Upcoming Dates for this event