Thursday 14 November 2019

Northamptonshire Member Development programme

This programme is free to elected Members in Northamptonshire (Northamptonshire C C; Northampton B C, Corby B C, Kettering B C, Daventry D C, South Northamptonshire Council; Borough of Wellingborough, East Northamptonshire Council.)

Workshop, Date and Time 

Community Leadership and Engagement - 7th November 2012 (2pm-5pm) - Northamptonshire C C

Working Smarter - 29th November 2012 (6pm-9pm) - Kettering Borough Council

Communicating Effectively - 23rd November 2012 (2pm-5pm) - Corby B C

Media Skills - 15th January 2013 (2pm-5pm) - Daventry D C

Speed Reading - 6th February 2013 (6pm-9pm) - South Northants Council

Working Smarter - 15th May 2013 (2pm-5pm) - Northampton Borough Council

Media Skills - 21st May 2013 (6pm-9pm) - Corby B C

Speed Reading - 11th June 2013 (2pm-5pm) - Wellingborough B C

Community Leadership and Engagement - 26th June 2013 (6pm-9pm) - Northampton B C

Communicating Effectively - 11th July 2013 (6pm-9pm) - Daventry D C

Effective Meetings - 16th July 2013 (6pm-9pm) - Kettering Borough Council

Effective Meetings - 17th July 2013 (2pm-5pm) - South Northants Council

For sessions between  2pm – 5pm,  refreshments from 1.30pm (Tea, coffee and biscuits)
For sessions between  6pm – 9pm   refreshments from 5.30pm (Tea, coffee and light buffet at the discretion of the authority)

 Communications and Booking Process

Please can we ask that your members book with a nominated contact within your authority and that they forward to Lisa Bushell the names of members as you get them.  This help us understand the numbers for each workshop at the earliest stage and helps avoid unnecesary cancellation charges.

One week before the event, EMC will provide joining instructions for each delegate to include workshop name, date, timing, location and car parking/access arrangements.   This will usually sent to the nominated contact to forward onto the member (s) attending.

Facilitators equipment/requirements

I would be grateful if you could arrange for Laptop, projector and flipchart to be available for each session.  If your authority has encrypted laptops please let me know and I will ask the facilitator to bring their own.

Room style

Could you please arrange for the room layout to be as conducive to learning as possible.  If facilitators have particular requirements with regard to this we will advise prior to the workshop.


Our facilitators are well briefed on the programme and are happy to open up the training sessions as normal, however if you or one of your Members would like to introduce the session and encourage attendance and awareness of the whole programme, then this would be definitely welcome.           


Participating delegates will complete an on the day feedback form.

Please can I ask you to print these out and give to the facilitator at the beginning of the session and ensure they are handed in to either yourselves or nominated councillor/officer in your authority.

I would be grateful if you could return the completed forms to me by post to the address below or scanned and e-mailed to

If you have any additional questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Bushell, East Midlands Councils, Phoenix House, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0UL.  Direct Line 01664 502640


Newsletter showing all training Newsletter to show all training

Community Leadership and Engagement

Community Leadership & Engagement - 7 Nov 2012

Community Leadership and Engagement - 26 June 2013

Working Smarter

Working Smarter - 29 Nov 2012

Working Smarter - 15 May 2013

Communicating Effectively

Communicating Effectively - 23 Nov 2012

Communicating Effectively - 11 July 2013 

Media Skills

Media Skills - 15 Jan 2013

Media Skills - 21 May 2013.

Speed Reading

Speed Reading - 6 Feb 2013

Speed Reading - 11 June 2013

Effective Meetings

Effective Meetings - 16 July 2013

Effective Meetings - 17 July 2013

Evaluation - feedback from sessions and attendance sheets

Community Leadership and Engagement - 7th November

Signed Attendance Sheet

Summary feedback - Community Leadership - 7th Nov

Working Smarter - 29th November 2012

Signed Attendance Sheet

Summary Feedback - Working Smarter - 29 Nov

Media Skills - 15 January 2013

Signed attendance sheet

Summary feedback - Media Skills - 15 Jan 2013

 Speed Reading - 6th February 2013

Signed attendance list

Summary evaluation forms