Tuesday 22 September 2020

Support for Councillor Development

East Midlands Councils (EMC) provides a comprehensive Councillor Development programme for councils in the East Midlands that range from policy events covering issues such as Welfare Reform, to personal development planning for Councillors.

The Councillor Development and support programme includes;

East Midlands Councils Policy Brief

EMC publishes a weekly briefing service with the latest digested news for local government.  If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly email please contact Peter.Williams@emcouncils.gov.uk

Skills workshops delivered in house or at our headquarters on areas such as Chairing skills, Time management and Presentation skills

Regional Programme of Briefing events

The Regional Programme of Briefing events, is a series of 6 low cost knowledge based events for councillors in the region, the programme is tailored specifically to the needs of Councillors in the East Midlands.  The Regional Programme of Briefing events provides local authorities with access to continuing professional development for Councillors at an incredibly low cost. 

For subscribing members of the programme the cost for each place works out at just less than £42.  This represents a saving of £2,500 on similar development opportunities.


Councillor Development Skills programme

EMC offers a range of skills development events for Councillors, details of the events in the current programme can be found via www.emcouncils.gov.uk/Councillor-Development-Events

East Midlands Regional Councillor Development Charter

EMC supports the assessment and validation of the East Midlands Councillor Development Charter.  For further information on the charter, including what is involved and which authorities have been awarded the Charter in the East Midlands visit


Practitioner Networks

Health and Well-Being Board Chairs' Network - The Health and Well-Being Board (HWB) Chairs' Network supports HWB Chairs to develop their their role through exchange of information, practice and ideas.  http://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/Health

Adult Social Care Lead Members Network

Councillor Development Network - The Councillor Development Network supports both local authority Members and Officers responsible for councillor learning and development, by sharing knowledge, information and ideas across the region through discussions and presentations.  http://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/Councillor-Development-Network

Scrutiny Network - The East Midlands Councils Scrutiny network is a local authority network for Councillors and Officers involved with Scrutiny.  http://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/Scrutiny-Network

Other Councillor Development services include;

  • Community Leadership Awards
  • Member Development Political Skills Audit Tool
  • Personal Development Planning for Councillors
  • Action Learning Sets for Councillors
  • Developing Impact and Influence Workshops for Councillors

For further information about the support EMC provides to Councillors visit - www.emcouncils.gov.uk/Councillor-Development