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Successful relationships between councillors and officers - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy

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Successful relationships between councillors and officers - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
Title:
Successful relationships between councillors and officers - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
When:
On demand
Where:
In-house
Categories:
Governance, Management

Description

Purpose of the Module

To address the key relationship between councillors and officers, to consider the potential areas of friction/risk, to review good practice and guidance and to consider relevant codes of conduct.

Perfect for

  • Newly elected councillors (ideal as part of an induction programme)
  • Councillors in leadership roles
  • Councillors on Standards Committees
  • Councillors in HR roles e.g. staffing committee or appeal panels

Module Content

  • The role of elected councillors in local government
  • The role of officers (including statutory officers)
  • The central importance of the relationship between members and officers in an effective council
  • Good practice and guidance
  • Relevant codes and protocols including any local codes and member/officer protocols
  • Areas of potential risk/friction and how to avoid/mitigate these
  • Skills Framework

Addresses all the skills but particularly

  • Local leadership
  • Partnership working
  • Communication skills
  • Political understanding

Outcomes

That councillors fully understand the inter-dependent roles of members and officers and are confident in the codes, protocols and legal requirements which apply to the relationship.

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Venue

Location:
In-house
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