Member Induction healthcheck results – North West Bridget Harris North West Member Development Officer Meeting April 14th ...
If government is going to change we will need politicians to change too
manifesto for a modern local politics
research checklist developed with help from member development officers, leadership advisors and research on council's own...
checklist 1. Before the Election what, when and why become a councillor
checklist 2. After the Election: day one practicalities
checklist 3. After the Election: people
checklist 4. First Month: introducing the member to the council
checklist 5. First Month: introducing the council to the member
checklist 6. doing the job working inside the council
checklist 7. doing the job working outside the council
checklist 8. death by powerpoint what tools were used?
checklist 9. On going support: member development strategy
checklist 10. On going strategy: review and evaluation
 
 
responses So far there's been 230 responses from over 150 Local Authorities, across every region in England  (and Wales)
 
x21 responses say their council doesn't offer any kind of 'day one' basic support, like tour of building, carparking, secu...
 
58% offer PDP's to their members x 40% facilitate political mentoring 25% offer ward/division 'walks' with officers and me...
 
55% provide detailed information at ward level 28% organise meetings with key community representatives 48% encourage memb...
 
67% convene a member development steering group 73% encourage existing cllrs to attend induction events 77% incorporate vi...
OFFICERS 68.74% MEMBERS 49.61% AVERAGE 62.06% OUR SURVEY SAID.....
OFFICER 75.33% #1 N.W. AVERAGES MEMBER 53.67%
#3 REGIONAL BREAKDOWN NORTH WEST 76.07% Y&H 69.8% SOUTH WEST 73.11% WEST MIDLANDS 67% EAST OF ENGLAND 63.1% EAST MIDLANDS ...
#4 NORTH WEST TOP 10 LIVERPOOL 90% HALTON 86% CHESHIRE WEST 89% CHESHIRE EAST 85% WARRINGTON 82% BLACKPOOL 94% PRESTON 84%...
next steps 2010/11 elections opportunity to innovate and change the way we do politics in North West
next steps use these results to compare improvement in 2 years time
next steps keep sharing ideas keep it enjoyable!
director of politics and partnerships  [email_address] co-ordinator of programme [email_address]
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The results of the top ten authorities in the North West for member induction, presented to Member Development Officers in the North West, April 14th 2010

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Induction Healthcheck results: North West

  1. 1. Member Induction healthcheck results – North West Bridget Harris North West Member Development Officer Meeting April 14th 2010
  2. 2. If government is going to change we will need politicians to change too
  3. 3. manifesto for a modern local politics
  4. 4. research checklist developed with help from member development officers, leadership advisors and research on council's own published programmes
  5. 5. checklist 1. Before the Election what, when and why become a councillor
  6. 6. checklist 2. After the Election: day one practicalities
  7. 7. checklist 3. After the Election: people
  8. 8. checklist 4. First Month: introducing the member to the council
  9. 9. checklist 5. First Month: introducing the council to the member
  10. 10. checklist 6. doing the job working inside the council
  11. 11. checklist 7. doing the job working outside the council
  12. 12. checklist 8. death by powerpoint what tools were used?
  13. 13. checklist 9. On going support: member development strategy
  14. 14. checklist 10. On going strategy: review and evaluation
  15. 17. responses So far there's been 230 responses from over 150 Local Authorities, across every region in England (and Wales)
  16. 19. x21 responses say their council doesn't offer any kind of 'day one' basic support, like tour of building, carparking, security passes or email x16 don't provide IT facilities x16 don't issue induction packs x8 don't take photos of new members X 52 don't introduce new members to the CX or service heads
  17. 21. 58% offer PDP's to their members x 40% facilitate political mentoring 25% offer ward/division 'walks' with officers and members 20% run sessions on effective opposition / administration
  18. 23. 55% provide detailed information at ward level 28% organise meetings with key community representatives 48% encourage members to go to regional and national conferences and events
  19. 25. 67% convene a member development steering group 73% encourage existing cllrs to attend induction events 77% incorporate views of members into the ongoing induction plan
  20. 26. OFFICERS 68.74% MEMBERS 49.61% AVERAGE 62.06% OUR SURVEY SAID.....
  21. 27. OFFICER 75.33% #1 N.W. AVERAGES MEMBER 53.67%
  22. 28. #3 REGIONAL BREAKDOWN NORTH WEST 76.07% Y&H 69.8% SOUTH WEST 73.11% WEST MIDLANDS 67% EAST OF ENGLAND 63.1% EAST MIDLANDS 67.33% SOUTH EAST 60.7% NORTH EAST 52% LONDON 61.36%
  23. 29. #4 NORTH WEST TOP 10 LIVERPOOL 90% HALTON 86% CHESHIRE WEST 89% CHESHIRE EAST 85% WARRINGTON 82% BLACKPOOL 94% PRESTON 84% LANCASTER 80% SOUTH RIBBLE 87% BARROW 76%
  24. 30. next steps 2010/11 elections opportunity to innovate and change the way we do politics in North West
  25. 31. next steps use these results to compare improvement in 2 years time
  26. 32. next steps keep sharing ideas keep it enjoyable!
  27. 33. director of politics and partnerships [email_address] co-ordinator of programme [email_address]
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