Member Induction Checklist results - East of England

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Since we last looked at results for the East of England various 'movers and shakers' in the top ten have gone up and down, but Waveny DC still tops the region. The results were presented to the E of E Member Development Network in Cambridge, June 24th 2010.

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Member Induction Checklist results - East of England

  1. 1. Member Induction healthcheck results East of England Bridget Harris EofE Member Development Network Meeting June 24th 2010
  2. 2. If government is changing 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. responses So far there's been 300 responses from over 200 Local Authorities, across every region in England (and Wales)
  6. 8. checklist 1. Before the Election what, when and why become a councillor
  7. 9. checklist 2. After the Election: day one practicalities
  8. 10. checklist 3. After the Election: people
  9. 11. checklist 4. First Month: introducing the member to the council
  10. 12. checklist 5. First Month: introducing the council to the member
  11. 13. checklist 6. doing the job working inside the council
  12. 14. checklist 7. doing the job working outside the council
  13. 15. checklist 8. death by powerpoint what tools were used?
  14. 16. checklist 9. On going support: member development programme
  15. 17. checklist 10. On going strategy: review and evaluation
  16. 18. 6. 91% Carry out 'Day One' basics 7. 90% Contact every member with some immediate contact details 8. 88% Provide training and information about Standards 9. 86% Provide ongoing IT training and expertise 10. 82% Introduce new members to Heads of Departments
  17. 19. 1. 98% Take photo and contact details 2. 95% Issue new Members with an induction pack 3. 93% Explain about the Council's Code of Conduct 4. 93% Provides IT equipment or financial contribution towards it 5. 93% Collect details to set up allowances and expenses system
  18. 20. 6. 62% Don't run pre-election sessions for those interested, on what the role of Councillor entails 7. 60% Achieved accreditation through the Regional and IDeA Charters for Member Development 8. 56% Don't require members to lead and contribute directly to sessions and their own learning 9. 56% Don't offer a political mentor to support new councillors 10. 54% Don't provide guidance and advice on community leadership
  19. 21. 1. 81% Don't record training sessions 2. 79% Don't run sessions working in administration and opposition 3. 72% Don't facilitate do ward walks with officers 4. 71% Don't facilitate key meetings in the ward 5. 69% Don't offer new members places on a regional induction programme
  20. 22. OFFICERS 69.21% MEMBERS 50.04% AVERAGE 62.67% OUR SURVEY SAID.....
  21. 23. OFFICERS 67% #1 E.E. AVERAGES MEMBERS 60.47%
  22. 24. MEMBER 48% OFFICER 75% #2 E.E. CASESTUDY
  23. 25. #3 REGIONAL BREAKDOWN YORKSHIRE & H 74.55% NORTH WEST 75.56% WEST MIDLANDS 65% LONDON 61.56% SOUTH WEST 72.58% EAST MIDLANDS 59.18% SOUTH EAST 57.88% EAST OF ENGLAND 63.16% NORTH EAST 59.75%
  24. 26. #4 EAST OF ENGLAND TOP 10 NORFOLK 90% ST EDMUNDSBURY 81% BRAINTREE 87% CAMBS CC 77% EAST CAMBS 67% WAVENEY 91% FOREST HEATH 74% BRECKLAND 75% CAMBRIDGE CITY 82% ESSEX 66%
  25. 27. next steps use these results to compare improvement in future induction programmes
  26. 28. We are working with the East of England LGA to raise the bar on support available for elected members
  27. 29. next steps keep sharing ideas keep it enjoyable!
  28. 30. director of politics and partnerships [email_address] co-ordinator of programme [email_address]

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