West Midlands Induction results

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These results were presented to the West Midlands Member and Officer Network for Member Development on May 27th 2010.

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West Midlands Induction results

  1. 1. Member Induction healthcheck results – West Midlands Bridget Harris WM Member Development Officer Meeting May 27th 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 270 responses from over 170 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. 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
  17. 19. 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
  18. 20. 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
  19. 21. 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
  20. 22. OFFICERS 69.02% MEMBERS 49.41% AVERAGE 62.43% OUR SURVEY SAID.....
  21. 23. OFFICER 73.82% #1 W.M. AVERAGES MEMBER 38.43%
  22. 24. MEMBER 1 54% MEMBER 2 14% OFFICER 67% #2 W.M. CASESTUDY
  23. 25. #3 REGIONAL BREAKDOWN YORKSHIRE & H 76.21% NORTH WEST 76.04% WEST MIDLANDS 65.28% LONDON 63.97% SOUTH WEST 72.58% EAST MIDLANDS 56.95% SOUTH EAST 58.85% EAST OF ENGLAND 62.48% NORTH EAST 50.9%
  24. 26. #4 WEST MIDS TOP 10 COVENTRY 91% WORCESTER CITY 81% STAFF MOORLANDS 90% STAFFORDSHIRE CC 81% STRATFORD on AVON 95% STAFFORD BOROUGH 80% SHROPSHIRE 85% WYCHAVEN 80% HEREFORDSHIRE 72% BIRMINGHAM 69%
  25. 27. next steps use these results to compare improvement in next future induction programmes
  26. 28. next steps keep sharing ideas keep it enjoyable!
  27. 29. director of politics and partnerships [email_address] co-ordinator of programme [email_address]

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