Issue - meetings

Member Development Programme

Meeting: 22/09/2022 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services) (Item 10)

Member Development Programme

At its meeting held on 14 June 2022 the Committee considered Councillor Lappin’s Cabinet Member report.

 

Members of the Committee referred to the Member Development Programme and Member take-up statistics for courses, particularly on-line courses. Members considered that some courses were a little lengthy and it was agreed that the Workforce Learning and Development Manager be invited to attend the Committee to discuss Members’ training and development.

 

Michael Mainwaring, Workforce Learning and Development Manager and Ruth Appleby, Democratic Services Officer will be in attendance at the meeting to discuss the issue with Members.

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 6 (2) of its meeting held on 14 June 2022 the Committee received a presentation from Michael Mainwaring, Workforce Learning and Development Manager and Ruth Appleby, Democratic Services Officer on Members’ training and development.

 

Mr. Mainwaring and Ms. Appleby circulated a handout that provided information on:

 

·       E-learning courses that lasted between 45 minutes and 1 hour

·       Shorter courses offered by Sefton Corporate Learning Centre that lasted 30 minutes

·       How to enrol on an E-learning course

·       Difficulties experienced by Members logging onto Me-Learning and help that could be provided via the Member Development Handbook

·       Password requirements in accordance with the ICT Acceptable Use Policy

 

Members of the Committee were also provided with a copy of the Councillor Induction and Member Development Schedule of Courses 2022/23. 

 

Members of the Committee asked questions/commented on the following issues:

 

·       Difficulties experienced accessing the mandatory course relating to Safeguarding Adults Awareness

·       Whether the mandatory courses are mandatory for all Members of the Council or targeted at Members of relevant Committees

·       How Members could access courses “on the go” via use of their mobile devices

·       The Overview and Scrutiny training event held in May 2022 being very informative and helpful

·       The openness of the Treasury Management training event that provided a general introduction to treasury management in local government finance to all Members of the Council not just Audit and Governance Committee members  

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Michael Mainwaring and Ruth Appleby be thanked for their informative presentation.

 


Meeting: 13/09/2022 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services) (Item 4.)

Member Development Programme

At its meeting held on 14 June 2022 the Committee considered Councillor Lappin’s Cabinet Member report.

 

Members of the Committee referred to the Member Development Programme and Member take-up statistics for courses, particularly on-line courses. Members considered that some courses were a little lengthy and it was agreed that the Workforce Learning and Development Manager be invited to attend the Committee to discuss Members’ training and development.

 

Michael Mainwaring, Workforce Learning and Development Manager and Ruth Appleby, Democratic Services Officer will be in attendance at the meeting to discuss the issue with Members.