The Head of Policy and
Communications presented the report on Member Training.
The Committee was
asked to identify any professional development or training needs to
be put forward for the Member Development Plan.
During the ensuing
discussion the Committee identified the following
Pre-determination Guidance for all Members (not just Planning
A tour of Maidstone House should be included as part of the New
Member Induction Programme
Guidance on Committee Procedural Rules incorporating a mock
The Committee also
asked that the following issues could be taken into account:-
That the Member Briefings/Workshops should be advertised to Members
at least a month in advance.
That the Briefings should include a variety of presentational tools
to keep the audience stimulated.
That Members should be given up to date staffing structures with
contact telephone numbers.
That Members should receive updates on the homelessness
That Member Briefings should be held on the impact of various
rulings from central government.
That Group Leaders should also be asked for their suggestions on
The Committee noted
that the suggestions would form part of a full report to the
Committee in July.
RESOLVED: That Officers produce
a full report to the Committee in July 2017 on how best to involve
Councillors in next year’s member training programme
incorporating the suggestions made at the meeting.
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