The new South East Councillor Development Charter (formerly known as the SE Charter for Elected Member Development) has been launched following its regular three yearly update by the LGA and the Regional Employers Organisations. All Councils undertaking assessments from September will be assessed against the new framework . The LGA will be formally launching the new framework during last quarter of 2020.
The SEE Councillor Development Assessment and Accreditation Portal will be updated with the new framework by the end of April.
The new framework is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary change and with just thirteen indicators, continues the drive for a light touch more outcome focused approach to Charter accreditation. The new framework has a greater focus on councillor’s digital skills, leadership development and the councillors community leadership role building on the INLOGOV research, 21st Century Councillor.
Charter assessments have currently been suspended and the assessments scheduled in April to July have been rescheduled from September. However, in the last month both Rushmoor BC and Guildford BC maintained Charter status following successful re-assessments, congratulations!!.
Should your Council wish to commit to the Councillor Development Charter please contact firstname.lastname@example.org