Developing a Mentoring and Buddying Scheme for Councillors

Date: 25 April 2024
Time:  10:00-12:00

Description:
A 2 hour workshop for officers to explore the possibilities for developing a buddying and mentoring programme for Councillors.  Buddying and mentoring can support anyone who is new to a role build knowledge and skills and develop to be effective in a shorter space of time. This can be effective after elections or when there are changes in roles particularly at cabinet and leadership level. The process can be between councillor and councillor or councillor and officer, who can be internal or external to the organisation.

This session will consider the context and benefits of developing a programme, getting buy-in and support, setting up and administering as well as developing key skills for mentors or buddies.

Venue:
This course is delivered remotely.

Also available on an in-house basis for groups of between 6 and 12.

Content:
What is mentoring
What are the benefits of this approach for Councillors
Different approaches to mentoring
Key actions to develop run and evaluate this type of scheme
Key skills for mentors and how to share these for success
Action planning to implement the scheme

Price:
Member organisations: £66 plus VAT per learner
Non-member organisations: £92 plus VAT per learner

Course reference:  LG/24/479
How to apply
:  Please use the Booking form to enrol.
Closing date:  14 March 2024

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