Agenda and minutes

Member Development Steering Group - Monday, 4th January, 2021 5.00 p.m.

The Agenda for this meeting will be published 5 clear working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The Minutes and Decisions for this meeting will normally be published within 9 working days following the date of the meeting.

Note: this does not apply to Scrutiny Working Groups or Scrutiny Commissioners meetings, please contact the relevant Scrutiny Officer for more information on the work programme for these Groups.

Venue: Via Zoom

Contact: Democratic Services  0116 272 7638

No. Item


Notes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To approve the minuets of the last meeting held on 12th October 2020.


The minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2020, as circulated, were approved as a correct record.


Budget Update pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To update Members on the Member Training Budget.


The Corporate Services Group Manager presented the Budget Update. Members discussed and agreed to reduce the budget by £1,000 due to the budget being underspent.


Members would continue to monitor the budget throughout the year.


Review Of Value For Money pdf icon PDF 248 KB

For Members to agree which option to be used for Appendix 2. Value For Money in the Member Development Strategy.


Additional documents:


The Democratic Services, Scrutiny and Governance Manager presented three alternative versions of the value for money criteria.


Members discussed the reasoning behind amending the value for money scores and how much impact this would create. Members agreed that the current system and criteria is working so Members agreed to keep the existing value for money scoring criteria.


Member Development Strategy 2019 - 2023 pdf icon PDF 596 KB

To agree on the Strategy and recommend approval to Council.


The Senior Democratic Services Officer presented the strategy and a foreword to be included.


Subject to a slight amendment Members recommended the strategy to Council on the 19 January 2021 for approval.




Items for Next Agenda

Members are asked to identify Items for the next agenda.


Items for the next agenda:


·         Budget Training sessions or any other training needs identified

·         Training programme (Zoom, 1-1’s, Groups, Q&A)

·         Review of the year

·         Personal Development Plans


Date of Next Meeting

Members are advised that the next scheduled meeting will be held on 29th March 2021.


·         29 March 2021