EquiP's Elected Member Induction Programme consists of five phases.
To develop a high-performing council you need to start by getting great people to stand in the local election. In this first phase, EquiP is interested in ensuring people make the right decision about standing. And if they do stand, that they have a good understanding and realistic expectations of what an elected governance role is, so that they can start off their governance journey on the right foot. This was achieved through a series of local government introductory videos, produced by EquiP for councils, that they then posted on their websites and marketing to their community.
Standing and winning the election is just the beginning of your journey. During the second phase, you need to get up to speed on how your council works, and your role in the system as a governor of a territorial authority or regional council. That's why EquiP created 'The Local Induction Toolkit', a set of planning processes and templates provided by EquiP to support councils in running an effective induction programme for elected members, helping them to help you get up to speed and contribute effectively.
The GROW Handbook is available in hard copy and PDF format and provides a substantial pool of information to give you all the basics of being an effective elected member. If you haven't booked your copy of the handbook yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details click here.
EquiP’s 2019 Induction Programme has been intentionally designed to bring your elected members up to speed quickly and effectively on all the latest developments and thinking in the governance space. The entire programme can be viewed in our 2019 Elected Member Induction Prospectus.
The Value of Induction