Our Local Leadership Framework for Councillors – alongside its accompanying workbook and workshop pack – supports councillors in their local leadership role and includes suggestions, prompts and resources to help them think about the skills they use as a councillor.
About the framework
We have produced the Local Leadership Framework for Councillors with the following audiences in mind:
- prospective councillors – we hope this framework will give prospective councillors a good overview of the ways that councillors can make a difference and the skills that you might need when you get elected
- new councillors – we anticipate this framework will give new councillors a good starting point in their work as local leaders and help them to map out the things they might explore through induction and beyond
- experienced councillors – this framework should be a useful tool for experienced councillors when they are thinking about their further development
- executive members, chairs and councillors in other roles – we believe this framework will also be useful to executive members, chairs and councillors in other roles as they think about their development – many skill sets are relevant across different leadership roles, for example, within a council or within a party.
We've created some resources, listed below, to accompany the Local Leadership Framework for Councillors. These resources can be used by either officers or councillors who may wish to run one or more workshops on the framework at their council.
These councillor profile examples are designed to support councillors to develop their own.
Download our Local Leadership Framework for Councillors workshop pack to use as a template to run your own workshops about the framework.
Download our Local Leadership Framework for Councillors workbook to use in workshops – either as a printed or digital resource. The workbook is a protected document that includes editable text boxes, notes sections and check boxes for councillors to complete.