The CPD Framework for Elected Members in Scottish Local Government is a continuous professional development framework developed by the IS in consultation with local government.
It provides elected members with professional and personal development opportunities and generates comprehensive, constructive feedback on how they exercise a wide range of important political skills. It offers the unique option of a confidential 360 degree feedback tool which allows elected members to gain an understanding of how their behaviours are perceived by others. The framework also provides access to a range of learning and development materials, including online learning.
The CPD Framework:
The CPD Framework is flexible to accommodate the different levels of experience and seniority or members, and to allow for implementation to be adapted to the local circumstances of individual councils.
The framework is voluntary. It will be up to individual councils whether they chooses to adopt the framework and if a council does sign up, it will be up to individual elected members to decide whether they wish to participate.
Council officers co-ordinating the implementation of the CPD Framework in their council can access details of the implementation process and supporting guidance.
To access these materials, visit the full IS website.