Councillor Development Framework



This is where your learning journey begins as a new councillor. 

Once you've completed this stage take a look at Core, Leader and Advanced

Suggested timeframe:  within first 12 months of becoming a Councillor.

Download the Councillor Development Framework Workbook to keep track of your progress.   When you've completed a stage, email a copy to to claim your certificate. 

These are the elements needed to complete to reach Foundation:



The Good Councillors Guide (2024)
The Good Councillors Guide to Finance and Transparency
The Good Councillors Guide to Being a Good Employer
(Ask your clerk to download these from the members knowledge base)

If you've already attended these courses and would like to claim your status, please fill in the form below and we'll send you your certificate:

 Thank You For Submitting Your Certificate Claim Form

Your certificate will be sent to the email address you have provided as soon as possible.