In 2016 LGNSW funded a project to explore the option of a Capability Framework for Local Government. This project elicited great interest and enthusiasm across the sector, as outlined in the Summary Report from this scoping phase.
The LGNSW Board now has endorsed the development of a Capability Framework for Local Government.
Development of the Capability Framework
The Capability Framework will define the core knowledge, skills and abilities required of elected members and employees in their different roles. Once developed, it is expected to provide a highly useful basis for elected members’ induction and development programs and effective workforce management practice.
The Framework is planned for completion by mid-2017. A suite of supporting tools such as guidelines and templates will be completed by the end of 2017. All of these will be made available to councils online through the LGNSW website. An overview of this project’s aims and approach for 2017 provides further information.
The project will be led by Sarah Artist for LGNSW, working with Jo Grisard (Principal of Grisard Consulting) as technical lead, and supported by a small team.
The success of the next stages of the project will largely depend on input from the sector - from both elected members and the workforce. This may take the form of secondments to work directly on the project as part of the project team, participation in working groups, participation in regional forums, or providing comment on draft documents.
Your participation in this project is strongly encouraged. You are invited to complete this template and distribute to other interested elected members or staff, indicating the type of involvement you would like to have in this project. Please email your council’s response to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3rd March 2017.
Updates on the project’s progress will be provided via LGNSW's Weekly newsletter and other communications.