To submit the report of the Organisational Learning and Development Manager.
To approve the proposed training arrangements and steps.
Submitted – the report of the Learning and Organisational Development Manager providing an update of the Learning and Development provision for members highlighting successes, challenges and developments. The Committee was invited to consider the training arrangements and the proposed steps and approve them.
During the discussion, the following matters were raised:-
· It was noted that it was difficult to get people to attend training sessions during the day, especially brief sessions that lasted for only an hour, as people were not able to take an hour off from their work, and it was asked if it would be better to combine more than one session to fill an entire morning or afternoon. In response, it was noted that the Service had experimented with holding some training sessions in the evening, but it had not been a success in terms of the attendance numbers. It was noted further that the Service was open to the idea of combining training, or any other suggestions members had to offer.
· Concern was expressed there were only five members present in a recent Equality training session, and the importance of matters such as equality and prejudice was emphasised. It was noted, however, that many of the members who had been on the Council before May 2022 had attended the training in the past.
· It was noted that some training sessions were popular, and others were not, and it was suggested there was a need to place more emphasis on the method of promoting some opportunities.
· It was enquired whether it would be possible to upload a recording of every training session on-line so that members could watch it at a time that was convenient for them. In response, it was explained that sessions were recorded wherever possible and were then available on the Organisation's Learning and Development page following the event. However, if no non-Welsh speaking members attended the sessions, it would not be possible to obtain an English recording. However, if a request was made for an English recording, the capacity of the Translation Team to translate the session and upload it onto the Intranet would need to be assessed. It was also noted that viewing the recording was not valid proof that the member had completed the training, especially core titles, and members are therefore urged to make every effort to attend the core titles.
· It was suggested, that although the need to record attendance in mandatory courses was accepted, that this might not be that important in terms of optional titles.
The Democracy and Language Manager noted that following the success of the Mental Health First Aid course that had been held in January, that requests had been received to hold a further two-day course, and the members' support was sought to consider whether it would be practical to hold the course during the last two days of the summer half-term (1-2) June as no committee meetings were to be held that week.
It was agreed to look into this option.
RESOLVED to approve the training arrangements and the proposed steps.
prove the proposed training arrangements and steps.