Public Sector Governance Training by Bethan Evans

Beth is a nationally recognised governance lawyer with 35 years’ practical experience.

Public Sector Governance Training by Bethan Evans

Beth is a nationally recognised governance lawyer with 35 years’ practical experience.

High quality, cost effective governance training for elected councillors, designed and delivered by a nationally recognised governance lawyer with 35 years’ experience.

Governance Training

The role of an elected councillor in local government is increasingly complex.

The Local Government Association in its “Member Development Charter” for English local authorities recognises that the environment in which members work is ever changing. Roles are being redefined and, to keep pace with this, Lord Porter the LGA Chairman says that

“We need to make sure we have the skills and expertise to continue delivering for our communities”.

The LGA strongly encourages authorities to adopt the Member Development Charter and Charter Plus as a guide and benchmark as part of their improvement journey.

“Every profession has continuing professional development at the heart of their improvement and so should we”.

In Wales, there are now legislative requirement for member support and development in local authorities. The WLGA’s Member Support and Development Charter enhances and enables this.  

As a lawyer with 35 years’ experience advising councils on governance issues, I absolutely endorse these approaches. I have seen the value of continued development in my own practice area, and have also seen the huge benefit offered by development opportunities for councillors.

On retirement from Bevan Brittan LLP in January 2018 I decided to focus fully on working with elected councillors; supporting them in their challenging and vital roles by providing training on a range of governance topics.

Governance (the effective operation of organisations including decision-making, probity and accountability) is at the heart of effective local democracy. I passionately believe that helping to equip councillors with the skills they need to deliver for their communities will strengthen good governance.

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