To ask Cabinet to consider and approve a new Learning and Development policy for the Council.
Members were updated an overview of achievements since the last Learning and Development Policy was approved. This included new Broxtowe Learning Zone courses, work experience placements and data relating to how many employees were qualified to level 2 or above.
The Cabinet was also updated with future plans to promote vocational and professional training, to expand Coaching and Mentoring programmes for Heads of Service and Senior Managers, the introduction of a graduate programme, to raise strategic skills and improve agility, to address skill gaps and link to apprenticeships.
Members discussed the action plan and welcomed the graduate programme which has a focus to create meaningful jobs at the end of the apprenticeship and to retain the investment. A career structure within each department area was suggested to provide a clear career pathway for staff retention.
RESOLVED that the Learning and Development Policy and Action Plan be approved.
Learning and Development was closely linked to service delivery underpinning the Council’s Corporate and Business Plans. The Council recognised that in order to deliver quality services to its customers it required continual investment in the development of its staff to increase recruitment and retention, motivation, morale, and job satisfaction of individuals and help them maximise their potential within and outside the organisation. Valuing employees and enabling the active involvement of everyone.