Conwy County Borough Council run practical sessions on project management for elected members. The training ensures that Councillors are better equipped to make decisions on projects. It also gives them insight on the effects that their decisions have on the management process.
The council’s Corporate Improvement and Development department includes the Project Management Office, which offers advice and training, as well as mentoring on specific projects and programmes for a set length of time.
The department has developed training for the Senior Management Team on running programmes and projects, which it runs four times a year. A similar training need was subsequently identified for Councillors, so that they could clearly see the impact that their decisions make on the council’s projects.