Capability Framework

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 this year. A suite of supporting tools such as guidelines and templates will also be completed. All of these will be made available to councils on this page.

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.

Sector input

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 sarah.artist@lgnsw.org.au by Friday 3rd March 2017.

Updates on the project’s progress will be provided via LGNSW's Weekly newsletter and other communications.