VC: GR

 

5 May 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Councillor/Sir/Madam

 

You are invited to attend an WOMEN IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE of Ashfield Council, to be held in the Ground Floor Meeting Room, Administration Building on TUESDAY  10 MAY 2011 at 3:30 PM .

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

VANESSA CHAN

General Manager

 

 

SEE ATTACHED AGENDA


 

Women in Local Government Committee - 10 May 2011

 

AGENDA

 

 

1.                      Opening

 

2.                      Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous Community

 

3.                      Apologies/Request for Leave of Absence

                   

4.                      Disclosures Of Interest

 

Disclosures to be made by any Councillors who have a pecuniary / non-pecuniary interest in respect of matters that are before Council at this meeting.

(10/05/2011)

 

5.                      Confirmation of Minutes of Council/Committees

 

Women in Local Government Committee – 23/11/2010

 

6.                      General Business

 

6.1        Mentoring program

 

7.                      Close

 

 


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Ashfield Council

 

Women in Local Government Committee - 10 May 2011

 

 

6         Summary of  Staff Reports

 

6.1         Mentoring Program. Charmian King - Manager Workplace & Customer Relations. Report submitted.

(05/05/11)                                                                  Governance / Women's Committee

                       H:\REPORTS.BP\COMMITTEES\REPORTS\WLGC100511SR_1.doc

                                                                                                           WLGC 6.1 Attached

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That this report be noted and a further report be prepared in the second quarter of 2011/12 as a progress report on the mentoring program

  

 

 

 


Ashfield Council – Report to Women in Local Government Committee held on Tuesday 10 May 2011

WLGC6.1

Subject                            MENTORING PROGRAM

 

File Ref                            Governance / Women's Committee

 

Prepared by                   Charmian King - Manager Workplace & Customer Relations       

 

 

Reasons                          To introduce the concept of establishing a Council mentor program for staff

 

Objective                         To seek support for implementing the program

 

 


Overview of Report

To introduce a Council wide mentor program.

 

 

Background

 

In 2010 Council’s Women’s Committee sponsored an internal staff survey. Question 31 of the survey asked staff if they would be interested in participating in an internal Council-wide mentor program and/or if they would like to be a mentor and/or a mentee.

 

Half the respondents (18) were interested in participating in a mentor program. Ten of these 18 respondents were female. 12 staff indicated they would be interested in being a mentor.

 

Council’s Workplace Relations Strategic Plan (draft) has been informed in part from the results of this survey. The Growth and Development focus of the Plan commits to “building the capability of Ashfield Council’s employees in skill areas of customer service, working in teams, and continuous improvement” and also to “developing a strong core of leaders skilled in business planning, leading teams, goal setting, performance monitoring, project management and process improvement”.

 

Mentoring has been identified as one of the actions under the Growth and Development section of this Plan. GD 6 - Mentoring Strategy, lists 5 actions:

a)    Identify internal and/or external mentoring programs able to be offered

b)    Promote mentoring program/s

c)    Identify mentors and mentees during annual performance review for action within Individual Development Plans

d)    Support employees participating in the program

e)    Annually review outcomes from the program.

 

These actions are planned for the 2011/12 Operational Plan.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That this report be noted and a further report be prepared in the second quarter of 2011/12 as a progress report on the mentoring program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nellette Kettle

Director Corporate & Community Services