Your views

Digital Leadership- Elected Member project (L02)

As an elected member, we would like your views as part of a joint project between COSLA, the Improvement Service and the Scottish Local Government Digital Office to inform a programme for elected members to address the following 3 areas:

1. Raise elected member awareness of digital transformation and what it means in its widest sense;
2. Explore governance and scrutiny of decision making around digital transformation including how we equip elected members to be able to represent citizens in areas such as equality, ethics and privacy;
3. Improve elected member use of digital technology to better engage with communities.

To ensure, these are the areas you most want tackled, we have designed a short survey to capture your views and gather a baseline at the start of the project.

There are 12 questions to complete. Most questions do require an answer or you will be unable to complete the survey. The questionnaire will take approx. 10 minutes to complete. The closing date for all submissions is 13 November 2018. If you have any queries regarding the completion of the questionnaire please contact the Digital Office info@digitaloffice.scot
 

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* 1. Please provide the following personal information

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* 2. How would you rate your current understanding of how digital is transforming services and citizen’s expectations within your Council area?

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* 3. What areas of digital transformation (projects etc) are you involved with in your council?

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* 4. IN YOUR ROLE REPRESENTING CITIZENS - SUPPORT YOU NEED
In your role as an elected member, are you interested in finding out more information on any of the following?

  Interested in more information Already comfortable Not relevant for my role Not interested
How to encourage digital participation amongst citizens and ensure inclusion
Information on ethics and privacy and how we need to protect citizens data when designing services
Cyber security to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access
Internet connectivity and access to support digital economy
The current and future digital skills required for the workforce and impact on economy
How to redesign services to meet citizens needs

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* 5. Are you involved in approving internet connectivity programmes - Fibre, 5G, Broadband? Do you need more information to understand the financial, technical, planning or geographical challenges for private sector organisations in rolling these solutions out across Scotland? 

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* 6. YOUR OWN DIGITAL SKILLS
In your role as an elected member, are you interested in any of the following areas? (based on SCVO essential skills national survey)

  Not interested Already know this Interested in further information
Learn to communicate using tools like Email, WhatsApp, FaceTime or Messenger
Be able to post on social media platforms e.g. Facebook or Instagram
Log in remotely to my email and other work-related communication tools
Understand how to share, store and handle information safely online
Using the internet to find out solutions to an issue
How to use privacy settings to control what people see
Understand and follow council's Information Technology and data protection policies e.g. GDPR
Being able to use technology to carry out elected members surgeries online (virtual face to face surgeries)
Accessing service usage data (non personal) to understand citizens needs in areas

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* 7. Can you describe what support/ information you would welcome for making council decisions around service transformation related to the use of digital, data and technology across the council?

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* 8. Are there any digital solutions you would like to explore which could assist you in your role e.g. aid better engagement with constituents, support mobile working, better data or even more user friendly services? What are they?

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* 9. Would you be interested in learning more about the service changes (being enabled by digital technology) taking place in other council areas?

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* 10. What are the best methods for delivering a programme to support elected members in digital transformation?

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* 11. Finally do you have any comments on the main challenges that you think your council faces in embracing digital technologies?

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* 12. Would you be interested in joining a group of elected members to work with the project to design a programme?

Thank you very much for completing this assessment. The Digital Office will analyse the results to input into the programme being developed for elected members. A summarised report will be produced. Individual responses will be analysed and anonymised. Contact details will be used to send out the summary report. We will only use contact details after that if you have consented in question 12 to becoming part of the project or if you have asked us to get in touch. You can choose to opt out at any time by contacting info@digitaloffice.scot. 

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