Digital Leadership Elected Members

The Digital Leadership Elected Members project sets out to develop a programme for elected members to increase awareness of how digital transformation is impacting upon service delivery and the needs of our citizens.


The main strands of the project include:

  • - Creating awareness and understanding of digital transformation through developing a digital leadership programme;

  • - Providing examples of how to create elected member leadership and governance of digital in councils to ensure there is adequate scrutiny of decisions on advocacy, ethics, privacy and equality;

  • - Use of the Improvement Service Induction Guide as a framework, how can elected members use digital tools in their role using apps, social media, web based surgeries and understanding their ward using data.


The project is jointly led by the Digital Office, COSLA and the Improvement Service.

All deliverables from this project can be found on our Knowledge Hub


We are currently working on the second phase of the Digital Partnership projects which will be published in October 2019 and relevant information will be published in due course.