Assurance for Leaders and chief executives on whether their organisations have the skills and depth they need to deliver effectively and that their political and administrative structures will help them achieve their goals.
Having great ambitions and the right policies are no use if they cannot be delivered. Sometimes, all that is needed is a slight adjustment to ensure that the right links are being made across the Council. Sometimes a much more fundamental change is needed.
At other times progress is being made but, as a chief executive or senior manager, you have a nagging doubt that it is more sluggish than it should be.
In each of these cases, the policy consultancy can deliver advice tailored to your needs.
We can help with a governance review, as we did in Cornwall.
Or you might want us to carry out a review on a much more focused and specific task, as we did in the West Midlands when we helped a council assess their ability to make policy and influence at the local, regional and national level.
The LGA Consultancy spent time in the office and were seen as part of the team whilst preserving their independence. They became a friend of the organisation and helped to develop capacity in our senior strategy people
In all that we do, our aim is to strengthen the effectiveness of the organisation and build its capability – not to provide a short term solution that loses impact when we move on.