Abstracts: December 1st, 2005

This programme from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has been devised to help local authorities to develop their approaches to improved partnership working, implementing successful Local Area Agreements and rising to the challenge of the efficiency agenda. It consists of a package of tailored support and active learning to meet the individual needs of organisations. It provides guidance for the in-house team to identify specific needs and agree a performance pact setting out joint objectives and responsibilities. It also contains an action plan focused on tackling a real performance issue within the authority.The tailored support available could include help in identifying improvement routemaps; facilitated workshops and coaching and mentoring for top teams, members, heads of service, partners; service reviews and support for organisational development.

Details of the programme are available at: http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1161582