"Are You Ready For A Challenge?"

At the time of going to press it was not just the public sector facing a time of unprecedented change like never seen before. Organisations across all sectors are having to find new ways to deliver more for less, potentially from new and emerging markets, due to the impact of departing the European Union in March 2019

There is a need to produce services that offer people greater choice and control over their daily lives and to engage actively with the public to develop them. Tackling these issues can only be done in conjunction with re-training and re-motivating your staff to cope with the challenges this presents.

The workforce also needs to be able to adapt not just to any immediate changes, but to be flexible enough to continually adapt to any roles that may be required in the future.

The Challenge is open to teams of six people from any sector, be it public, private or Third Sector organisations. Don’t worry if you are not a local authority team – full background briefs will be provided! Delegates will spend the day as the management team of a fictional unitary authority, encountering many of the tasks that a real corporate team would deal with. Whilst the scenario is based on a local authority organisation, the skills being developed and tested are generic management skills that are applicable to all workplaces – even political awareness (which, in its broadest sense (and certainly in the sense in which it is used when considering emotional intelligence) is about understanding the ‘currents’, or hidden agendas, in an organisation, and particularly the power relationships). Used wisely and well, political awareness is a force for good, and for getting things done in organisations, and it is an essential skill in life.

The Local Authority Challenge, designed and delivered by Breckland Training Services is now in its seventh year. From 2019 the Challenge will be delivered in all regions across England. Furthermore, a mini-local authority challenge is available for 'in-house' Challenges.

For further information go to our dedicated Local Authority Challenge website by clicking here.



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