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The Local Authority Challenges

“The Local Authority Challenge gives your aspiring managers a first-hand experience of the challenges being faced by strategic leadership teams on daily basis. I would support this Challenge any time in terms of it being a fantastic development opportunity for any local authority to participate in.”

Chris Naylor, Chief Executive

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

The public sector is facing a time of unprecedented change like never seen before and are being forced to find new ways to deliver more for less due to severe constraints on funding.

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 staff to cope with the challenge 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 East of England Local Authority Challenge, designed and delivered by Breckland Training Services (in conjunction with the East of England Local Government Association), is now in its sixth year. BTS have also delivered regional events in the South West (on behalf of the South West Councils), West Midlands (on behalf of West Midlands Employers), East Midlands (on behalf of East Midlands Councils), North East (on behalf of North East Regional Employers' Organisation), and the South East (in conjunction with South East Employers). December 2018 will see delivery of the first London Challenge.

In addition to these regional challenges, a 'slimmed' down in-house challenge has also been delivered at numerous local authorities including Mansfield and Ashfield District Councils, Stroud District Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council.

To get a flavour of the Local Authority Challenge please watch this short video, produced and owned by West Midland Employers (and filmed at the 2016 West Midlands Challenge) which perfectly captures the atmosphere and tension of the day!