THE LOCAL AUTHORITY CHALLENGE
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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The Local Authority Challenge will offer you, as an aspiring (or new) manager within the public sector a rare opportunity to gain exposure to issues outside of your normal working life and to give you a taste of what senior management is like.
The challenge is open to teams of up to six people from any area of the public sector. You will spend the day as the management team of one of four fictional local authorities that make up the fictional County of Linfolk. All four councils are failing (or have failed), the previous senior management team have all resigned, and you are one of their replacements!
The challenge is a full day, non-stop, high intensity simulation exercise. The focus is on learning and development....with an aspect of a challenge. There are points to be amassed and, as Brucie would say, points mean prizes!
Throughout the day you will encounter many of the tasks that a real senior management team would deal with. You will have to work as a team, with neighbouring councils and with partner organisations to deliver a new strategy for the council. You will need to deal with the Council leader, the media and a wide range of other interested parties (including local business men and members of the public).
Ultimately, you will have to choose which areas to prioritise, decide how to deal with politically sensitive issues and still keep your focus on how to give the public the best services with limited resources.
REASONS TO ATTEND
So why attend?
IMPORTANT OUTCOMES FROM THE CHALLENGE