The 'Strong and Prosperous Communities' Series
The next few years will present many challenges for those involved in delivering public services at the local level. The creation of 11 new local government districts and the introduction of a council led community planning process will have major implications, not just for local government managers but for all public managers representing the wide range of functions and services administered and delivered locally.
Against this background and an evolving policy agenda, the Forum in co-operation with SOLACE and the Local Government Staff Commission organised a series of workshops that examined some of the issues involved and, more generally, ways in which local managers representing different agencies can better work together to achieve better outcomes for the communities they serve.
Each workshop asked managers to reflect, not just on the functions and services they are individually responsible for, but more strategically on how they would engage with other service providers in thinking about the needs of their local areas and how in partnership they might transform how things are done at the local level.
The 'Leading in a Political Environment' Workshop
The fourth workshop addressed 'Leading in a Political Environment' with Chief Executives, Liam Hannaway (Banbridge District Council), Paddy McIntyre (Northern Ireland Housing Executive), Peter McNaney (Belfast City Council); plus Councillor Robin Newton MLA (Belfast) and Martin Horton, Director, SOLACE Enterprises Ltd.
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