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Understanding the Role of Scrutiny in Improvement

This session is designed to identify the ways in which overview and scrutiny can support council and community improvement. You will explore the key role of overview and scrutiny in monitoring and improving performance and be able to lead and respond to community concerns to help shape improved services.

By the end of the workshop, Councillors will be able to:

  • understand the role of overview and scrutiny in supporting whole council performance and improvement
  • be knowledgeable of the role of detailed investigations and small task and finish groups to support improvement
  • understand the role of overview and scrutiny ‘upstream’ in driving key improvement activities, such as the Improvement Plan, Risk Assessment and the budget process
  • relate to examples and case studies where overview and scrutiny has driven service specific and whole council improvement.

The course will consist of some input (around 35-45 minutes) from the facilitator and a number of group discussions and practical exercises. Participants will be encouraged to draw up an action plan to apply some of the skills and knowledge learnt.

Facilitator

Mark Palmer, Development Director, SEE

About us

SEE is a Regional Employers' Organisation. We offer advice to local authorities across the south east, in addition to a range of training, development and consultancy opportunities tailored to your needs.

 

This workshop will cover:

  • the key role of overview and scrutiny in supporting whole council improvement
  • the two distinct roles of overview and scrutiny supporting the executive through evidence based recommendations and ‘holding to account’
  • the use of in depth investigations and short life task and finish groups to support improvement initiatives
  • understanding and using improvement tools and techniques
  • relating the role of overview and scrutiny in respect of improvement to real case studies and outcomes
  • identifying improvement themes as part of the work programme
  • exerting external influence.
 

For further information regarding the Understanding the Role of Scrutiny in Improvement course, please email training@seemp.co.uk or call 01962 840664.

View other courses and development opportunities for Councillors.