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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Managing Performance in a Local Authority Area



Course Duration:

1 day


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


This event is for any officer working in Local Government who needs to gain an understanding of strategic performance management and how it can be used to drive service delivery and outcomes as well as accountability and improvement. Some experience of strategic performance management may be helpful priot to attending.


At the end of this course, delegates will understand the key elements of strategic performance management and how it can be developed and shaped in a local government organisation. It explores the challenges authorities face becoming more locally accountable as devolution unfolds. Delegates will be able to understand what makes it effective, consider some of the tools available and be brought up to-date on emerging policy. 


  • A strategic performance management framework for localities
  • The unfolding policy landscape
  • Performance management tools and top tips
  • VFM Benchmarking
  • Public accountability and transparency
  • Performance management in partnership


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training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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Member Organisations:  £160
Non-Member Organisations: £200(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply) 


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