Most councils in Scotland operate with an ‘Administration’, and although these Administrations do not have legal or constitutional standing, they nonetheless operate as a key element in decision-making processes in the council.
The Self-Assessment and Improvement Planning support provides space and time for Administrations to step back, reflect on ‘how’ they work by reviewing processes, working relationships and examining its fitness for purpose.
Without stepping back to reflect on ‘how’ the administration is working, there is a risk that the ‘doing’ becomes less effective over time as ways of working and group dynamics become engrained.
The self-assessment process normally proceeds as follows:
Administration members work in groups to filter down the areas for improvement, reaching consensus on a small number of key improvement actions. These are then worked into a draft Improvement Plan for the Administration to take forward.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this support.