• Services

    We provide a number of consultancy and facilitation services to support all councils and Community Planning Partnerships to deliver improved outcomes, as well as services related to enhancing the learning and skills of council officers and elected members, facilitating performance management and improvement, and research. A full list of our services is below.

  • Consultancy and Facilitation

    Business Analysis

    The Business Analysis Service offers consultation, advice and practical support with business/service change and transformation.


    Change Management

    Facilitating the Change Managers Network, supporting local authorities' change activities, and sourcing and sharing good practice.


    Economic Outcomes Programme

    The Economic Outcomes Programme works to help councils maximise the impact of their economic development activities.


    Improving Outcomes in Money Advice

    Improving the impact of Scotland's money advice services, and supporting councils and their partners in this process.


    Linking Community and Spatial Planning

    Supporting  the development of closer links between community and spatial planning to achieve better places and outcomes.


    Organisational Development

    Supporting capacity building to improve the performance and effectiveness of organisations.


    Roads Collaboration Programme

    Exploring opportunities to share services among the 32 roads authorities and Transport Scotland.


    Spatial Information Programme

    Leading the development of spatial information products and a collective approach to spatial data management across Scottish local government.


    Tackling Violence Against Women

    Supporting the National Violence Against Women Network to share information and learning across local partnerships.


    Workforce Planning

    Assisting councils and their partners in effective workforce planning.

  • Learning and Skills

    Elected Members' Development

    Support for the professional development of Scottish councillors.


    Planning Skills

    Addressing learning and development needs in planning services.

  • Performance Management & Improvement

    Self-assessment in Community Planning Partnerships

    Working with Community Planning Partnerships to support their self-assessment and improvement planning.


    Third Sector Interface Community Planning Improvement Project

    Helping Third Sector Interfaces to clarify and strengthen their role in community planning.

  • Research

    Research Programme

    Our research team manages analytical projects, undertakes bespoke analysis, and conducts independent research projects in order to improve the local government evidence base.