Lee Adams, deputy chief executive at Sheffield City Council, has given praise to the City Region Leadership Programme in the 14th July issue of the the Local Government Chronicle.
The local council recently set up the The City Region Leadership Programme designed in partnership with the University of Sheffield Management School, Sheffield Hallam University Business School and other local public sector organisations, to get both public and private sector managers together to focus on outcomes for the city.
The City Region Leadership Programme is delivered jointly by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, through Business Advantage. This collaborative approach intends to advise on and implement strategies to improve services and enhance the region’s ability to grow and prosper during these challenging economic times.
In her article, Lee Adams explains how 75 delegates have been through the programme to date, where learning is built around the four themes of innovation, adapting to change, a focus on business and an emphasis on customer satisfaction. Lee Adams goes on to explain the practical projects that participants have the opportunity to work on, many of which have already been shown to generate significant innovation and savings. Delegates have given positive feedback from their experience of the progrmame which has also been recognised as good practice by the LG Group and featured strongly in the recommendations for future programmes nationally.
It is envisaged that the success of the programme continues as recruitment gets underway for its second year of participants.
For further details of the City Region Leadership Programme see: http://www.business-advantage.org/available-courses/city-region-leadership-programme/