In July, the DfES launched the skills strategy that will ensure the UK closes the gap with its major competitors in order to compete at an economic level. In local government, comprehensive performance assessment looks at how authorities are equipping their staff to respond to the challenges of service improvement.
The events, targeted at chief executives, leaders and those with responsibility for CPA, will hear from ministers, LSCs and councils whose approach to basic skills development has improved performance and service delivery.
Howard Bernstein, chief executive, Manchester City Council, said:
'Maintaining a skilled workforce is central to a successful economy and to
the performance of local authorities. The complex and demanding challenges to which local authorities today rise mean that this issue is key for all councils aiming for success.'
Donna Hall, executive director of corporate resources at Blackburn with Darwen BC said 'The workforce of any organisation is its greatest asset and needs focused investment to rise to the challenge of modern local government'.