Oct 04, 2018 09.30 - 21.00
Are you ready for a Challenge?
The South West Challenge is a scenario based development event that offers a rare opportunity for aspiring managers across the South West to gain exposure to issues outside of their normal working lives and gives them a taste of what senior management is like.
Working as a team of six people, delegates will spend the day as the management team of a fictional local authority, encountering many of the tasks that a real corporate team would deal with.
They’ll have to work as a team, with neighbouring councils and with partner organisations to deliver a new strategy for the council. They’ll learn how to keep calm and focussed whilst choosing which areas to prioritise; dealing with sensitive issues and still keeping their focus on how to give the public the best services with limited budgets.
Although set around a local authority scenario teams from outside local government have found the challenge beneficial, and in 2017 Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service won Best Customer Engagement.
The event offers a unique, full-day, fully-interactive training experience which offers delegates the chance to:
- gain a practical insight into how senior management works
- experience working under pressure with colleagues
- consider your organisation’s agenda for transformational change and discuss innovative ideas
- develop ways of managing the current financial constraints
- engage in partnership working and political communication to gain better understanding of the benefits this can bring
There is a winner on the day and several awards but the main purpose is developmental. After the event teams receive a development report capturing feedback from across the day with input from Chief Executives and other senior officers, who support as role players.
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FAQ - South West Challenge
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