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The Preliminary Promoting Better Practice audit conducted by Stephen Blackadder identified a range of issues and allowed us to improve our governance and systems prior to the Department undertaking its audit. The work was first class – Stephen demonstrated a very broad understanding of and sensitivity towards organisation needs. My staff were particularly pleased with his professional approach.
General Manager of Griffith City Council

Knowing, understanding and meeting your governance requirements is critical for local government. But that sometimes means you need to independent expert to audit your performance and processes to check what’s really happening. At Blackadder Associates we can help you improve your governance and management review issues both at the board and organisational level.

Organisational Governance

The way your organisation is structured, operated and controlled will impact on your ability to achieve long term strategic goals and good customer and employee relations. We can help your organisation meet its regulatory requirements and improve its operational performance by:
  • Completing an organisation review (hyperlink to organisation review page)
  • Developing / reviewing policies and procedures
  • Providing code of conduct training for staff and councillors
  • Providing specialist advice and probity plans for major projects and tenders

Board Governance

The Mayor and Councillors have the same good governance obligations of any public or private sector Board. We can assist Councils to review their performance as a board by providing a self-assessment checklists, facilitating the review process, identifying the most significant governance issues and developing an action program.

If you would like to talk to us further about our governance services please contact Stephen Blackadder to determine how we can help unpeel your team’s potential.

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