Working with politicians
One way to enhance your organisation’s capability is to strengthen the effectiveness of its bond with your elected representative.
OPM helps managers and politicians understand each other, strengthen their relationships and develop shared goals. We work with elected members to build the councillor role, supporting them with strategies and tools to investigate innovations now and for the future.
We provide the training that will boost the skills of your members in community leadership, building confidence, particularly for those coming to terms with new roles and increasing budget constraints.
We support your politicians and senior staff by:
- Encouraging a whole-team approach: We work with your corporate board and the cabinet or executive to build a strong leadership team, with a shared organisational strategy and clarity about roles and responsibilities.
- Strengthening partnerships and collaboration: We help to build and restore effective relationships and encourage collaboration by facilitating workshops and awaydays for cabinets and executives.
- Scanning the future: We help politicians plan for and strategically address major social, demographic and economic change by designing future scenarios, simulations and future-focused events.
- Coaching and training: To make progress on challenging situations, we offer individual and team coaching, mediation and skills development.