How to Assess an Organisation’s Effectiveness

In Performance Management by Amanda Anderson

Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 11 to 22 March 2019 
Dates: 15 to 26 July 2019
Tuition fees: £3,945 (exc. VAT)
Tuition fees: £3,935 (exc. VAT)


About the workshop 

These workshops are in two modular weeks which can be attended as separate modules or combined to gain a more comprehensive understanding of internal audit and performance management.

Week one will show you how internal audit and risk management can add value to these systems and processes and support the achievement of organisational objectives.  It sets out current good practice in both these areas and gives an excellent opportunity for you to visit a selection of public sector bodies to talk to practitioners.  Case studies offer practical examples and insights during the week.

Week one has been designed to allow you to:

  • Explain internal audit and risk management in the context of your organisation
  • Share experience of good practice developments and practical lessons learned from their implementation in both UK and other countries
  • Share your own experiences of managing and implementing risk management and internal audit
  • Enable you to explore how these developments may be introduced and/or implemented in your own jurisdiction.

Week two focuses on performance management at an organisational level. In particular, we explore how performance frameworks can be developed to enable senior managers to evaluate progress towards overall strategic objectives, how to align performance and financial management to deliver value for money, and how to demonstrate value for money to external stakeholders.

Week two will enable you to:

Who is it for?
The workshop is for:

  • Senior managers with specific responsibility for governance, including internal audit or risk management. The workshop provides guidance on good practice developments which you can use to develop further your own governance arrangements
  • Heads of internal audit and their senior managers. The workshop will familiarise you with current good practice developments and assist you in providing assurance to senior management.  It also covers risk management, both as a vital management process in its own right and as a key tool in internal audit planning to focus attention where it is most needed.
  • Senior managers responsible for maintaining  or introducing performance management
  • Senior managers responsible for business planning, corporate performance, reform projects and governance issues
  • Senior managers needing guidance on value for money
  • Senior managers responsible for organisational change management programmes.

The workshop will also be of interest to people working for organisations involved in governance, audit, evaluation and civil service reform policy. Aid donors and consultants will also find the programme valuable in understanding current responses to the challenges that organisations   face.

How participants will benefit
The workshop is designed to allow you to:

  • Discuss internal audit and risk management in the context of your organisation
  • Share experience of good practice developments and practical lessons learned from their implementation in the UK and other countries
  • Share your own experiences of managing and implementing risk management and internal audit
  • Enable you to explore how these developments may be introduced and/or implemented in your own country.
  • Understand performance management in its organisational context
  • Apply the concept of value for money to programmes and other activities
  • Experience developments in good practice and lessons learned from the UK and other countries
  • Share your own experiences of managing and implementing performance management systems with other participants
  • Explore how these developments may be introduced and/or implemented in your organisation.

Workshop notes, presentations and a range of different materials will be provided on a sim- enabled Android tablet for you to use during the workshop and for future reference and follow up.