A Local Government strategy can support and benefit the community through the process of identifying problems, needs, priorities, resources as well as designing action plans with a view of improving the welfare of the people.
Such a template is designed for government professionals such as social workers, planning officers, building control officers, environmental health officers, and legal professions. These are a few of the job description roles that common under the local government and usually have some role relating to the impact on communities and society as a whole.
Devising a Local Government strategy can allow an organization to consider its focus areas and acknowledge the sort of change that needs to be implemented to better society as a whole. This can be for multiple reasons such as the economic state of the region, or even the environmental factors that are causing issues within a community.
Within a local Government strategy plan, focus areas will usually revolve around sectors of the government and how each of these areas could have an impact on individuals or groups of people.
Examples of focus areas for Local Government could include infrastructure, arts, and culture, heritage, and the economic environment.
The next step would be to identify what measurable goals fall under each focus area. These can be identified as strategic objectives.
Examples of objectives for the focus area arts and culture can be but are not limited to: Ensure sufficient engagement at cultural events and festivals to propel community engagement within the municipality, Build a secure community foundation built on the importance of diversity and inclusion, Build up a cultural heritage within society's lived experiences and backgrounds.
You can break up the objectives into smaller chunks of goals you want to achieve by creating a few Key Performance Indicators also known as KPIs. KPIs are smart targets that are measurable outcomes to strive towards the bigger objective in place.
Examples of KPIs that professions within the Local Government could employ could be: Increase the number of cultural backgrounds on the board of directors, Observe average percentage of capacity filled at events and functions, Increase the percentage of plans approved after the first review.
Creating Effective Projects will describe what you will do to accomplish your objectives. Projects should align to one (or more) of your strategic objectives and sit underneath them.
An example of projects relating to the KPI 'Increase the Percentage of Plans Approved After First Review' could be but is not limited to: Within the city district build new recreational facilities, conduct market research to identify needs and wants of individuals, quantitative research detailing income levels of households.
You can create widgets that reflect set KPIs as a means of tracking performance indicators as well as using tables to visualize our projects and their completion rate. Such visual tools are available as tracking tools on Cascades 'dashboards' and prove as an easy and visual means of tracking and setting out goals.