East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Management Away Day)
According to the Audit Commission, The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is improving
strongly and demonstrating a 3 star overall performance. It has made significant
improvements to outcomes over the last year and has the capacity to sustain this
The council has a strong commitment to the training of its management team, which
is why we were pleased to assist in delivering the training element of the 2006 Annual
Managers Conference. It has strengthened corporate capacity, the robustness of its
future plans and introduced a new performance management system integrating financial,
service and risk management planning.
The 2006 East Riding of Yorkshire Council Annual Managers Conference was a large
event. Around 350 of the Council’s top managers attended the event, and pixelfountain
trained them all! 5 facilitators ran 10 sessions of the Planit-yh Learning Simulation
(computer-based resource management model). A prize was awarded to the winning team.
Previously Planit-yh Learning Simulation has been used in Yorkshire & Humber to generate
an understanding of sustainable communities with Local Strategic Partnerships. The
Learning Simulation itself is a tailoring of Planit-nw.
The day was a great success. We were pleased that the Leader of the Council and Chief
Executive praised pixelfountain and, more importantly for the people of East Riding,
the teams achievements.
Outcome and Feedback
All the teams scored highly, showing that they had understood the needs of the virtual
community, they had collaborated well and modified their strategy as problems and
opportunities emerged in the simulation.
The event will build capacity and aid mainstreaming of sustainable development within
the Local Authority and its partnerships.