Practical Implementation

Governance & Management Improvement Support

November 28, 2019


Based on our experience in local government finance and the matters related to it Ducharme has developed a holistic process for and can offer various solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the various management functions of your public entity. Ducharme has experience in the following management functions such: asset management, revenue, management, expenditure management, supply chain management, performance management, risk management, etc.

Our tailored process and solutions are based on a (a) review and assessment of your the applicable section of the management function, (b) skills training for your staff, (c) mentoring and coaching in the workplace to implement the applicable function.

  • Phase 1(a) – Review and assessment of the applicable Management Function (MF): This process will be used to determine the current status of the MF and the level of maturity thereof within the institution. We will do a detailed review of the MF and assess it against relevant legislation, frameworks, best practice and NT guidelines. We will also report on how any weaknesses found in the MF can be improved. These weaknesses, as well as strategic plans for improvement, will be workshopped with relevant role-players of the entity.
  • Phase 1(b) – Revised and updating of the applicable Management Policies and Procedures (optional): If necessary, the performance management policies and procedures of the entity can also be revised and updated.
  • Phase 2 – Skills training on the applicable management principles and practices: Training on the performance management principles and practices will be done based on the outcomes of the review and the assessment of the MF.
  • Phase 3 – Mentoring and coaching to implement and sustain the applicable management function: A process of mentoring and coaching will be used to entrenched the knowledge and skills obtained during the training and to provide advice on how to deal with issues in the workplace that can influence the efficiency and effectiveness of the MF.