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David has brought a fresh approach and a sense of humour to our partnership working, helping us cut through the talk to get at the actions we need to take to make things better in our area. As a facilitator he is always highly rated by delegates.

Ian Burbidge ,Policy & Performance Manager
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk

Draft Programme for Government Framework (Northern Ireland)

I’ve just submitted my response to the publication by the Northern Ireland Executive of its Draft Programme for Government Framework. This is a radical, outcome focused framework based on Mark Friedman’s Outcome Based Accountability™ (OBA) approach. My comments and recommendations address the structure of the programme rather than the substance and identify some easily correctable language distortions that potential confuse the strategy.  I also recommend some consolidation and streamlining that I feel will make what is already a good policy document into an excellent tool for engaging partners and stakeholders in a process of change in Northern Ireland. You can read my submission here.