About Us

Since January 2002, I have carried out assignments for over 200 client organisations including local authorities, NHS bodies, voluntary and community organisations and a broad range of themed and strategic partnerships.

David Burnby

More detailed information about my experience and background can be found by accessing the following documents:

Until the expiry of the scheme in 2011, I was a Local Improvement Advisor for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and from 2009 to 2012 was an Associate Consultant for the Local Government Improvement and Development Agency (LGID). Since 2011 I have been a Big Local representative for Local Trust, supporting 5 Big Local Partnerships in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Click on the respective headings below for more information on the three main areas of my work:

You will also find on this site information about Outcome Based Accountability™ (OBA) and access to resources to compliment my work in this area. There is also information about the Associates I work with, and the colleagues I rely on as Mentors whose thinking and coaching has influenced my work.

Blog

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.

Turning Curves

Hot on the heels of Mark Friedman’s “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough” 10 Year edition is his latest publication“Turning Curves: An Accountability Companion Reader”. The book complements “Trying Hard” with a series of short articles featuring case studies from around the world demonstrating the successful implementation of (Results) Outcome Based Accountability™ thinking.

The Leeds Story

When the Ofsted  (the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) inspectors arrive at a local authority Children and Young People’s directorate it’s a nervous time for everyone.  This was particularly the case in the City of Leeds, UK in March 2015 when five years previously the inspectors had concluded that the Authority was failing to adequately safeguard children and young people.

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