Strategic management in the public sector

Strategic management book and online assessment [Strategic Management in The Public Sector]

strategic management in the public sector
strategic management in the public sector

Strategic management in the public sector is essential when the demand for public services exceeds the financial resources of organisations. Public sector managers need to be competent to develop effective financial strategies. However, many managers require further training. HB Publications provide two resources to help public sector managers make strategic financial decisions.

  • Book/eBook: Strategic financial planning for public sector services
  • Online assessment: financial strategy

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Book/eBook: Strategic financial planning for public services, 2nd edition

This book provides essential information about strategic management in the public sector. It is designed to help managers maximise their financial resources, so that they can meet the organisation’s financial goals.

The book explains the importance of strategic financial planning for public sector organisations, and outlines approaches to planning, so that managers can develop effective financial strategies. The book also considers the differences between public and private sector provision.

Each chapter features exercises and questions, which can be undertaken individually or as a group. These questions ensure that you apply your learning to real life situations.

The book is written in simple English, so is accessible to staff at all levels of your organisation.

The book is available in print and eBook format.

  • Title: Strategic Financial Planning for the Public Sector
  • Series: Essential Skills for the Public Sector
  • Authors: Jennifer Bean and Lascelles Hussey
  • Language: English
  • Publication date: 2011
  • Publisher: HB Publications
  • ISBN: 978 1899448876
  • Size: 150x210
  • Pages: 155

Contact HB Publications for more information about the contents of the book.

Online competency assessment: financial strategy

The online assessment is an effective method of testing a person’s understanding of strategic management in the public sector.

The online assessment of financial strategy focuses on putting knowledge into practice. The assessment includes downloadable resources which support learning. At the end of the assessment, a report gives the person’s score and identifies areas for further training.

The assessment covers:

  • Working within a corporate framework
  • Having a goal
  • Setting financial aims and objectives
  • Developing medium term financial strategies
  • Financial planning process
  • Accounting for risk
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Resource management
  • Financial management strategies
  • Other resource management strategies
  • Spend to save
  • Income generation
  • Financial partnerships
  • Understanding supply and demand
  • Financial decision making
  • Options appraisal
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Providing more for less

The online assessment is a cost-effective way of testing your staff. It is easy to access, and includes an email help-desk.

About HB Publications

HB Publications is an expert provider of books, online assessments, continuous professional development (CPD) courses, and training and consultancy to the public sector. HB Publications staff have over 25 years’ experience of training public sector and non-profit organisations all over the world. They specialise in improving the competency of financial decision makers.

Contact HB Publications for expert training in strategic management in the public sector.


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