Management Improvement

Corporate and Business Planning

  • Annual budget and plans.
  • 3-5 year business plans.
  • Longer-term corporate plans.
  • Case studies and scenarios.

Example Projects

  • Research Investment Strategy and Plan 2019-2025 for an Australian University.
  • ACT Government – various Agencies.
  • Economic Development Plans and Strategies.

Strategic Communication and Reputation Management

  • Trusted adviser to senior management and boards using evidence-based measurement tools to guide strategy
  • Linking integrated public relations strategy to business performance improvement
  • Reputation management

Example Projects

  • Strategic communication reviews for two Queensland Government Departments
  • Department of Agriculture
  • eWater CRC

Organisation Structure and Design

  • Governance and decision frameworks.
  • Management and organisational structure.
  • Responsibility and accountability reporting.

Example Projects

  • Over the last 25 years Howard Partners has undertaken numerous assignments to improve management and organisational structures of numerous government organisations and NGOs.
    These are undertaken on a confidential basis and are not available for publication.

Program Evaluation and Performance Review

  • Value for Money – Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Appropriateness.
  • Program re-design to achieve performance outcomes.
  • Addressing resource, technology, and skills gaps.

Example Projects

  • Performance review of the Australian Rural Innovation System.
  • Evaluation of the Co-operative Research Centres (CRC) Program.
  • Very large portfolio of projects undertaken over the past 25 years.