About CoBoP Information Sheet
To promote the achievement of local and regional community aspirations and priorities through effective co-operation and collaboration, and efficient use of resources
The CoBoP Terms of Reference outlines the purpose, structure, processes, roles and responsibilities of the CoBoP network.
Minor updates, such as noting personnel changes, are signed off by the Steering Group and made as required. Additionally, the CoBoP network is reviewed at least three yearly and the Terms of Reference is updated accordingly to reflect the results of each review.
The diagram and notes below outline the structure of the CoBoP network. Each group within this structure is explained further in Appendix A of the CoBoP Terms of Reference.
There are also clear communication lines between all clusters.
For simplicity these have not been shown as arrows on this diagram.
Steering Group – Seven members nominated by the Leadership Forum (four central government and three local government). Chaired by one of the local government reps. Leads and guides the processes of CoBoP (the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what’).
Leadership Forum (formerly known as CoBoP Plenary) – Chief Executive or Regional Manager from each signatory organisation.
Guides the processes and the content of CoBoP.
Clusters Groups (x4) – Each Cluster is chaired by the relevant central government CoBoP Steering Group representative. Open to all CoBoP signatory agencies.
Purpose is to focus on joint central / local government work that can better deliver on identified local and regional community outcomes.
Guide and deliver the content (the ‘what’) of the CoBoP network’s work.
Community Outcomes Processes Cluster – Led by local government, sponsored by local government CoBoP Steering Group representatives. Open to all CoBoP signatory agencies.
Purpose is to improve processes and practices around development and monitoring/reporting of community outcomes in the region. This cluster is a key reference group for the Strategic Broker.
Not active since 2010 legislative changes to LGA 02
* Strategic Broker role – Supports and reports to the Steering Group, via the Steering Group Chair, and provides strategic support to the Cluster leaders. Responsible for managing the CoBoP budget and contracting in other support functions as required. Employment arrangements are with the organisation of the Steering Group Chair.
Cross-Cluster events are also common practice for CoBoP. Since June 2011, the network has added this way of working to ensure integrated thinking and learning and reduce silos, especially around specific issues, or places (communities).
CoBoP Steering Group and Leadership Forum
Meetings Dates 2013
- Thursday 25th July, DOC Conservancy, Rotorua
- Thursday 21st November, DOC Conservancy, Rotorua
The CoBoP Leadership Forum nominates seven of its members to the Steering Group to guide CoBoP activities for a two year period.
|Rob Williams, CE Taupo District Council
||Local Government (district) - CHAIR
|Fiona McTavish, BoP Regional Council
||Local Government (regional)
|Wally Tangohau, TPK
||Central Government, Cultural Cluster
|Lionel Crawley, NZTE
||Central Government, Economic Cluster
|Mike Bryant, MSD
||Central Government, Social Cluster
Jan Hania, DOC
Local Government (district)
|| Strategic Co-ordinator
Meeting Dates 2013
- Thursday 30th May, Rotorua District Council
- October - date TBC
The Leadership Forum comprises the Chief Executive or Regional Manager of each of the signatory organisations listed in Section 8 of this document.
There are currently 34 signatory agencies, all of whom have representation on the Leadership Forum, however meetings may have more than this number of people attending as Chief Executives and Regional Managers may elect to bring key staff with them for relevant meeting topics.