The Accounts Commission and the Inspectorate Of Constabulary For Scotland first raised concerns about Strathclyde Police Authority more than a year ago.
But, in a new report, the two watchdogs complain the overall pace of change at the authority is "slow" and that they are "disappointed with progress".
Members of the authority, who are elected councillors from the Strathclyde Police area, missed an opportunity to become more actively involved in setting the vision for policing, the report also says.
The force had invited authority members to workshops, part of its strategic planning process for 2012-12, but these were "poorly attended".
Only three members took part in the first workshop last December and just one attended the January workshop.
The report states: "This was a missed opportunity for the authority to become actively involved in setting the vision and strategic direction for policing in Strathclyde."
In July last year a joint best-value audit, published by the Accounts Commission and the inspectorate, said the authority needed to "strengthen its arrangements for oversight of Strathclyde Police".
It said members needed "better support and training" to "develop their understanding, build their skills and gain greater confidence in holding the chief constable to account".
The new follow-up report said that while the commission was "disappointed with progress since the first report", it was encouraged by the authority's new convener, Councillor Philip Braat, who took on the post after May's council elections.
The chief executive of the police authority is preparing, together with an officer from the force, an improvement plan.
Mr Braat will be meeting Chief Constable Steve House to discuss how the authority and force can work better together.
Mr Braat said: "We fully acknowledge the findings of the report and have been working hard to address its conclusions."
A new national police force is due to be running by next April, meaning Strathclyde Police Authority will stay in place for only the next few months.