In times of challenge and change, organisations need strong leadership. Public service transformation is now a priority issue and local authorities are set to play a key role in this transformation. Local authorities are also critical to the development of infrastructure, to stimulating economic activity and to supporting local communities.
To engage successfully with these issues in the current challenging economic times, local authorities need managers with the vision and drive to make a difference; who think innovatively and holistically about the challenges they face and who can follow through with real focus and determination to deliver results and public value.
It has now become even more essential for local authority managers to balance competing priorities, develop new approaches to service delivery; be willing to adapt to change and adopt new behaviours to enhance effectiveness.
These are the key issues underpinning the content, focus and learning methodologies on the Leadership in Local Government Programme.
The Leadership in Local Government Programme is supported by the Local Government County & City Management Association and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.