Local Government

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, engaging with and supporting local communities and implementing policy in complex areas such as housing and climate change.

To engage successfully with these issues in the current challenging economic times, local authorities need leaders 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 senior leadres to balance competing priorities, develop innovative approaches to service delivery; be adaptable to change and work collaboratively across organisational structures.

These are the key issues underpinning the content, focus and learning methodologies on the Leadership in Local Government (LLG) Programme.

The Leadership in Local Government Programme is supported by the Local Government County & City Management Association and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Leadership In Local Government

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

 Nominees for this programme will be allocated a place on one of the two programmes below and must be in a position to attend all modules on that programme.  Swapping between programmes and modules is not possible.

Programme One

Module One: 21-22 March 2023 (Mullingar)
Module Two: 1-2 June 2023 (Naas)
Module Three: 14-15 September 2023 (Derry)
Module Four: 15-16 November 2023 (Mullingar)

Programme Two

Module One: 4-5 May 2023 (Mullingar)
Module Two: 15-16 June 2023 (Naas)
Module Three: 28-29 September 2023 (Derry)
Module Four: 15-16 November 2023 (Mullingar)

Approaches to learning on this programme are based on the belief that learning and development must be embedded in the real issues facing managers and organisations.

Participants on the programme commit to taking responsibility for their own learning and development and for using this learning to benefit their organisation. Individuals are challenged and supported to link their on- programme learning to real challenges faced in their organisations.

Learning methodologies are varied and designed to support and challenge individuals and groups. The programme facilitates learning by creating a forum for discussion and debate on issues and on the requisite skills and behaviours needed to practically lead and achieve change in the context of their real work challenges. A key focus is on the value of peer exchange and learning. Learning from peers is highly relevant and very impactful. To support and challenge peers and self to full learning requires full commitment to the programme and engagement and participation on many levels.

To get the most out of the programme participants will need the energy and enthusiasm to commit to and fully participate in all activities of the programme. Attendance at all modules is compulsory.

Participation is not limited to module time as there is significant degree of ‘inter-module’ activity such as individual coaching, group work, reflection and practice. Candidates should consider this requirement when applying for the programme, as these are essential and fundamental components of participation.

Participants will have the opportunity to identify their development goals at the outset and in conjunction with their coaching session reflect on how they are linking these goals to organisational challenges and needs.

Commences

21 March 2023 | 4 May 2023 Early booking is recommended as places are limited.

Duration

4 x Two-Day Modules

Fees & Enrolment

Each Local Authority is invited to nominate up to two executives for the Programme.  Nominations should be authorised by the Chief Executive.

Please complete and return a nomination form  as soon as possible.

The Programme Fee is €3,750 per person (2023).

We would encourange submitting nominations as early as possible to secure a place on the programme as a limited number of places are available.  The Programme Director will review all nominations and allocate successful nominations onto Programme One or Programme Two.

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The Programme

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, engaging with and supporting local communities and implementing policy in complex areas such as housing and climate change.

To engage successfully with these issues in the current challenging economic times, local authorities need leaders 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 senior leadres to balance competing priorities, develop innovative approaches to service delivery; be adaptable to change and work collaboratively across organisational structures.

These are the key issues underpinning the content, focus and learning methodologies on the Leadership in Local Government (LLG) Programme.

The Leadership in Local Government Programme is supported by the Local Government County & City Management Association and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Who is this for?

Candidates for this programme typically come from SEO, SE and analogous grades. They are also typically involved in strategic work, can demonstrate innovation, drive, leadership capacity and have aspirations for promotion to more senior positions.

Course Content

This intensive, modular programme focuses on the development of leadership and management skills including personal development.  

The personal development element of the programme will include developing self-awareness through 360° feedback and reflection; exercising leadership by moving out of ‘the comfort zone’; enhancing authentic and effective communications; and building resilience and a focus on purpose.

The programme incorporates a variety of learning methodologies including; formal and informal feedback, peer learning, interaction with senior local government managers and expert inputs.

Individual Feedback: An important vehicle for integrating the organisational and individual strands of learning will be one-to-one coaching sessions with an experienced coach. Each participant will identify and address a number of key learning issues for the programme. These can be drawn from pre-determined development goals or from the 360° feedback tool used on the programme.

Peer Learning: The varying perspectives, experience and multi-functional mix of participants is an important element of the programme to help stimulate comprehensive and robust analysis of issues and to challenge perspectives and behaviours. Active interaction and exchange between participants in discussions and group activities is central to learning.

Course Leader

The Course Leader is Teresa Casserly, Director Learning and Development at the IPA.  The programme will also include inputs from a number of expert Speakers.

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