Local Government

Thinking Stategically and Working Collaboratively for Effective Local Economic and Community Development is a one-day workshop.

Within the framework of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), this workshop aims to enable participants to gain:

  • A good understanding of the principles of good governance for effective partnership working;
  • An appreciation of how to develop strategic thinking skills to enable shared solutions to key challenges;
  • An awareness of how to develop oneself to become a more effective collaborative leader.

Local Community Development Committees bring together a wide range of partners with different experiences, expertise and perspectives who have the challenging task of working together to prepare the local development and community parts of the Local Economic and Community Plans (LECP) for their area.  Firstly, this requires an understanding of the principles of good governance - the process by which partners are required to work together, their roles, responsibilities and how they are held accountable. Secondly, as the challenges faced by localities are complex, achieving effective and sustainable solutions requires partners to develop the ability to think strategically, going beyond traditional functional, organisational or even sectoral allegiances, to agree what they need to achieve together.  Thirdly, achieving this common purpose requires the development of a collaborative mindset, engaging in constructive dialogue, a willingness to embrace difference and diversity in thinking and approaches, and developing new skills in managing tensions and conflict to build trust and positive working relationships.

Thinking Strategically and Working Collaboratively

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Key Facts

The Thinking Strategically and Working Collaboratively will be held at the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly.

Commences

6 December 2018

Application Deadline

November 2018 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

One Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of attendance at this one day course is €230 per person for those attending from Local Authorities, €405 per person for Corporate Members of the IPA and €450 per person for others.  Fee includes course documentation, tea/coffee and lunch. (Accommodation is not included)

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel:(01) 240 3666  | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a workshop, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Thinking Stategically and Working Collaboratively for Effective Local Economic and Community Development is a one-day workshop.

Within the framework of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), this workshop aims to enable participants to gain:

  • A good understanding of the principles of good governance for effective partnership working;
  • An appreciation of how to develop strategic thinking skills to enable shared solutions to key challenges;
  • An awareness of how to develop oneself to become a more effective collaborative leader.

Local Community Development Committees bring together a wide range of partners with different experiences, expertise and perspectives who have the challenging task of working together to prepare the local development and community parts of the Local Economic and Community Plans (LECP) for their area.  Firstly, this requires an understanding of the principles of good governance - the process by which partners are required to work together, their roles, responsibilities and how they are held accountable. Secondly, as the challenges faced by localities are complex, achieving effective and sustainable solutions requires partners to develop the ability to think strategically, going beyond traditional functional, organisational or even sectoral allegiances, to agree what they need to achieve together.  Thirdly, achieving this common purpose requires the development of a collaborative mindset, engaging in constructive dialogue, a willingness to embrace difference and diversity in thinking and approaches, and developing new skills in managing tensions and conflict to build trust and positive working relationships.

Who is this for?

The Thinking Strategically & Working Collaboratively Workshop is for people engaged in local partnerships which are focused on achieving improved economic, social and physical outcomes for the communities they serve including:

  • Chief Officers of the Local Community Development Committees
  • Members of the Local Community Development Committees
  • Professions for whom supporting or leading collaboration is a significant element of their role.
Course Content

This one-day workshop will support LCDC partners to deepen understanding of their collective responsibilities, think more strategically and develop their collaborative leadership capabilities by focusing on the following learning objectives:

  • Understanding the roles, responsibility, accountability of LCDC members and how to adhere to the principles of good governance (including transparency, clear communication and reporting systems, measurement and evaluation mechanisms) within the context of developing the local development and community parts of the LECP.
  • Developing and applying the skills for strategic thinking: systems thinking, re-thinking context and critical reflection- to enable more effective solutions across your locality.
  • Building the collaborative mindset:– suspending assumptions; effective listening and dialogue and managing tensions in self and others to build positive working relationships.
Course Leader

The Workshop Leader is Rob Worrall, IPA Leadership and Management Specialist.

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