The programme will include 5 classroom learning days, with innovative content and engaging delivery. Participants will learn essential skills for their improved communication and management of their team. The inclusive environment also encourages conversation where participants share and challenge ideas.
Peer to Peer Learning
Discussing ideas and challenges with other participants that work at different councils, is an excellent way to improve local government knowledge without moving jobs. With peer to peer learning you can challenge ideas with open dialogue with professional peers that might have a different perspective on a similar situation. It allows more innovative thinking without the change of environment.
Industry speakers and specialists, facilitate conversations while sharing their knowledge and expertise. Allowing groups to connect with individuals that have specialised in their field and are happy to share their knowledge and experience.
Participants may also choose an option to engage a mentor from the sector to add another dimension to their learning experience. Mentors are an additional option for leaders that would also like to engage an industry professional in their development and grow their network of local government contacts.
The final learning opportunity is to present as a group at LG Forum. This presentation exposes participants to senior leaders from the sector as they present on a topic that is currently challenging councils. This gives the groups a platform to showcase their leadership skills and provides an opportunity for networking with other councils outside of their region.
The graduation dinner is held along with the Retiring Members dinner following the forum, where participants get the opportunity to network with other graduates and network in a less formal environment.