Leadership Programme for Councillors

As part of Academi Wales, the Welsh Government and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) is once again working in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA) to deliver the Leadership Programme for Councillors.


The Leadership Programme is recognised by the ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management), the UK’s leading awarding body for leadership and management, and Leadership Academy graduates will receive an accredited certificate.


The Leadership Programme is a place where leaders, and those in leadership positions, can explore the latest thinking in political leadership, and equip themselves with the knowledge and skills they need to rise to these challenges.


Part of the strength of the Leadership Programme is that it provides an environment where elected members from across the political spectrum can meet leading members from other councils and parties and talk about issues that are common to them.


This combination of learning from experts in the field of leadership and from the experience of their peers gives graduates confidence in their abilities and a new network of trusted colleagues.

The next Leadership Programme for members will take place in the Autumn of 2022.

Leadership Programme for Councillors: Frequently Asked Questions

For more information contact: Ann-Marie McCafferty



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