Leadership Programme for Elected Members 2020-21

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 Elected Members.

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 elected members will take place in the Autumn of 2019, another will follow early in 2020. Leadership Programme for members dates:

North Wales - The Kinmel Hotel, Abergele (Weekdays)

  • 01/02 October 2019
  • 23/24 October 2019
  • 19/20 November 2019

South Wales - Marriott Hotel, Swansea (Weekends)

  • 25/26 January 2020
  • 22/23 February 2020
Provisional Dates and Venues for 2020-21

North Wales Programme - The Kinmel Hotel, Abergele (Weekdays)

  • 1/2 October 2020
  • 28/29 October 2020
  • 2/3 December 2020

South Wales Programme (Weekends)

  • 23/24 January 2021
  • 20/21 February 2021
  • 20/21 March 2021

The Leadership Programme for Elected Members: Frequently asked questions

For more information contact: Sarah Titcombe


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