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2018-09-14 9:30:00 2018-09-14 9:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Building Leadership Councillors and Executive staff operate in positions requiring significant leadership capacity, managing numerous staff and layers of bureaucracy in order... Australia Michael Green mgreen@mav.asn.au

Building Leadership

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Councillors and Executive staff operate in positions requiring significant leadership capacity, managing numerous staff and layers of bureaucracy in order to deliver on the operational and strategic priorities of their local governments. This workshop provides a one-day summary of essential and advanced leadership skills, combining theory and practical exercises with local government case studies in order to maximise value for participants of all levels of skill and experience.

Workshop Description

Councillors and Executive staff operate in positions requiring significant leadership capacity, managing numerous staff and layers of bureaucracy in order to deliver on the operational and strategic priorities of their local governments. This workshop provides a one-day summary of essential and advanced leadership skills, combining theory and practical exercises with local government case studies in order to maximise value for participants of all levels of skill and experience.

Workshop Outline

This fundamental leadership workshop explores the characteristics of a good leader, leadership styles and, through group discussions, explores the ethical and professional integrity of leadership in the 21st century. The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction of leadership theory
  • Leadership style articulation exercise and critical reflection
  • Local government leadership case studies – successes and failures
  • Power dynamics and their effective management
  • Time and resource management tools
  • Workshop: Specific challenges faced by attendees.

Target Audience

The target audience is:

  • Councillors
  • Executive/Senior management
  • Governance officers.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Clearly articulate their existing leadership style and its pros and cons
  • Recognise their capacity and limitations as leaders
  • Identify opportunities for personal improvement
  • Recognise indicators of poor management before crisis situations develop
  • Develop effective management mechanisms to prevent poor management practices
  • Plan the most effective use of their time and resources.

For further information, contact MAV training on (03) 9667 5555 or email training@mav.asn.au

About Gordon Young

Gordon Young is the principal of Ethilogical Consulting. As a professional ethicist, he offers extensive understanding of decision-making methodologies, value articulation, challenge management and strategic planning necessary for success in today’s hyper-connected world. Gordon is a lecturer in Professional Ethics with RMIT University’s prestigious School of Design, and has provided consulting services to the St James Ethics Centre, Australian Scout Association, Rotary Australia, Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics, Laneway Learnings, and Australian Volunteers for International Development.

Gordon holds a Masters of Professional and Applied Ethics from Melbourne University, and a Bachelor in Social Science: Environment from RMIT University. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and a member of the St James Ethic Centre, Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics and Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.