Course Description

Leadership in Local Government

In times of challenge and change, organisations need strong leadership. Public service transformation is now a priority issue and local authorities are set to play a key role in this transformation. Local authorities are also critical to the development of infrastructure, to stimulating economic activity and to supporting local communities.

To engage successfully with these issues in the current challenging economic times, local authorities need managers with the vision and drive to make a difference; who think innovatively and holistically about the challenges they face and who can follow through with real focus and determination to deliver results and public value.

It has now become even more essential for local authority managers to balance competing priorities, develop new approaches to service delivery; be willing to adapt to change and adopt new behaviours to enhance effectiveness.

These are the key issues underpinning the content, focus and learning methodologies on the Leadership in Local Government Programme.

2023 Dates for this course are to be confirmed.

Training ProviderInstitute of Public Administration
Course LocationBallsbridge, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 4
Course CategoryLeadership Skills & Development, Management & Leadership Development
Course TypeClassroom Based
Awarding BodyInstitute of Public Administration (IPA)
Course DurationEight Days over a six month period.
Course TimeThis course takes place over four two day modules. Modules run from 9:30 to 5:00 on scheduled dates.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsCandidates for this programme typically come from SEO, SE and analogous grades within Irish Local Autorities. They are also typically involved in strategic work, can demonstrate innovation, drive, leadership capacity and have aspirations for promotion to more senior positions. Candidates must be nominated to attend the programme by their Chief Executive.
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Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

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