Highlighting Political Leadership

The LGA's range of political leadership development programmes helps to support and develop councillors ensuring our local politicians are confident and capable.


 The scale of the challenge that councils are currently facing requires strong, responsive and resilient leadership. To address this, we are refocusing our leadership offer so that senior councillors and officers have access to learning resources and the ability to share their experiences with their peers. This includes ensuring that councillors have access to online leadership tools that support their vital community leadership role in their national effort to respond to COVID-19, including through neighbourhood and community engagement. 

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The LGA is also working with Solace to offer executive coaching to chief executives and nominated senior officers.

Inspiring local communities and creating a better future for the people and places we represent takes ambitious leadership – effective political leadership has always been at the heart of healthy democracy.

The LGA's range of political leadership development programmes helps to support and develop councillors ensuring our local politicians are confident and capable; well equipped and well supported to make a difference, deliver and be trusted.

Supporting effective political leadership is part of our wider package of sector-led Improvement; helping councils strengthen local accountability, monitor performance and drive improvement.

The newly launchedLGA Political Leadership Network (log in required) on the Knowledge Hub offers councillors an online forum to talk amongst peers, network, ask questions, seek and share ideas and good practice.