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Leadership Course: Leading to Empower

$ 698.00


20 June


On Campus (Sydney)


1 day


8 hrs

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Lead presenter

Sophi Bruce

Sophi Bruce
Senior Specialist Leadership Programs, IPPG

Sophi specialises in approaches to leadership, transition and social impact projects using a portfolio of techniques for reflective learning, collaborative working and thinking differently. From the design and delivery of bespoke learning programs to ongoing project delivery, Sophi's focus on positive tangible outcomes is supported by professional aptitude and a passion for facilitating personal, organisational and social progress.

Sophi is an authorised assessor of the Leadership Development Framework and has an executive certificate in Positive Psychology coaching. She has curated for the International Association for Public Participation and contributes to Adaptive Leadership Australia's leadership programs and The School of Life classes.

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In the ever-changing landscape of local government, leadership that empowers individuals and teams is crucial for fostering innovation, collaboration, and community growth. This leadership course aims to build your capacity and capability to be a purposeful, inclusive leader who can lead for impact.

About this course

This leadership course is grounded in local government context with experiential learning challenges. It focuses on relational leadership and how to lead with influence, empathy, the importance of communication, innovative ways of thinking, being and doing and self-reflection through the lens of management theories and structures.

The course teachings are based on evidence and rigour, drawing on cutting edge theory and practice relating to leadership development. The program encourages self-reflection in relation to your leadership development with the workshop closing with a self-reflection ‘check-out’ exercise.

Course structure

The following topics will be covered during this leadership course:

  • Emotional intelligence – empowering yourself to empower others
  • Empowering teams
  • Realising your collective leadership impact within council
  • The future ‘us’
  • Action and reflection.

Learning outcomes

As a result of this leadership course, you will: 

  • Learn a suite of strategies to empower others to achieve
  • Be able to actively contribute to the development of collective and collaborative leadership within council
  • Understand and grow your leadership impact.


Full price: $698 (GST free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Delivery style

The leadership course uses a blend of presentation, discussion, case in point teaching, consultation in pairs, group exercises and individual take-away tasks to put into practice learnings in the workplace. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the presenter in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Leadership course series

This leadership course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public. The course is one of five leadership courses in our Leading in Local Government series. Select the combination of courses from the list below that will meet your learning needs.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Contact us

If you have a specific question on course content or requirements, please contact us.

Who is this course for?

This leadership course is designed for local government leaders, aspiring leaders or those new to a leadership role in local government. The course is designed to equip local government professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to drive positive change within the local government context.

Book a session

Thu 20 Jun 2024-
Thu 20 Jun 2024
Expert: Sophi Bruce
  • UTS City Campus. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • On Campus (Sydney)
  • 1 session, 8 hours total

Enrolments close at 9am, Thursday 20 June 2024 AEST, or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.