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Are your professional capabilities tailored to local government? Councils provide a unique arena for leaders. You deliver for your community, manage diverse staff, negotiate the needs of different stakeholders, and are guided by organisational, governmental and community visions. You need to continually adapt to changes in environments, legislation, communities and work culture. Get a step ahead by polishing your leadership skills in UTS’s interactive five-day course.
Tap into the Institute for Public Policy and Governance’s expertise to build your confidence and effectiveness as a local government leader. In this five-day course you will increase your professional skills and ability to understand behaviours and actions, inspire and motivate others, navigate change and conflict, foster innovation and communicate effectively.
You require a broad professional skill set to succeed as a manager in today’s local government. You also need to be adaptable to multiple changes in environments, legislation, communities and work culture.
Keen to cultivate your core leadership capabilities? This course builds your ability to understand behaviours and actions, inspire and motivate others, navigate change and conflict, and communicate effectively. Be supported to better engage staff, negotiate with stakeholders and navigate change in ways that work in Council.
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UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, as informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of this response, some of our short courses may be postponed to a later date.
Please note however, bookings are open for all courses offered by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG). If a course needs to be postponed, participants will have the chance to transfer to a later date, a new course or request a full refund. IPPG will also be offering a range of online or blended learning options facilitated via zoom video conferencing. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public sector professionals who want to develop personal and professional leadership capabilities in management positions.
Leadership Program Specialist: Sophi Bruce 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. At IPPG, Sophi has strategic responsibility for a suite of programs and subjects at University Technology Sydney committed to building leadership capacity across the local government sector on a national level. With extensive facilitation and project management experience, Sophi manages a range of consultancy projects for clients of the Institute in areas such as leadership, organisational change, community and place, collaboration, evaluation and capacity building. Sophi is an authorized 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.