NLGN and IDeA announce Leadership Masterclasses for ‘new breed of local authority managers’
5 August, 2002

Senior management jobs in local authorities are becoming increasingly complex, requiring a new range of skills and competencies to ensure effective service delivery. To prepare a new breed of managers to meet the challenges of Comprehensive Performance Assessment and the 2005 e-government targets, a joint initiative by NLGN and IDeA is offering opportunities to refresh strategic and leadership thinking.

The Leadership Masterclasses – taking place during the summer and autumn – are primarily aimed at Chief Executives, Senior Managers and Directors who are looking to improve their leadership skills, manage change and transform their local authority.

Each masterclass will be based around a 2 day residency at a venue in central England – the first of which is being run on 28-29 August. Participants will use a new NLGN/IDeA report E-government and organisational transformation – lessons from Liverpool and Hertfordshire as primary source material.

Masterclasses will involve plenary sessions and workshops on the following themes:

  • Identifying the Common Barriers to and Catalysts for Change
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Creating a Clear Vision and Strategy – Focusing on the Endgame
  • Organisational and Cultural Change
  • Looking for Wins
  • How to create a Learning Culture
  • Identifying and Benchmarking Innovation
  • Customer Focus and the Importance of Consultation
  • Strategic Business Partnerships and Affordability
  • The Challenge Ahead – Helping to Deliver Locally
  • Joining up – Creating a Strategic Plan

A PDF of the full agenda for the NLGN/IDeA Leadership Masterclasses is available within conferences/events at Or contact Rosa Napolitano on 020 7357 0082 /

General enquiries on NLGN: Ian Parker – 020 7357 0116 /
IDeA enquiries: Paul Bailey – 020 7296 6529

Notes for Editors:
NLGN is an independent think-tank, seeking to transform public services, revitalise local political leadership and empower local communities.

IDeA provides practical solutions to improve council’s performance, by offering tailored support packages to individual authorities and by developing innovative solutions to problems affecting the whole of local government.

Copies of E-government and organisational transformation – lessons from Liverpool and Hertfordshire are available from York Publishing Services Ltd. £20.00 (£1.25 p&p) Tel: 01904 431213. Fax: 01904 430868. Email: