NLGN and IDeA hosting further round of Leadership Masterclasses for ‘new breed of local authority managers’
16 June, 2003

Senior management jobs in local authorities are now increasingly complex, requiring a new range of skills to ensure effective service delivery. To prepare a new breed of managers to meet the ongoing challenges of CPA and the 2005 e-government targets, NLGN and the IDeA are building on the success of their 2002 ‘Masterclasses’ and offering the opportunity to refresh strategic and leadership thinking.

The masterclasses, Leadership & Change Management Programme: learning from good practice – taking place this summer and autumn – are primarily aimed at Chief Executives, Senior Managers and Directors seeking to improve their leadership skills, manage change and transform their local authority.

Led by Sue Goss of the Office of Public Management, each masterclass will be based around a two-day residency, with the first taking place on 24 – 25 June. Participants will spend the time working through ‘business case’ issues, applying lessons learnt to their own situation and using peer support to develop their own strategy to drive change in their service or organisation. Delegates will be asked to provide details of their own business cases ahead of the seminar.

The masterclasses will involve plenary sessions and workshops on the themes of:

  • Mapping the Future

  • Organisational Transformation

  • Influencing Styles and Persuasion Techniques

  • Managing Innovation – Developing Creativity

  • Working with Partners

  • Creating a Plan for Change

A PDF of the agenda for the NLGN/IDeA Leadership Masterclasses is available at For booking details, contact Rosa Napolitano on 020 7357 0082 /

General enquiries: NLGN, Ian Parker – 020 7357 0116; IDeA, 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.

The NLGN/IDeA Masterclasses Leadership & Change Management Programme: learning from good practice are taking place on 24-25 June; 9-10 July; and 29-30 October 2003.