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17th - 18th, March 2020
Wellington, NZ

Develop & refine key leadership capability to excel in local government Tier 3 & 4 roles & beyond


Ruth Hamilton

Ruth has 20 years' experience in the New Zealand public sector working in local government, shared service environments and consulting. She has worked extensively with governance boards, chief executives, leaders and teams in the development and delivery of complex transformational programmes.


By synthesising her formal qualifications, experience and research, Ruth delivers a unique and engaging workshop on why leadership is so important and what you can do to build your leadership skills.

Managing Director
Splice Consulting


- Leadership in a local government context
- Identify & develop your capabilities as a local government leader
- Strategies to drive strategic change & management
- Develop & maintain internal & external stakeholder engagement


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Local Government Managers & Emerging Leaders Workshop

17 Mar - 18 Mar

Leadership in a local government context

- Tackle unique environmental factors, public scrutiny and the challenges of dealing with elected members

- Build public accountability in yourself and your team

- Explore bureaucracy as a barrier to innovation, breaking down silo mentality


Understand your own leadership style

- Define your leadership style

- What are the capabilities, attributes and skills of an influential leader?

- Align your leadership strengths with the expectations of your organisation


Everyday career management practices

- Scaling the heights and surviving the hard yards

- The real challenges, obstacles and opportunities on the long road to success

- Practical and personal advice for career progression


Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Understand your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader

- Leverage your EQ in the workplace

- Embrace qualities of empathy and authenticity to become a better leader

  • Ruth Hamilton Managing Director Splice Consulting

Leading through change

- Distinguish types of change and their characteristics

- Lead a team through change

- How do effective leaders promote performance in complex settings?


Developing influential communication skills

- Alter your style to suit different situations and people

- Ensure clear communication of organisational strategy and change

- Courageously deliver difficult or unpopular decisions and feedback


Strengthen your resilience and resolve

- Leadership under pressure - how to perform productively through tough times

- Bounce back from challenging situations and predicaments

- Effectively manage conflict and turn negativity into opportunity


Local government leaders think tank

- Wrap up reflection on key themes and create your career action plan

- What will you do differently as a result of this program?

- How to stay on track when other priorities demand attention

- Tools and ideas to navigate obstacles and competing priorities

  • Ruth Hamilton Managing Director Splice Consulting


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