Women in Local Government Leadership Workshop

Practical strategies, methods and tools to enhance your effectiveness as a leader in Local Government

  • April 8th - 9th, 2019
  • Cliftons Brisbane


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- Understanding and managing public expectations
- Strategies to tackle conflict and project confidence
- Courageous and influential communication skills
- Strategic career progression in Local Government


Michelle Landy

Michelle Landy is a Change Leadership Specialist with a strong presence in Agribusiness. She is a board member at Total Grower Services, a leadership lecturer at University of Technology and an executive coach and facilitator to leaders and teams throughout industry. 

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Michelle Landy Communications


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Women in Local Government Leadership Workshop - 8 Apr


Leadership foundations for Local Government

- Explore the sector’s unique environmental factors, challenges and opportunities for advancement

- Review the capabilities, attributes, and skills of an influential leader

- Discuss the impacts of public scrutiny, dealing with elected members, and bureaucracy

- Manage a career as a female leader in a political environment


Emotional Intelligence (EQ) foundations for influence

- Evaluate your EQ strengths and identify opportunities for further development

- Understand the qualities of flexibility, empathy, resilience, and authenticity to maximise your leadership style

- Understand your internal drivers and how they impact your reactions

- Appreciate and recognise how your drivers may impact on others


Pathways to authentic and inclusive leadership

- Improve your self-awareness and self-reflection skills

- Align your leadership strengths with the expectations of your organisation

- Negotiate diversity and inclusion biases, enablers, and blockers

- Leadership in the public eye - Understanding and managing public expectations 

Projecting confidence and what that looks like as a female leader

- Courage under fire, tackling conflict, and projecting confidence

- Strategies to strengthen your resilience and resolve

- Developing confidence to put your ideas forward and advocate your own career goals

- Discuss the realities of imposter syndrome

  • Michelle Landy Executive Coach Michelle Landy Communications


Influential communication, stakeholder and community engagement skills

- Techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influence with coaching skills and “conversational intelligence”

- Presentation planning for Councils and community groups

- Leadership in the public eye - Understand and manage public expectations 

- When to engage and what level of engagement is right for each decision


Lead change and empower others

- Be a change agent

- Ensure clear communication of organisational strategy and change

- Courageously deliver difficult or unpopular decisions and feedback

- Managing conflict and competing priorities

Strategic career progression in Local Councils

- Everyday career management practices to create a personal leadership plan

- Maximise existing relationships and create new opportunities

- Strategies to manage your image and visibility

- Speak up, be focused and express yourself clearly

Women in Local Government leadership think tank

- Wrap up discussion on key themes and 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

  • Michelle Landy Executive Coach Michelle Landy Communications


Cliftons Brisbane

Level 3, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

07 3231 0999

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