Women in Local Government Leadership Workshop

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

  • April 30th - May 1st, 2019
  • Cliftons Perth


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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


Natalie Lincolne

After 20 years in private enterprise and government HR, organisational development and leadership development roles, Natalie established her consultancy “Incredible People” to deliver strategic leadership coaching and team performance solutions for organisations large and small. A specialist in state and local government leadership and OD in Western Australia, Natalie has facilitated many leadership development programs and coached emerging leaders through to CEOs.

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Women in Local Government Leadership Workshop - 30 Apr - 09:00- 16:30


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

  • Natalie Lincolne Strategic Performance Consultant Incredible People


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

  • Natalie Lincolne Strategic Performance Consultant Incredible People


Cliftons Perth

Parmelia House 191 St Georges Tce, Perth, WA, 6000, Australia

08 9480 0999

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