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22nd - 23rd, April 2020
Sydney, AU

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


Michelle Landy

Michelle is a specialist in Leadership, Change and Communication excellence. She is a highly experienced, facilitator, coach, professional development presenter and a Master practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She was a lecturer in Leadership at the University of Technology for fifteen years and in-house trainer and consultant to businesses throughout Australia. With over twenty-five years experience in business and personal growth development and a strong academic background, Michelle’s work helps people make profound change. She has a strong presence in Agribusiness and is a board member at two agricultural businesses in Australia.

Executive Coach
Michelle Landy Communications


- Understanding & managing public expectations & leading in a political environment
- Strategies to tackle conflict & project confidence
- Negotiate diversity & inclusion biases, enablers & blockers
- Strategic career progression in Local Government


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Women in Local Government Leadership Workshop

22 Apr - 23 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 Sydney

Level 13, 60 Margaret St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

+61 2 9250 0999

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