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WOMEN IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

19th - 20th, April 2021
Virtual / Streaming

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

Overview

- Understanding and managing public expectations and leading in a political environment
- Strategies to tackle conflict and project confidence
- Negotiate diversity and inclusion biases, enablers and blockers
- Strategic career progression in Local Government
- Pathways to authentic and inclusive leadership
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ) foundations for influence
- Influential communication, stakeholder and community engagement skills
- Lead change and empower others

Speakers

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

  • Natalia Cowley

    Director, Corporate Affairs

    Central Coast Council
  • Simone Robards

    Director, People & Performance

    City of Canterbury Bankstown
  • Debra Just

    Chief Executive Officer

    Willoughby City Council

Agenda

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

19 Apr - 20 Apr

Workshop

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

Workshop

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

 

Interactive Panel Session: 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

  • Natalia Cowley Director, Corporate Affairs Central Coast Council

  • Simone Robards Director, People & Performance City of Canterbury Bankstown

  • Debra Just Chief Executive Officer Willoughby City Council

Pricing

Venue

Virtual / Streaming

Virtual / Streaming

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