The Leaders' Programme

The Leaders Programme is a new  modular cross-party leadership development opportunity designed around the needs of council leaders. 

About the programme

The Leaders' Programme will support and stretch leaders to ensure they have the capacity to successfully lead their communities and organisations. The programme seeks to create a safe space for council leaders to share their concerns and challenges; learn from one another; work together on addressing the big issues they face; and explore and test new ways of working and leading across their organisations, partnerships and communities.

Participants themselves will set the programme agenda, selecting from a menu of expert speakers and supported throughout with external facilitation.

Benefits of attending

The programme will provide a group of like-minded council leaders with the time and space to:

  • better understand the changing environment and how it might impact on their local community and landscape
  • develop and enhance their organisations agility and resilience when addressing the complex and difficult challenges their communities face
  • reflect and sharpen their own leadership skills so that they are better equipped to harness collaborative energies of individuals, communities, businesses and public sector partners to deliver enhanced public value in these challenging times.

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for council leaders who have been in the role for five years or less.


Module 1 –  21 – 22 September 2017
Module 2 –  19 – 20 October 2017
Module 3 –  23 – 24 November 2017
Venue: Crewe Hall, Crewe


William Brooks
Telephone: 020 7664 3053

14 March 2017