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LGA and Solace Group managerial leadership programmes

LGA sponsored programmes, designed by the Solace Group, to deliver managerial leadership programmes to ambitious rising stars and executive leaders in the public sector.

Total Leadership

Total Leadership is a development programme for executive leaders,aspiring to become chief executives.

The course is designed by SOLACE and INLOGOV and delivered by local government specialists together with Russell Group academics. The programme provides an exceptional development opportunity, combining the latest theory with practical skills and knowledge as well as insights from high profile speakers.

The course runs over 12 months, with five residentials, plus online learning and action learning on real-time, work-based problems. The distance learning elements can be completed at participants’ preferred times and pace, fitting into what are always extremely busy work schedules.

To find out more about the Total Leadership Programme, the modules and how you can apply, please see link below.

Total Leadership Programme


This is a unique development programme designed for future managerial leaders of local government.  This is suitable for enthusiastic individuals at middle manager or head of service level, who are the rising stars of the public sector and seeking to move into more senior roles.

The main components of the programme include:

To find out more about the Springboard Programme and how you can apply, please see link below.

Springboard programme


AMPlify provides a significant development opportunity for groups of staff who are currently under-represented within senior leadership levels. It is designed for staff from ethnically diverse backgrounds who have the ambition and potential to become future leaders within local government.

The unique interconnected three-strand design of the programme means that it also further welcomes applications from line managers and ‘advocates’ (chief executives and directors), who wish to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience to create an environment that fosters inclusivity and champion the potential of the talent they lead.

To find out more about the AMPlify programme and how you can apply, please see link below.

AMPlify programme

These programmes are funded by the UK Government.