Leadership development

In partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, we co-deliver leadership events for political and clinical leaders in care, health and wellbeing. These provide an opportunity to learn from each other and share experiences, using the LGA's tried and tested approach to leadership development.

The health and care political and clinical leadership offer

The health and care political and clinical leadership offer is a joint support offer from the LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners reflecting our commitment to strengthen the leadership of local health and care systems. The sessions will be co-delivered by local authority and clinical commissioning group (CCG) colleagues. All sessions are free.

The leadership development sessions are aimed at:

  • HWB chairs/co-chairs
  • HWB vice chairs
  • council leaders
  • CCG chairs
  • any other leading political role in a health and care system or devolution arrangement
  • portfolio-holders/lead members with responsibility for adult social care
  • portfolio-holders/lead members for public health

Annual HWB chairs and co chairs summit

‘Leading Healthier Places’

Wednesday 18 March 2029, 9:30am - 3.30pm
18 Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HZ

This will be our sixth summit for Health and Wellbeing chairs, lead members in care and health and CCG Chairs.

Download the agenda

To sign up for the event, please email Sue on Sue.Neumann@local.gov.uk


16 June 2020, 10.30am–3.30pm

If you are new to a leading role in a health and care system, this free induction session will brief you on the policy issues, look at leadership challenges, and relate both to your local area. As well as hearing from a range of participants across the health and care system, you will hear about further support on offer and have plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.

The event will be held at the LGA in central London.

For further information and to book a place, please contact sue.neumann@local.gov.uk

Leadership Essentials

These free two-day residential sessions are an opportunity to reflect on the leadership challenges of these roles, away from the day job, and to share experiences and actively learn from each other. Using the LGA’s tried and tested approach to leadership development, the programme will be led by LGA member peers and national health partners and focus on a range of current and crucial issues.

Dates for 2020 will be confirmed shortly.

Email grace.collins@local.gov.uk for more information

Lead member development

The LGA provides a range of resources for portfolio holders with responsibility for adult social care to assist them to meet the challenges of their demanding role.

Regional leadership events

If you are interested in having a regionally based political leadership or joint political and clinical leadership event please email caroline.bosdet@local.gov.uk.

Place Based Leadership for HWB in the West Midlands: a development network for chairs and non-executive leaders

The events will be held in Birmingham, and attendance is free of charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Following the announcement of a General Election on 12 December, the West Midlands Chairs Network on 11 December will be rescheduled to January. The new date for the session will be confirmed and provided here shortly.

Find out more about the West Midlands LGA and NHS England place-based health and wellbeing leadership network.

Place Based Leadership for HWB in the East Midlands: a development network for chairs and non-executive leaders

The LGA, NHS Confederation and NHS England/Improvement are co-sponsoring the development of an East Midlands Network for chairs and non-executive. Co-chairs Cllr Sue Woolley, Prem Singh and David Pearson are pleased to invite lead elected member and NHS chairs/non-executives, and  have worked with the sponsors to develop our inaugural meeting where we hope to gather your ideas and input on future topics, what you want from the network and the key challenges you are facing. The first event will take place on 5 February 2020 at Leicester Tigers (Tryline Suite), Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR. The programme will commence at 10am and will be followed by a networking lunch at 1pm.

Sign up to the HWB System bulletin.