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.


More information on some of our key offers are given below and you can download our full prospectus of support for leaders of care and health.

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

Political and clinical leaders in health and care annual summit

Powerful partnerships, healthier places

27 February 2019

Park Plaza 239 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1EQ
Our annual event will be co-chaired by Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chair, LGA Community Wellbeing Board, and Dr Graham Jackson, Co-chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners.

Download the programme

To book a place, please email paige.edwards@local.gov.uk

Induction for new portfolio holders

June 2019, Central London

If you are new to a leading portfolio role in a health and care system, this free induction session is for you. This session will brief you on the policy issues, look at leadership challenges for these high profile roles, and relate these to your local context.

As well as hearing from a range of participants across the health and care system, you will hear about further support on offer for you and have plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.

The date is currently being confirmed, but will be at the end of June 2019. Please check this page for updates, or contact Paige.Edwards@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 2019/20 will be confirmed shortly.

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.

West Midlands: 14 December 2018: accountable care - learning to date 

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

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