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 induction for new political and clinical leaders in health and care

26 June 2019
18 Smith Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3HZ

Download the programme

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.

To book, email 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.

  • 18-19 July 
  • 15-16 October 
  • 5-6 November (joint with Adult Social Care session)

Download the programme for 18-19 July

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 Health and Wellbeing in the West Midlands: a development network for Chairs and Non-Executive leaders

Network dates 2019

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

  • Tuesday 9 April
  • Friday 28 June
  • Tuesday 24 September
  • Wednesday 11 December

Please confirm your attendance to the following email: WMChairs@nhs.net

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

Sign up to the Health and Wellbeing System bulletin.