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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Understanding Community Leadership



Course Duration:

2 hours


This course is for delivery on an in-house basis - see content described below.


A 2 hour workshop to provide an overview of the community leadership role from the Councillor’s perspective, providing tips and techniques to help Councillors engage effectively with their local community


The LGA describes Community Leadership as being ‘about councils, both Councillors and officers, enabling local communities to steer their own future’.  This workshop explores the Councillor's role in effective community leadership.


  • Community Leadership – context and features
  • The Community Leadership role – skills and competencies
  • Effective community engagement – tools and techniques
  • Reviewing best practice in managing case work
  • Reviewing best practice in consultation
  • Balancing the strategic and the local – Councillors as community leaders
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