Team Building and Leadership
A focus on shared services, special projects, collaborative and partnership working has seen an increased demand for effective and cross-functional teams within local government with new levels of technology, communication and connectivity impacting team structures, locations and outputs. Local government teams need to be able to respond to changing service delivery models, social, financial and environmental challenges, and new models of governance and strategic plans. This course enables local government professionals to enhance their skills and understanding of what it means to build a team, to work with other team members, to lead a team, and to display leadership within a team.
During this course students build and demonstrate team leadership skills and strategies using a work-related project over a period of 2-3 months. Utilising on-line learning and coaching supervision, students are able to apply learning and tools into their roles for direct impact and development.
Types of teams; The forming and selection process; preparing and developing a team for success; team dynamics and processes; learning approaches and styles.
Evaluating performance; methods for collective thinking; dealing with stress and conflict; giving and receiving feedback; leading from within a team.
Implementing learning; action strategies for impact; personal and team development plans; aligning team purpose to council strategy.
|Duration||Five sessions (40 hours in total)|
|Time||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
$2,875 (GST free)
Who should attend?
Suited to professionals who:
- hold (or are about to take up) a significant supervisory or management position;
- work in a team or across teams that require collaboration;
- are in a team leadership role;
- aspire to a more senior and/or broader leadership role.
About the presenter
Leadership Program Specialist: Sophi Bruce With over 20 years’ experience working in and with the public sector, Sophi specialises in approaches to leadership development, change and transition, and social impact projects. She understands the complexities of leading in local government and draws on a range of techniques that help people to work collaboratively and generate improved outcomes. With UTS since 2011, Sophi has responsibility for the suite of leadership programs offered by the Centre for Local Government.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Successful completion of this short course could count as credit towards one of our postgraduate courses.
Customised and in-house delivery
This course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more
This short course is presented by the university's Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Learn more about the Institute's research, industry collaboration, postgraduate programs and short courses.
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