Organising and Managing Local Government
This five-day organising and managing local government course explores contemporary trends of public sector administration and is designed to strengthen the knowledge and managerial practice of local government professionals.
The material covered in this local government course is focused on the everyday practices of public sector management covering topics including local governments as public organisations, performance monitoring and reporting, corporate governance and ethics for local government, accountability, and capacity building.
|Duration||5 days (40 hours in total)|
|Time||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Location||UTS City Campus|
|Cost||$2,875 (GST free)|
The following content will be covered in this organising and managing local government course:
- The language of public administration
- Perspectives on public administration through the decades
- Understanding the organisations in which we work
- Corporate governance and ethics for local government
- Leading and managing in a political environment
- Forms of accountability
- Local government capacity and capacity-building
At the end of this local government course you will have:
- Examined a range of conceptual approaches to public administration that have shaped the nature and mission of public organisations, managerial practice and models of leadership.
- Outlined ways in which public sector efficiency and effectiveness have been conceived and applied, how these conceptions have influenced ideas and practices of accountability and equity.
- Described the imperatives and tensions in the administrative/political relationship and the impact of this relationship on leading and managing in the political and organisational context of local government.
- Integrated democratic values and citizenship into the ways that public organisations and leaders take account of society and the public interest.
- Identified and assessed ways in which the local government sector in Australia is embracing democratic practice and applying participatory governance approaches
Who is this course for?
This organising and managing local government course is designed for elected representatives, general managers and CEOs, second and third tier managers or anyone in public administration in state and federal government who need to understand local government better. This course is also suitable for people working in the non-government, not-for-profit sector who need to understand local government better.
In-house training solutions
This local government course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
About the presenters
Associate Professor Bligh Grant is Associate Professor at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and UTS Centre for Local Government. He is Course Coordinator of the Master of Local Government program at UTS. He is co-author of three books, Local Government in Australia: History, Theory and Public Policy (2017; with Joseph Drew) and Funding the Future (2013) and Councils in Cooperation (2012) (both with Brian Dollery and Michael Kortt). He is co-editor of Metropolitan Governance in Asia and the Pacific Rim (2018) with Cathy Yang Liu and Lin Ye. Recent co-authored scholarly articles have appeared in Australian Journal of Political Science, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Policy and Politics, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Local Government Studies and Australian Planner. He contributes regularly to media on Australian politics, particularly on local government matters.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Need more information?
- For course related enquiries and future dates email us or call +61 (02) 9514 7884.
- For enquiries regarding enrolments or payment email us here or call +61 (02) 9514 2913.
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.