Elected Member Leadership Forum

Duration: 3 hours (4pm - 7pm)
Investment: $470 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 face

The Elected Member Leadership Development Program is a series of professional development opportunities for continuing and newly elected members, designed specifically for the local government sector in South Australia.

This Forums theme:

'Strategic Thinking as Strategic Seeing’


Target Audience

Elected Members only



Strategic thinking is a key skill of an effective leader. Leaders must be adept at ‘seeing’ themes and trends and envisioning their own, and others ideas to assist them understand potential challenges and opportunities.
This forum will offer insights into current leadership research and explore how having an understanding of different perspectives relates to Elected Member leadership effectiveness and enhances strategic thinking.


Key Learnings

An understanding of ‘strategic thinking’ in the context of a Council’s strategic management planning process
An understanding of ‘shared leadership’
Insight into current research on ‘leadership humility’ and what it means for the Elected Member leadership role
An understanding of the skills a leader requires to be effective in strategic decision making



Rowena McLean, Sector Development Director, LGA and Dr Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu
Dr Chia is a published researcher on leadership and has worked both in Australia and overseas.  He is a Senior Lecturer at UniSA and takes pride in his approach as a facilitator when it comes to supporting others in learning.


Additional Information

If you are enrolling on someone's behalf, please ensure after selecting 'Book Now' below, you use the first page to enter your details and the second page to enter the Elected Member's details.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.