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EM Forum #2 Strategic Thinking is Strategic Seeing

7 July @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


EM Forum #2 Strategic Thinking is Strategic Seeing

Duration: 4 Hours
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face 


Target Audience

Elected Members



Strategic thinking is an important skill for an effective leader. Strategic thinkers question the status quo, challenge their own and others’ assumptions and encourage divergent points of view with the understanding that different perspectives offer greater opportunity for a creative vision.

This forum will explore insights into some key leadership research and how this relates to Elected Members leadership.


Key Learnings

This forum builds on the coaching skills introduced in session #1 of LGA Training’s skills building series for Elected Members. (For further information and to enrol in the 'full series' at a discounted rate please click here.)

It will cover:
  • Strategic thinking in context of Councils strategic management planning process;
  • The concept of ‘shared leadership’;
  • What ‘humility’ means in context of the Elected Member role in leadership;
  • The qualities needed to be effective in strategic decision making


Rowena McLean, Director Sector Development - Local Government Association of SA
Rowena leads the delivery and continual improvement of the education and training offering to members.  She has twenty years of senior leadership experience in the local government sector, including supporting Mayors and Elected Members across governance and leadership.
As a qualified executive coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) she also brings a unique combination of skills to support Elected Members in their leadership effectiveness. 
Dr Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX), University of South Australia (UNiSA)
Chad is a Senior Lecturer at UNiSA and a published researcher on leadership. He has worked both in Australia and overseas. 


Additional Information

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.
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


Upcoming Workshops

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EM Forum #2 Strategic Thinking is Strategic Seeing 7 July 2021 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000 $385.00


7 July
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000
LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000 Australia

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