University of Technology Sydney

15610 Leading in Local Government

6cp; block (five-days on-campus)
Requisite(s): 15604 Local Government Principles and Practice OR 49460 Local Government Management Principles and Practice 1 OR 15608 Organising and Managing in Local Government OR 49277 Corporate Planning and Management
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This postgraduate subject focuses on evaluating and developing the core professional capabilities and skills that are required to make full use of the challenges and opportunities of being a leader in local government. The subject encourages aspiring and current leaders to extend their thinking and practice in the five domains of: Leading Self; Leading Others, Leading Organisations, Leading Change, and Leading Futures. The subject combines conceptual frames of reference from leadership studies with scenarios and case studies from within local government contexts to encourage students to evaluate the qualities required to lead effectively in this sector. The subject enables students to leverage new knowledge and thinking in their role and career progression through a tailored action plan for leadership development.

This is a core subject in the Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership (C11215). It is offered as an elective subject in the Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management (C06033) and the Master of Local Government (C04257). It can also be taken as a short course.

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