Governance: Exploring new approaches

13 December 2012

Wigan Investment Centre, Wigan

There are now many models and new forms of governance models. This work will generally explore the changing relationship between representative and participative governance as well as between Whitehall and the Town Hall.

Specifically it will explore the growth of elected Mayors, combined authorities and city deals.

This session asks:

How is our relationships and structures of

About the series

Full details about this series of events including prices can be found in this brochure: Community Leadership Programme Brochure

North West Employers has come together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) to develop and deliver this new and thought provoking councillor development series to help you to be up to date with the latest thinking and practice in community leadership.

We are really excited about this series and the opportunities it will give councillors to learn and discover how they can shape their own community leader role to achieve the best outcomes for local people. This is vital given the fast moving pace of policy agenda, the on-going financial pressures and the radical changes taking place in Local Government.

The community leadership series has a total of 7 different sessions for delegates to attend. Each session will also be accompanied by a quick guide to the topic which will give a no nonsense overview and sign-post you to further information.

The sessions will be a stimulating balance between presentations, question and answer, and specially designed workshop exercises. We have purposefully designed the series to challenge your thinking and our presenters will pose questions designed to stimulate a debate. The workshop exercises are designed to provide a deep understanding of the changing community leadership role and expected capabilities of councillors.

You can choose to attend the full series or mix and match the topics to suit your interests. We would recommend attending session one which will give an overview to community leadership and then put the series into context.

Who Should Attend?

These courses are aimed at all councillors who are interested in finding out more about the public reform agendas and developing the community leadership skills.

To book your place or for more information:


T: 0161 214 7106