What sort of leadership do Combined Authorities need to be successful?
The LGA/SOLACE/ESRC Local Government Research Facilitator and University of Birmingham Institute for Local Government (INLOGOV), CityREDI and the PSA delivered a series of seminars to help local public partners develop highly effective combined authorities.
The third seminar in the series (05 November 2015) focused on:
- Political leadership: Mayors and Leaders – blending a new political leadership culture
- Executive officer leadership – 21st Century public servants in a shared space
- Designing new organisations – steal, borrow, innovate and leave behind
- The anatomy of collaboration – values, behaviours and practice which reinforce collaborative cultures
Personal perspectives on leadership of collaboration and devolution:
Deborah Cadman, OBE, Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council – Combined Leadership
Councillor Robert Sleigh, Leader, Solihull MBC – Leadership of Combined Authorities
Andrew Muter, Chief Executive of Newark and Sherwood, East Midlands Combined Authority – Develoved Power – Combined Leadership
Panel: Evidence into practice:
Catherine Staite, Director of INLOGOV – Political leadership: Metro-mayors and Leaders – the challenges of a new political leadership culture.
Vivien Lowndes, Professor of Public Policy & Management, INLOGOV – Building collaborative capacity: rules, practices and stories that reinforce collaborative cultures Research Facilitator for Local Government.
Catherine Mangan, Director of Public Services Academy, – 21st Century leadership for officers and members.