Disabled Councillors Leadership Programme

July is Disability Pride Month, and the LGA is offering a programme of exciting leadership development opportunities for disabled councillors which is funded by the UK Government.

Below is a post from the Local Government Association advertising their Leadership Programme for Disabled Councillors.

We’re very excited to be launching our first leadership programme for disabled councillors, shaped in partnership with the leading charity Disability Rights UK. It has been co-produced with disabled people and councillors, ensuring it responds to the specific needs of disabled leaders. The carefully chosen topics and activities will take disabled councillors through a six-month journey of personal development and will accelerate and develop their leadership skills so they can become resilient and confident local leaders.

The programme is cross-party, free to attend, and will begin at a 2-day residential event on the 19th and 20th October in Manchester. This will be followed by monthly virtual workshops between November and March. Places are limited, so please express your interest early by emailing leadership@local.gov.uk.

One to One Coaching for Disabled Councillors

Coaching provides a powerful reflective space to grow and develop as leaders. Our highly effective coaching programme offers a cohort of 20 disabled councillors structured one-to-one conversations to support them to be brilliant leaders of their communities. Each councillor will have an initial ‘chemistry meeting’, where they will get to know their coach and set their personal leadership goals. This is then followed by 3x 1-hour coaching sessions via
Microsoft Teams or Zoom, where a professional coach will support them in achieving these goals. To find out more or book your place, please email grace.collins@local.gov.uk.

You can find out more about the LGA’s work on improving representation for disabled people in local government in this month’s First magazine online.

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