Future Leaders Programme

Covering everything from the basic principles of good communication to spending time at the LGA, to being involved in peer reviews and involvement at the LGcommunications Academy, the Future Leaders programme is designed to give variety and access to knowledge and experience across local government. Participants have the opportunity to spend time learning about what is now important to Leaders and Chief Executives and understand the role communications teams need to play in delivering their agenda.

Aimed at deputy heads of communications, and those with the potential to be heads of communications of the future, what we particularly look for in a Future Leader candidate are those communications professionals with the commitment to get involved with the network and the dedication to attend the wide variety of seminars and workshops.

In our increasingly changing world it has never been more important that as communications professionals we have the skills and credibility necessary to win the trust of the decision makers. Future Leaders’ is not only about getting communications practitioners to the top table – it is about giving them the skills to stay there and make a real difference and inform the policy directions of our organisations.

Visit the Applications page to download the form and apply today.

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"As well as reinforcing what is best practice in public sector communications, the LGcomms Future Leaders programme is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on and develop different leadership skills and styles, which can then be used as any given situation requires, ultimately benefitting your organisation.

It’s also an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the country who are at a similar stage in their careers, and form a close network to discuss various issues and bounce around ideas. Overall it was an incredibly positive, productive and entirely worthwhile experience and one that I would whole-heartedly recommend.”

David Green,  Senior Communications Officer, Brent Council

"The Future Leader’s course is hailed as one of the best development opportunities for aspiring communications heads in the public sector. It quite literally provides successful candidates with tailored support from those leading the industry.

It is highly recommended for anyone who is determined to succeed and progress as a leader in a challenging, diverse but extremely rewarding sector."

Emma Rodgers, Strategic Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council