Congratulations to the 2016/17 Future Leaders
Stephen Arnold – Head of Marketing, Birmingham City Council
Greg Burns – Acting Deputy Head of News and Internal Communications, Local Government Association
Lynn Cochrane – Senior Public Relations Officer, Midlothian Council
Karen Jeal – Senior Media Officer, Gravesham Borough Council
Gina Conde – Marketing Manager, Westco Trading Ltd
Euan Duguid – Communications Officer, South Lanarkshire Council
Jane Ball – Strategic Communications Adviser, Hackney Council
Louise Brown – Strategy, Communications and Engagement Manager, Islington Council
Andrew Brunt – Media Relations Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Shirah Bamber – Senior Communications Officer, Preston Council
Nancy Benson – Account Executive, Westminster City Council
Helen Card – Communications Account Manager, West Sussex County Council
David Green – Senior Communications Officer, Brent Council
Geoff Cowart – Head of Corporate Communications, Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Nicola Lenden – Transformation Communications Lead - Plymouth Council
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 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.
With tougher financial settlements ahead our ability to communicate with local people, staff and other partners will be placed at the forefront of the challenge faced by our organisations. 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