A webinar aimed at elected members, chief executives, senior managers and those with an interest in where the winds of change may blow the local government sector.

  • 250.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 250.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

After eight years of austerity, local government in England, Scotland and Wales has valuable lessons to share with New Zealand about change, leadership, structures, and smarter thinking for the future of local government.

SOLGM’s Principal Advisor Sector Improvement, Richard Mabon, will discuss the Through the Looking Glass report which was written following his tour of local government organisations in the UK. The report explores successful and emerging styles of leadership in the UK and the challenges of New Zealand’s smaller scale. The report also explores successful UK structures for service delivery and smarter thinking around commercial capability, digital maturity, and demand management.

Richard will provide his perspective and insights from the tour, along with some strategies that local government in New Zealand might adopt.

This webinar is being charged on a per council basis and is open to elected members and employees of a local authority. Others will be admitted by invitation only. We will send out a link with login instructions for the webinar the day before the webinar (Tuesday 24 July).
You'll have access to the webinar recording so you don't have to be available at the time of the live webinar.


Richard Mabon
Senior Policy Advisor Read Profile