SOLGM’s LGLeadershipPathways is a suite of initiatives designed to develop leadership capability and provide career enhancement opportunities for those working in all tiers of local government

Emerging Leadership

For those entering leadership, we offer the following assistance:

Accelerated Leadership

For those midway through their leadership journey we offer these initiatives:

Advanced Leadership

These initiatives have been created for Chief Executives and those in very senior positions in local government:

Management Foundations

Leadership has been the buzz word in recent years, but just as important are foundational management skills that enable your leadership skills to shine. In 2016 SOLGM partnered with Bay of Plenty Regional Council to develop a programme that covered core management skills for leaders including:

  • Stepping up to management
  • Decision making
  • Delegation techniques
  • Setting performance objectives
  • Performance conversations
  • Managing underperformance
  • Team meetings and plans
  • Managing in a matrix environment
  • Engaging with customers
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Resolving conflict

SOLGM offers this programme as an inhouse option for councils looking to develop team leader management capability. We also keep an ‘interested list’ for individuals and will offer the programme on a regional basis when where there are sufficient numbers. Should this be something of interest get in touch to explore how we can bring this to your workplace.

If you would like to know more about the programme contact Fiona Purchas, Manager Professional Development, on 04 978 1272 or else email

If you have any queries regarding any aspects of LGLeadershipPathways including the start dates and venues for the LG Accelerated Leadership and LG Executive Leaders programmes, please contact SOLGM's Professional Development Manager by phoning 04 978 1280.