For a clear understanding of your strategic contribution, the role you should play in strategy development, and an appreciation of important leadership behaviour. The course moves beyond core communication knowledge, informed by the experiences of communication leaders in local government, as well as research from around the world. The programme builds on the experiences of those taking part and adapts to meet the specific needs of the cohort as the day unfolds. It provides a unique and bespoke perspective on the practice of strategic leadership in local government communication.
Heads of departments, deputy level positions, senior managers and new or aspiring leader in local government communication who would like to learn how to gain influence in their organisation and be a trusted advisor.
This course is in-person and will be held at Leeds City Council Merrion House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8LX.
Dr Paul Willis is one of the UK’s leading academics in the field of leadership and strategic communication. Formerly a Professor of Corporate Communication at The University of Huddersfield, he is now Visiting Professor at Leeds Business School and Huddersfield Business School, while also running his own training and research consultancy.
Paul delivers many professional development programmes for communicators across local government and teaches the award-winning Masters in Strategic Communication Leadership for the GCS. His training is informed by the latest research, including his own books and journal articles. Paul has held a range of leadership and board-level positions in the communications industry before joining academia, ensuring his work is rooted in practical experience.
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