Leadership of Place in an Age of Austerity: Whole Systems Thinking & Action
Local authorities and other public bodies are facing cuts in their budgets and staffing, while also being asked to improve the quality and accountability of local public services (eg policing and public health). They are also being called upon to tackle cross-cutting problems, to lead and develop their diverse communities, and to promote a sense of locality and of "place".
This requires new strategies and new leadership capabilities:
- Leadership to tackle complex problems - to which there may as yet be no known solutions
Leadership across boundaries - requiring "whole systems" thinking and action
Leadership beyond formal authority - mobilising partnerships and networks of public, private and voluntary organisations
Leadership of place - "place- shaping" and "place- shielding"
The debate will be led by Kim Ryley, Chief Executive of Shropshire County Council (previously of Hull City Council) and recent President of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE).
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