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Leadership in Municipal Governance

AIM OF THE COURSE

  • Enhance the vision establishment, strategic foresight and oversight engagement, capabilities of local development and municipal structures and entities.
  • Advance the professional capabilities of public leaders as they build their value as political representatives and members of executive structures within municipalities.

  

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Establish and articulate future oriented perspectives, plans, policies and strategies in the context of markets, the economy, and state intervention.
  • Appreciate the parameters for governance action and the manner in which leadership is best exercised within specific local government contexts.
  • Collate information on local developments and analyse and interpret such information to make judgements.
  • Use appropriate and contextually relevant oversight strategies and tools to monitor and evaluate the implementation of plans and programmes.
Course content
Module 1: GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT

This module provides participants with the ability to use appropriate and contextually relevant oversight strategies and tools to monitor and evaluate the implementation of municipal plans and programmes.

Module 2: POLICY, STRATEGY AND PLANNING

This module provides an exploration of future-oriented policies, plans strategies and practices. It incorporates an analysis of approaches that optimally establish a balance between current and future needs.

Module 3: LOCAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

This module provides learners with the ability to collate economic and finance information on local developments and analyse and interpret the information to make judgements on local economic and finance strategies.

Module 4: LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC VALUE

This module provides an assessment of leadership practices that facilitate the achievement of public value and specific results in complex local governance contexts, incorporating an analysis of leadership practices that enhance institutional performance. The module provides learners with the knowledge, skills and applied competence for the exercise of political leadership and assists in establishing the parameters for ethical leadership action at the local level.

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