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Collaborating with your councillor colleagues

Learn the five dysfunctions of a team and how you can overcome them to create trusting and productive relationships with other councillors
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    What to do when things are falling apart

    Things are falling apart - relationships are breaking down and the effectiveness of the elected council is noticeably diminished. It sounds dramatic but unfortunately this is the scenario that some elected councils face part way through the term. Sometimes it can come as as shock to councillors after the natural high and sense of cohesion following an election. 

    When this happens, not only is this stressful for the individual councillors and council staff but the community can miss out on the the effective implementation of services, planning and progress.

    So how does an elected council rally to salvage their ability to work together when there is disharmony in the team? 

    Webinar take-aways

    In this webinar, we zoom out to the group level to explore how the elected council can cohesively work together to achieve its purpose.
    Learn the warning signs for team dysfunction and the solutions to repair council cohesion and effectiveness. In this webinar, we share:
    • The unique challenges of governing as part of a collegiate democratic body
    • The points of tension that can arise in relationships between elected councillors
    • The impacts this can have on the performance of the elected council
    • Strategies to overcome team dysfunction and constructively unite the governing body
    • Ways to build your collective self-awareness and rebuild trust with your councillor colleagues   

    Your presenters

    At Locale Learning we believe in humanising the political experience and supporting local elected leaders to reach their leadership potential. Our team are united by our common passion to transform the leadership capabilities of our local elected representatives. 

    Emma Broomfield
    Founder & lead facilitator

    Emma is a qualified mediator and trained lawyer with 20 years experience in the local government industry. In that time, she has worked with hundreds of councillors as a legal advisor, conflict resolution specialist, facilitator, consultant, coach and Code of Conduct reviewer. She has gained deep insights into the unique challenges and common experiences they face in governing large complex organisations in a political environment and under close scrutiny from others. 

    Blyde Neser
    Leadership and team coach

    Blyde is a human resources consultant, leadership mentor, facilitator and accredited team coach with extensive experience in senior HR and consulting roles in local government and other industries. During her career of over 34 years as HR professional, Blyde discovered a passion for helping teams build trust and psychological safety, improve collaboration, take accountability and – ultimately – accomplish more so they can add higher stakeholder value.

    We have more

    This webinar is the first in a five part series unpacking dysfunction of elected councils, how to avoid it and how to resolve it. The series looks at dysfunction from multiple angles so councillors can be fully informed and up-skilled to keep themselves and the elected group on track to successful outcome delivery for their communities.

    Webinar 1

    Mastering your mindset amidst dysfunction - the individuals role in group dysfunction

    Webinar 2

    Collaborating with your councillor colleagues - how to bring the group together

    Webinar 3

    Building a healthy relationship with the executive team – cohesion with staff counts

    Webinar 4

    Cultivating connection and trust between council and the community 

    Webinar 5

    Knowing when and how to take action to address and resolve dysfunction 

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