ADEPT / SOLACE Leadership Development Programme

Excellence in leadership is something ADEPT not only promotes and supports, but also benefits from.

As part of our commitment to maximising sustainable growth in communities throughout the UK, we launched a high level Leadership Development Programme for aspiring Directors of Place in February 2019. Following the success of our inaugural programme, we are again running the Leadership Development Programme in 2020.

About the programme

In partnership with SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives), ADEPT’s inspirational leadership programme is designed specifically to explore the demanding place director role and its challenges in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment.

The programme has been created for aspiring place directors who have reached Tier 3 senior leadership level.

Working with a network of colleagues with similar ambitions, the programme will give participants the opportunity to:

  • Develop new skills
  • Build on previous leadership and management training
  • Debate issues
  • Explore challenges
  • Hear from current place directors

Timings and modules

The programme will launch on 7th February 2020, with a one-day session that will provide an overview of the aims, concepts and modules in more detail and an opportunity to network with colleagues.

The launch is followed by four modules running from March to September 2020.

The two-day workshops will cover:

  • Module 1 (18 & 19 March) - Leadership and Change
  • Module 2 (12 & 13 May) - Strategic Thinking
  • Module 3 (1 & 2 July) - Working Collaboratively
  • Module 4 (2 & 3 September) Coaching for High Performance
  • Action Learning Sets

We are seeking applications from a wide range of people and backgrounds. We are committed to delivering on our 50/50 initiative to encourage diversity and bring different perspectives to both the programme and ADEPT.

The entire programme costs £1,750 and we hope aspiring place directors will take advantage of a programme designed specifically for them.

Further information

For further information, please click here to read the leaflet.

To download the Expression of Interest form, click here. The closing date is 5pm on Friday 25 October.

If you are interested and would like to speak to someone, please contact us.