Independent - Next Generation 2021/22

Development programme for aspiring leaders

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Welcome to Next Generation…

Welcome to the Independent Group Next Generation programme. You are the eighth cohort of Independent Group members to take part in this critical flagship element of the support provided by the Independent Group at the Local Government Association (LGA).

The programme has been designed with a huge amount of time and attention to the content. It will give you access to expert speakers and all the key issues. The course will test and extend your knowledge, skills, and aptitude as you become the local government champions of the future. Be prepared for a challenge, hard work, and new opportunities. This is a very different type of programme, where you will leave bolder, more ambitious and well-prepared for the road ahead.

The three modules are just the start. When you have completed the programme, we hope you will stay in touch with us and each other, gathering strength over the years to come.

Enjoy the programme and I look forward to meeting you all.

Councillor Marianne Overton MBE
Elected Leader of the LGA Independent Group and Vice Chair of the LGA
Lincolnshire County Council and North Kesteven District Council

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Sarah Woodhouse
Head of Independent Group Office
0207 664 3206

Michael Barrett
Adviser, Leadership and Localism, LGA
020 7664 3162