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Leadership Capability FrameworkBuilding capacity in local government means developing great leaders, leaders with world class skills and characteristics capable of navigating the complexities of the sector.
About the Framework
The purpose of this Leadership Capability Framework is to enable councils to work collaboratively and have a common understanding of the capabilities and the behaviours that support and develop those capabilities, required at all levels of leadership.
It is a resource for engaging with the different categories of leadership within a council and provides a transparent framework with the types of capabilities and behaviours that would be reasonably expected of a person within each of the leadership categories.
It has the potential to link to broader human resource and organisation development objectives including employee attraction, recruitment, development, performance assessment and retention through the articulation of specific behaviours and performance outcomes.
This framework was developed by Executive Education, University of Adelaide on behalf of Local Government Professionals Australia, SA and was financed by a grant from the Local Government Association.
The Framework recognises four types of leadership:
Individual: Leadership is at all levels of a council and the framework acknowledges the important role and contribution of individuals.
Team Leader: This category refers to those responsible for daily management of front-line staff, including both internal and external work teams.
Middle Leader: This category includes department and function leaders.
The capability foundations covered in this framework are:
Vision and strategic thinking
Personal drive, professionalism and integrity
Develops self and others
Manage resources and risk
Health, safety and wellbeing