Get involved in “Local Authority Challenge” 2018

6th April 2018

Once again, the East of England LGA is working in partnership with Breckland Training Services to deliver this year’s “Local Authority Challenge 2018” which will take place on Wednesday October 31st at the new venue of Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester.

The Local Authority Challenge offers a rare opportunity for aspiring managers across local government to gain exposure to issues outside of their normal working lives and give them a taste of life as a senior manager.

The challenge is open to teams of six people from any area of local authority work. Delegates will spend the day as a member of the newly-appointed management team of a fictional local authority, encountering and dealing with many of the issues faced by these teams in the real world, including:

  • Partnership working, collaboration and networking
  • Working with elected members
  • Managing financial constraints
  • Effective team-work and delegation
  • Communications and presentation
  • Dealing with the media

No doubt Hertfordshire County Council will be back to defend their 2017 title but with a completely updated Challenge scenario for 2018, could this be the year that your authority join the list of winning authorities? This event is always one of the training and development highlights of the year but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what some previous attendees had to say:

“After all the training the Council has put me through including my MBA, this has been by far the most challenging, realistic, and hence most valuable, single-day course”

“This was a fantastic experience to see how much you can achieve as part of a team. I am already urging my colleagues to keep an eye open for the chance to take part next year.”

“The Local Authority Challenge was a unique and enriching experience; and by far the best day of professional development I have ever done. The simulation was uncanny in that the stress, politics, disagreements and decision making all felt so real.”

“Overall Winners” 2017, Hertfordshire County Council

Places at the Local Authority Challenge are always in high demand and you are encouraged to book your team’s place as soon as possible.

If you would like to register a team for 2018, then please contact Breckland Training Services via:


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