Municipal Governance Excellence
Municipal Governance Excellence
28 Oct 2020
R 5100.00
Brief Description
The Municipal Governance Excellenceshort course provides you with the requisite skills, expertise and knowledge of the municipal context and its dynamics in your role as municipal councillor. During the course, you will develop a good understanding of your oversight and leadership mandate as the community you serve places higher demands on capacity and expectations for service delivery. You will come to understand the core dimensions of (i) acting as legitimate representative of the community you serve, (ii) providing general leadership and monitoring and oversight roles in the council, and (iii) acting as custodian of municipal resources (especially public finances).
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:Municipal Leadership Comprehend and apply the principles of visionary, transformational and strategic leadership in local government Comprehend particular leadership approaches, skills, and strategies Set the leadership parameters to guide a metropolitan council towards a desired end-state Appreciate the particular roles of various political leadership structures in council Appreciate and comprehend the particular role of Traditional Leadership in local governance Comprehend the role of administrative leadership in council to bind the administration and council as a single unit for municipal excellenceCommunity Profiling Comprehend the nature of urban planning and role of community engagement Comprehend the nature, role, purpose and content of Community Profiles Design a Community Profiles in their area of jurisdiction Develop a basic community engagement strategy that could lead to more effective service delivery projects Business Presentation and Public Speaking Design and deliver basic presentations concisely; Design and deliver informative presentations clearly; Speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, movement, and vocal variety Communicate and interact more effectively Understand the nature and dynamics of various types of presentations Effectively prepare presentations Deliver presentations effectively; Evaluate the impact and success of presentations Utilize the Story Strategy methodology of Presentation and speeches Overcome stage fright by managing physical symptoms Productive Meeting Procedures and Management achieve the meetings objective have minimum amount of time taken for the meeting and time used effectively
Course Content
3-day programme for Caucus Whips and Caucus ChairpersonsDay 1: Municipal Leadership and Community ProfilingSession 1: Municipal Leadership Principles of visionary, transformational and strategic leadership Particular leadership approaches, skills, and strategies Leadership context of the local government sector Guiding a metropolitan council towards Local Agenda 21, Governments Programme of Action, the National Development Plan: Vision 2030, Provincial Growth and Development Strategy, and the realisation of the objectives of the Integrated Development Plan Role of political leadership structures: Office of the Executive Mayor, Office of the Speaker, Chief Whip, Chairpersons of Standing and/or Portfolio Committees, Ward Councillors. Role of Traditional Leadership in local governance Role of administrative leadership: Office of the Municipal Manager, Directors, and HODsSession 2: Community Profiling Nature and principles of Developmental Local Government Urbanisations and migration patterns in South Africa with specific reference to the City of Tshwane Contextualising Community-based Planning in metropolitan areas The Spatial Development Framework Principles and praxis of Local democracy Principles of community engagement and consultation Functioning of Ward Committees Role and responsibilities of the Office of the Speaker and Ward Councillors Role of Community Development Workers Functioning of NGOs and Community-based Organisations (CBOs) in communities Nature and role of Indigent Registers in urban areas The nature of urban life in South Africa (physical environment and spatial frameworks, basic household and community facilities, social cohesion and formal and informal networks, economic prosperity, nodes, livelihoods and viability , political community The nature and characteristics of community Segmenting the community Community Profiling instruments (e.g. Geographical Information System (GIS), the Citys Management Information System (MIS), statistics and information from Stats SA, SALGA, COGTA, Municipal IQ, and the Cities Network) Typical content of a Community Profile Practical session 1: Steps in designing a Community Profile Practical session 2: Designing a planning template for a Community Profile Practical session 3: Development of a community engagement strategy Practical session 4: Case analyses: Community profiles of the City of Tshwane Day 2: Business Presentation and Public Speaking Session 1 Preparation Planning the presentation Adult learning Content and structure Presentation aids Rehearsal Session 2 - Stage fright Session 3 - The presentation Body language Effective communication Managing the audience Voice modulation Questions and answers Audience involvement techniques Personal power Practice, practice, practice! Formulating a personal action plan Session 4 - Story Strategy Outline
Entry Requirements
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Catalogue and Category:
Public Administration and Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are a Caucus Whip and Caucus Chairperson
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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