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E-Leadership for Local Government

IDeA

28 January 2003

Managers across local government will be able to use electronic learning to develop their strategic leaderships skills, the Cabinet Office has announced today.

The online training package, called PRIME: local government has been developed by the Department's Centre for Management and Policy Studies (CMPS) in partnership with Enlighten, a joint venture between e-learning producer Epic and the IMPOWER consultancy.

It is based on a similar e-learning programme, PRIME: leadership, which was launched for central government last year, and will be delivered by the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA).

The Cabinet Office said the programme would feature "a range of learning methods including tutorials, case studies, scenario-based simulations, off-line exercises and links to qualified sources of information."

IDeA's Chairman Colin Barrow commented: "Prime: local government offers senior managers in the sector the opportunity to develop an understanding of critical leadership skills through a programme designed for the public sector as a whole. This is a ground breaking opportunity for cross public sector learning."

Read the full announcement from IDeA

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