A leadership development initiative

The Local Government Leadership Academy is a leadership development initiative that serves local government and First Nations elected officials and senior administrators throughout British Columbia by improving the competencies needed to effectively manage and lead BC’s communities.

Delegates who completed the EOS series are eligible for 15 credit hour towards their Level I, Level II, or Level III Certifications. Please take a look at your Leadership Certification Program requirements, check out Vision 2024 and review steps to obtain certification here.

Check out this handy resource guide for elected officials in bc:

“Excellence in Local Government: Organizations Supporting Vibrant Communities in British Columbia” 

This guide provides a concise overview of organizations that support your work in local government.

Click on image to access and download the document.

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LGLA is grateful for the ongoing support of the following sponsors and partner agencies:

Upcoming Events

There are several events coming up in the early summer that delegates can use to obtain credit hours towards Leadership Certification: Leading with Purpose - GFOABC Annual Conference, May 31-June 2, Whistler Taking Stock (ReShaping) Together, LGMA Conference, June 13-15, Nanaimo UBCM Annual Convention, "Balancing Act", September 18-22, Vancouver. Looking Ahead: LGLA Annual Forum Winter 2024 The Local Government Leadership Academy is looking forward to seeing everyone at its annual Forum in 2024. Forum will be held at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond January 31-February 2, Wednesday Noon to Friday Noon.

Education & Training

The LGLA Certificate Program provides certification to elected officials at three levels. The aim is to encourage elected officials to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge. Participation at Leadership Forums, and particularly at an Elected Officials Seminar, is a required element of the LGLA Certificate in Local Government Leadership.


Explore the LGLA documents and resources library from past events.


Local Government Delegates attending their Area Associations' Spring Conferences are eligible to receive 4 credit hours towards their Leadership Certification! ...
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Handbook for Newly Elected Offcials ...
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Download 2023 EOS Conference Brochure HereDownload each Program At Glance for the individual EOS session at the following Area Association venues:Program ...
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Delegates who attended the 2022 UBCM Convention are eligible to claim 7 hours towards their LGLA Leadership Certification. For details ...
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LGLA has launched the 2022 Vision Program, to assist delegates working towards their Local Government Leadership Certification, in finding concrete ...
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Click here for a brief summary of the 2018 LGLA Leadership Forum Proceedings ...
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