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.

LGLA introduced its new Level III Leadership Award at the most recent UBCM Convention.  Level III carries an added distinction, and the recipients were honoured with this beautiful  crystal award. For more information on the Leadership Certification Program, please visit our Programs page.  

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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Upcoming Events

Are you attending the Area Association Conventions coming up this spring? If so, you are eligible to claim 4 credit hours towards the LGLA Leadership Certification Program.

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.


All five Area Associations are holding their conventions in the months of April and May. Important note for all those ...


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