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.

Thank you to the 630 delegates, 70 speakers and panel members, and the crew of amazing sponsors and partner organizations, who participated in, performed at, and exhibited in the 2023 Elected Officials Seminar Series! 

The EOS wrapped up on Friday, March 17th at the Coast Hotel in Prince George. LGLA could not be happier with the warm, enthusiastic reception of the three-day seminars we delivered in the five Area Associations.  
The legacy material from this epic road trip is available in the “past events” section of our website.

Please mark your calendars for the 2024 LGLA Forum in Richmond, which will be held at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, January 31-February 2.

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 and steps to obtain certification here.

The Local Government Leadership Academy is excited about the great line up at the upcoming UBCM – Union of BC Municipalities’ – Housing Summit.  The event will be held Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Click on the image to access the UBCM event page!
LGLA is grateful for the ongoing support of the following sponsors and partner agencies:

Upcoming Events

UBCM Housing Summit: Housing BC Together Tue, Apr 4 2023, 8:30am - Wed, Apr 5 3:30pm Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Area Association Annual Conventions: AVICC-Nanaimo-April 14-16 AKBLG-Cranbrook-April 21-23 SILGA-Vernon-April 25-28 LMLGA-Harrison Hot Springs - May 3-5 NCLGA-Chetwynd and Dawson Creek - May 9-12 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.


UBCM is organizing a Housing Summit in Vancouver in the first week of April with a great line-up of guest ...
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Local Government Delegates attending their Area Associations' Spring Conferences are eligible to receive 4 credit hours towards their Leadership Certification! ...
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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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