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Liz McQue

Leadership and Organisational Development Support Facilitator

Liz McQue

Liz is an experienced public service leader who has worked at Chief Executive level for over 10 years. Liz has operated as a strategic leader supporting public service organisations representing the interests of local authorities as employers, working with partners to improve outcomes for communities. Much of Liz’s time is spent working with groups facilitating large events involving different partners and smaller team events for senior managers, board members and local politicians.

Recent assignments include: providing individual and team coaching for Chief Executives as part of the LGA /Solace national support package to local authorities; working with the Birmingham University, LGA, Solace to develop a reflective learning intervention for authorities working with 21st Century Public Servant framework; providing support to several Combined Authorities’; supporting national public health bodies in England and Scotland (Office for Health Improvement Disparities - OHID and Public Health Scotland PHS)

Liz has worked on European projects with senior leaders and politicians from different countries including Denmark, Greece, and Ukraine. Her key interest is in organisational and system change, and the role leaders play in shaping cultures where people thrive.

Liz has held a number of external roles and served on a variety of boards including: North West NHS Leadership Academy; Chief Executives Leadership Commission; NJC working group on Public Health Workforce. Liz’s experience and expertise has been recognised by national and regional organisations and she has served on several high-profile Improvement Boards set up to address key improvement and governance challenges in local authorities.

She has led several cross-sector development initiatives including the development of a Public Sector Chief Executives’ Coaching Programme and has played a leading role in developing sector led improvement approaches.

Liz facilitates on several national leadership development programmes including Solace’s lead facilitator on the Springboard Leadership Programme, National Graduate Development Programme and the LGA’s Leadership Academy for senior politicians.

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