Israeli mayors up their game with leadership training
In Israel, as in much of the world, local governments run the services that touch residents’ daily lives and impact wellbeing, such as education, health, social welfare, water, sewers, sanitation, parks, sports and culture. Yet the mayors and managers in charge of these critical services have not had access to executive training specifically focused on the unique challenges and responsibilities of local leadership.
That changed last month when the Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership welcomed its first class of 20 mayors and municipal heads from across Israel. The local leaders kicked off an intensive, yearlong training that will equip them with tools and skills to deliver better and more equitable public services to residents, promote social and civic bonds, and plug into Bloomberg Philanthropies’ global network of innovative city leaders.