LGMA Queensland is your organisation and is here to help you in your local government career. In 2016 we will again offer a host of new and established programmes aimed at helping our members improve their skills and practices so they can perform better; for their own benefit and for that of their organisations and communities. No matter where you are in your career, chances are we have a programme that will support you in reaching that next stage of development.
Do you need skills in managing people? Ignite is available for newer managers or the Management Masterclass if you are more experienced.
Do you want to troubleshoot matters specific to your area and learn from the experiences of other councils? The Villages should give you this exposure.
Do you want to develop your understanding of how Queensland local governments work and what they do across the state and across departments? The Propeller Programme will give you this.
Or are you searching for someone to guide you and support you as you shape your career aspirations and move toward them? The Mentoring Programme will provide you with a mentor to help you through the coming months and, in a structured way, assist you to develop the skills and approaches you need.
Let us help you reach those goals in 2016. Contact any of the staff at LGMA Queensland for more information about these opportunities or to discuss a tailor development programme to suit your needs.
The 2016 LGMA Queensland calendar of events can be accessed here.
2016 Annual Conference
6-8 September 2016 - Port Douglas.
This topical and insightful conference will bring together local government officers from across the state to consider
key trends and challenge in leading communities; the challenges of engagement, driving behaviour change, reading community needs and motivations and managing the lines between elected and appointed officials. The conference will allow you to explore leadership in the local government context, considering the way we interact with our communities, the information we provide, the power we delegate through partnerships and the way we lead and structure our organisations
– Queensland councils. Do the results of elections, for example, actually send a relevant and important message to officers about what our communities value and their level of trust in the organisation as a whole, rather than just a message about political affiliation?
The Animating Leadership Conference will explore this and other pertinent aspects of local government leadership through the perspectives of politicians from all spheres of government, the media, academia and the business world. Hosted by Douglas Shire Council, the 2016 LGMA Annual Conference offers a fun and informative break from every-day council pressures to reflect on your leadership, consider the needs of your community, share experiences with colleagues and refresh your perspective.
Join us in September for what promises to be an incredible event. Download the registration form here. You will find the programme here.
2016 Awards for Excellence, and the Winner is...
The local government night of nights was held on Thursday 14th April where attendees from all over Queensland celebrated all that is great in local government.
For information on all of the categories and winners, please click here.
For photos of the event please visit our Facebook page.
Congratulations to Hans Muller, from Longreach Regional Council for winning the Young Manager of the Year 2016 Award.
Hans was presented with his well-deserved award at the Future Leaders Forum held in Brisbane on the 12 and 13 May. Congratulations to all other nominees, it was very difficult to pick a winner from such a deserving group!