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This inter-active, informative two-day workshop is ideal for council officers looking to further their career in local government. The event provides valuable networking opportunities with some of Queensland’s brightest talents. The Inspire Conference features council case studies, the ‘ever popular’ CEO panel discussion, think tanks, transformative workshops and much more. Come along to meet like-minded professionals to network, collaborate and share experiences and ideas.

Local governments fulfil a vital role across Queensland communities.  To do that, they need great people with wide-ranging skillsets.  And, they need those people to be at their best.

As local government officers, we all want that too: to be our best for our organisations, for our communities and for ourselves.

The Conference of You will help you find that ‘best’ you.  Throughout the two days of sessions, presenters will help you identify what might be slowing you down – sapping that creativity we all have in us, distracting us from getting things done, sending us off on time-wasting tangents or stopping us putting ourselves forward when we really should.

The programme will show you ways to build better habits and practices so you can consistently deliver – but to find balance in the process.  Hopefully, we can help you put the fun back into your local government team!

Join fellow local government officers from across the state for what is always an informative, thought-provoking, informal and fun Conference which this year, is all about YOU!

When: Wed 23 and Thurs 24 March 2022

Where: Bundaberg

Full Details:  Conference information (venue, accommodation, session information, terms/conditions etc) are available in the Conference Brochure.

Your title: Chief Joy Officer

Keynote Presenter: Amanda Gore is called a 'people whisperer'.  She is a communications and performance expert, who for over 25 years has been helping people achieve results by re-connecting them to what really drives perception, attitudes, behaviour, engagement, joy and positive outcomes in business and life.

Her expertise in transforming the spirit of people and cultures changes perceptions; improves relationships and leadership; connects and engages people; and reframes the value of change.  Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a Major in psychology, and expertise in ergonomics, group dynamics, stress management, neurolinguistic, and emotional intelligence.  Amanda blends these areas of expertise to connect body, mind and spirit to show people how to become more effective professionally and personally, and to become their real selves — to be authentic.


23 March 2022  Day 1

08.30-08.45 Registration

8.45-9.00 Welcome

9.00-10.00 Keynote Presentation

10.30-3.30 Conference Sessions

10.00-10.30 Morning Tea

12.00-12.45 Lunch

2.15-2.30  Working afternoon tea

3.30 Close

5.00-6.30  Networking function - announcement of the Young Manager of the Year


24 March 2022  Day 2

8.45-3.30 Conference Sessions

10.15-10.45 Morning Tea

12.00-12.45 Lunch

2.00-2.15 Working break

3.15-3.30 Conference of You closes

Registration Here

Early Bird (on or before 28 February) - Full programme including networking $850.00 (incl. GST) 

Standard registration (on or after 1 March) - Full programme including networking $990.00 (incl. GST) 

Member benefits: 

LGMA Queensland Members who attend this event receive a discount off their membership fees for the next financial year. 

Council Subscribers: Buy one get one free! 

When purchasing one (1) Early Bird Registration, Council can access one (1) complimentary registration to the Inspire Conference – subject to availability.   Terms: Excludes CEO’s, limit of one complimentary registration per Council.  Form for the Complimentary Registrant.

Call us now on 3174 5006 to check eligibility!  


Inspire Conference 2020 (IMPACT) was hosted at the Grand Chancellor Hotel Brisbane on

Wed 7 and Thurs 8 October 2020 -  'IMPACT' conference brochure

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Prof. Alex Hannant - Creating Social Impact

Brett de Chastel - Impact through Education (Noosa Council Community Jury)

Workshop - Impact of Connection

CEO Panel Session - Linda Cardew; Brett de Chastel; Andrew Johnson

Workshop - The COVID Overlay

Thursday 8 October 2020

Panel Session - Impact through Community Design - Michelle Griffin; John Oberhardt; Robert Ryan

Matthew Rolley - Impact through Physical Design (Hanlon Park IAP2)

Panel Session - Impact through our People - Cecil Barnard; Nicole Bunning; Dan McPherson 

Workshop - Creating our Own Impact

Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs - Integrity Act

Keynote Presenter - Lucy Bloom

Lucy Bloom is a change maker, exceptional communicator and business fixer. She began her career in advertising, working across a diverse range of industries for 20 years before she stepped into the role of CEO of a new women’s health organisation.

In less than three years she led a small team to raise $7M for a network of hospitals in Ethiopia. She then went on to transform a Cambodian children’s charity as its first CEO.

Lucy now consults as a strategy machine and governance gun for start-ups, NFPs and big business. You will find Lucy Bloom challenging and entertaining in equal measure. She’s a rule breaker, idea maker and momentum creator inspiring audiences with humour and captivating storytelling, with the business acumen to fortify an unforgettable message.

Thank you Corporate Partners - we sincerely appreciate your continued support:

View the 2019 Conference brochure here 

Quote from a past attendee...

"...I will be acting CEO and looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that come from being a CEO.  Without the support of LGMA and being in attendance at the Forum, this would not have been possible.  The Programme gave me the tools to believe in myself and strive for continual improvement for the organisation that I work for.  Thank you and your team for the ongoing support."

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