LEADING PROFESSIONALS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
MANAGERS AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND
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The Local Government Annual Conference will be held on the Sunshine Coast from 11-13 September 2018.
LGMA Queensland’s Annual Conference is our flagship event and is Queensland local government’s premier forum for exploring, analysing and exchanging ideas on issues that affect the local government sector. Join us for the ‘Regenerate’ theme!
Please find Accommodation information here.
The Sunshine Coast will be the 2018 destination before we head ‘West’ in 2019!
Why attend this conference?
Our People, Our Organisations, Our Community and Our Land
Increasing pressure on the environment, our people and our organisations has contributed to long-term negative outcomes for all. Workforce productivity reduces in the face of increased stress and burnout is not as rare as we would like. In many communities our land is struggling to cope with pressures on water, issues of managing waste and the conflicts between development and preservation priorities. Climate change and the associated increases in weather volatility puts pressure on communities to deal with natural disasters and, in others, the slow burn of sea level rise, increased aridity and fauna extinction is a challenge for leaders in communities.
While sustainability and sustainable development are at the forefront of strategy and planning, for many pieces of the puzzle, it may be too little, too late. Instead, the agenda must shift to regeneration and regenerative development. In some instances, including some environmental matters, communities and employees, we have to go beyond sustaining what is now and replenish what was there or create something entirely new. This is the challenge of regeneration.
But despite these challenges, there are local governments across the state who have risen to the challenge and are actively seeking to introduce regenerative measures. Some are well advanced, others just starting off.
This conference seeks to look beyond the next ten years to consider the longer-term challenges local government and the communities we serve will face. Through future thinking and mega-trend analysis, delegates will have an opportunity to explore what we are to on track to be, what we could be and what we need to avoid being, as we approach the middle of this century. Because what we choose to do now, will have a significant impact on that future that our children and grandchildren hope to enjoy.
Throughout the two days, delegates will consider a number of mega-trends likely to impact Queensland local government over coming decades.
Novotel Twin Waters Resort, 270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters, Queensland
Telephone: 07 5448 8000
Tuesday 11 September 2018
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Thursday 13 September 2018
Professor Sohail Inayatullah is the first Unesco Chair in Futures. He is a political scientist/futurist at Tamkang University, Taiwan and the University of the Sunshine Coast. He is also an associate at Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne and is the Director of Metafuture.org, an international think-tank focused on creating alternative and preferred futures. He has lived in Brisbane and Mooloolaba since 1994. He can be seen frequently body surfing at beaches throughout South East Queensland.
Bruce Sullivan is one of Australia’s most dynamic and sought-after keynote speakers and is a proven performer in achieving results through people for over 27 years.
Bruce has worked with individuals, families, businesses and communities providing education and opportunities for personal improvement. It is this experience that has given Bruce a unique understanding of our ability to relate to one another in the workplace and at home. This is what sets his work apart and gives practical and timely insight into the human side of the corporate environment.
The Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP
Stirling Hinchliffe is the Minister for Local Government, Minister for
Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs.
We are very pleased to confirm the following guest
Ken Diehm - CEO, Fraser Coast Regional Council
we thank our Corporate Partners who include:
If you enjoyed the Annual Conference and want a refresher on topics covered, please find the Guest Speaker presentations below.