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The next Inspire Conference is scheduled for 2022

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

Wed 7 and Thurs 8 October 2020

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.


'IMPACT' conference brochure

The Inspire 2020 Conference offers local government officers an opportunity to consider the impact they have on their communities, through their individual roles and as part of their wider council. 

As local government officers, what we do on a daily basis affects how people in our communities live their lives; how much time they spend in outdoor pursuits, what those pursuits are, what cultural activities they undertake, where they spend time with kids and family.  It also impacts how they connect with neighbours and others in the community.  To some extent, what local government does affects how people behave, their sense of community, their confidence and their wellbeing.  

Inspire 2020 will examine different aspects of local government impact and the ways we shape that.  Be it through physical design of the community, through the services and support provided or in the way we inform and educate.  It will also discuss the potential flow-on impacts as interconnected and interdependent communities experience effects of actions taken in both neighbouring and more distant areas.

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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