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LGMA is pleased to offer an online Local Government Mentoring Programme.

Created to provide professional development and career advancement, this programme is specifically designed for officers within local government who are aspiring to further their careers within the sector.

Participants are matched with a mentor who will meet with them monthly to discuss ways to develop their career.  They will also undertake professional development through the online delivery of webinars, articles, video clips and discussions.  

 These are designed to enhance participants’ professional development and assist in identifying career aspirations.

  • Develop self awareness and resilience
  • Build networks: both internally and externally to council
  • Create career development opportunities
  • Engage with senior leaders
  • Foster your own personal culture of continuous learning

See Programme Brochure

Programme Outline

This five-month programme includes:

  • Personalised mentor/mentee matching
  • A monthly, one-hour meeting with your mentor (usually phone, skype or similar)
  • Five online learning modules for mentees

Module 1: Introduction to Mentoring

This initial module sets the scene for the Programme as it outlines roles and responsibilities, expectations, setting up regular meetings and reviewing meeting agendas, reflection and journaling.

Module 2: Vision, Goal-setting and Career Planning

You will learn to identify a vision and path that reflects your values and passions and will create a strategic map for personal growth and the accomplishment of that vision. This includes building self-awareness and understanding of your own preferences.

Module 3: Managing performance 

Managing your own performance is critical to developing any career.  This section will consider how to quantify your performance, receive and provide feedback and take ownership of your outcomes.

Module 4: Personal Branding

Your personal brand is your key to the future career you desire.  Understand what your brand is and learn how to manage it to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Module 5: Networking

The ability to develop networks is critical and allows you to learn from others, develop support mechanisms and maintain perspective.  This session will consider how to develop effective networks and focus on quality rather than quantity in maintaining the right connections.

Expressions of Interest for the 2023 Programme Now Open - Register online by 22 June 2023

Apply to be a mentee (protégé) for the 2023 Programme

Apply to be a mentor for the 2023 Programme

Time Commitment

Five months with approximately 8 hours per month.  Modules released to mentees at monthly increments. 

The 2023 Programme commences on 13 July 2023 and concludes on 22 November 2023.


  • Individual Members and Affiliates of Local Government Managers Australia are eligible to apply for this Programme.
  • Protégé places are limited and applications will be accepted on a combination of first come–first served and merit basis (at the discretion of the Programme Facilitator).

  • All mentors and protégés will sign a Mentoring Programme Agreement to ensure that both parties fulfil their commitment and act responsibly towards each other.

Programme Investment

The protégé participant cost for the LGMA Mentoring Programme is $595.00 (inclusive of GST) for existing LGMA Members. There is no fee for the Mentors accepted into this Programme.

Contact 07 3174 5006 or email if you have any queries. 


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