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Congratulations to the Queensland Winners and Runners Up for 2021

First Place - Brisbane City Council - Meliora

Second Place - Brisbane City Council - Golden Geese IX

Third Place - Moreton Bay Regional Council - eMBaRCers

Congratulations to all participating councils and teams.  Thank you to the team mentors for your guidance and wisdom.

Thank you to JLT for supporting the Australasian Management Challenge once again.

Australasian Final 

The best performing team from each region will go on to compete in the Australasian Final which will be held in conjunction with the Local Government Professionals Australia National Congress in August 2021. The winner will be announced at the National Congress Gala Dinner & Awards night.

What is the Australasian Management Challenge?

The Australasian Management Challenge is an innovative development opportunity that is a convergence of ideas, energy, academic rigour and practical application – the elements which develop great leadership.

This programme is the premier forum for current and emerging local government leaders. It is a sophisticated development programme designed to deliver personal, team and organisational professional development.

The challenge has been running across Australia and New Zealand for more than 20 years. It is good fun, great value and a hands-on approach to leadership development that translates into relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for people, teams and organisations.

Everyone who participates in the Challenge – from experienced managers to emerging leaders, comes away with new and practical insights into excellence in leadership and management.

Australasian Management Challenge 2020

With COVID-19 disrupting the event, this year teams participated from their own councils and interacted  virtually.  The 2020 cohort will probably go down in history as the most challenged challengers!

On behalf of JLT, Craig Hinchliffe announced the winners of the 2020 Australasian Management Challenge - Queensland on Thursday 27 August at the LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence.

Congratulations to:

Winners: Whitsunday Regional Council - Whitsunday Warriors

Second Place: Noosa Council - Hanging Zen

Third Place: Townsville City Council - [Alt]ernative Soul/ution

Thank you to all of the participating councils:

Brisbane City Council; Cairns Regional Council; Central Highlands Regional Council (2 teams); Isaac Regional Council; Lockyer Valley Regional Council; Noosa Council; Redland City Council; Rockhampton Regional Council; Southern Downs Regional Council; Sunshine Coast Council; Townsville City Council; Western Downs Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council.

Thank you to JLT for supporting the Australasian Management Challenge.

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2019 Management Challenge:

Another successful Management Challenge concluded with 17 teams throughout Queensland competing against one another over two pressure cooker days of fun filled activities.  Attendees competed from Banana, Brisbane City, Cairns, Gympie, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Mackay, Redland, Rockhampton, South Burnett, Southern Downs,  Sunshine Coast , Western Downs and Torres Shire councils.

The Winners of the 2019 Management Challenge were announced at the LGMA Qld Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.

And the Winners are: -


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