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The Rural Management Challenges are based on the successful concept of the Australasian Management Challenge; and is a development programme that provides real-life problem solving experiences and produces outcomes that translate into relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for individuals, teams and the organisation.

Councils nominate a team of four people (who may or may not have worked together before) to compete against teams within their region.

Throughout the day, the team will be given a range of tasks that simulate different business-related tasks and activities that council manages on a day-to-day basis. As some of these tasks or issues may be outside the team members’ usual role, it provides the perfect opportunity to broaden the understanding and appreciation of what council does and what other people within your council manage every day.

It also provides a perfect opportunity to develop and strengthen your team skills. This includes communication and presentation skills, influencing and negotiation skills and managing resources and time. All within a fun and highly supportive environment.

The teams are observed throughout the day on their team processes – how well they worked together, how they resolved differences of opinion, how they ensured that they kept on track and managed the tasks. The teams are also assessed on what they produce (e.g. reports etc.).

Rural Management Challenges are held in three areas and usually occur during October to November of each year.

2020 Dates:
Southern Queensland RMC will be held on Wednesday, 21 October 

North Queensland RMC will be held on Tuesday, 10 November 

Central Queensland RMC will be held on Wednesday, 25 November 

Please note these dates will be reviewed owing to COVID-19.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Branch Regional Forums are aligned with the Rural Management Challenge events, enabling the participating Rural Management Challenge council officers to attend these Forums on a complimentary basis! Click here to view the Regional Forums details.

To advise your expression of interest and for any questions relating to the Rural Management Challenge, please contact our Training Facilitator/Coach; David Stanley at 07 3174 5004 or email:

Do you accept the Challenge?

Join us in 2020!

Rural Management Challenge 2019 results

Southern Queensland:

Winer: Southern Downs Regional Council, CSI

2nd Place: Toowoomba Regional Council, Toowoomba Challengers

3rd Place: Western Downs Regional Council, Wind Turbines

North Queensland:

Winners: Cairns Regional Council, Feel the Sting

2nd Place: Douglas Shire Council, Tropical Avengers

3rd Place: Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Reef Rollers

Central Queensland:

Winner: Isaac Regional Council, All Eyes on Isaac

2nd Place: Rockhampton Regional Council, Cape-a-Bull

3rd Place: Rockhampton Regional Council, Unbeefables

Click here to view the 2019 Rural Management Challenge Brochure


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