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LGMA Queensland also offers a suite of individual professional development and training programmes targeting individual leadership and management development. All of the programmes are designed to develop the skills and competencies of local government officers via experiential learning. This means that all programmes include hands-on, targeted activities that are relevant to the local government context, while providing extensive interaction between participants.

The Executive Management Programme professional development programme is aimed at local government professionals who seek to develop a more complete understanding of the role of the Chief Executive Officer within the Queensland local government context.



Regular forums to address topical issues facing CEOs, discuss key industry trends and provide ongoing professional development, support and networking.



Regular forums for CEOs of indigenous councils to address topical issues, including issues specific to indigenous councils, key industry trends and provide ongoing professional development, support and networking.



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 a variety of learning approaches such as webinars, selfpaced learning, discussions, articles and reflection.


the CONCEPT PROJECT is offered to officers who are LGMA Members and are ready for a challenge and want to test their skills or develop new skills in a ‘safe’ environment will have the opportunity to take on a challenging project, working on an issue outside their own council.


Propeller Programme develops people at all levels to lead local government into the future.  It offers a combination of expert input and experiential learning models, providing intensive interaction between participants. (Duration: 7½ months)



Inspire!   A 2-day event, providing informative and interactive forums for officers looking to further their career in local government.  The event offers some core LG topics including: finance, governance, legislation, building relationships, managing conflict, techniques to improve communication, along with improving leadership capability and networking.


Focussing on core management capabilities, the Ignite programme builds self-awareness as well as skills in mentoring and developing individuals and teams. (Duration: 6 months)


The LGMA Management Challenge is a sophisticated team development programme that provides real life problem-solving experiences relevant to local government in a fun and competitive environment, pitting team against team to maximise learning.


The Rural Management Challenge is a team development programme based on a simulation of real-life local government management challenges comprising of a series of typical events, situations and tasks. 




The LGMA Villages have been created to provide Queensland local government professionals working in similar fields with the opportunity to come together to network and share experiences.  These events are a fantastic opportunity to learn from each other, network, discuss best practice and talk about changes and the latest developments in your role specific area of local government. There are three different tiers you can participate at: Exchanges, Webinars and Forums. 


LGMA offers a Professional Development Placement Programme. This is one of the LGMA initiatives aimed at supporting the retention and development of quality employees in the local government sector.

The Professional Development Placement Programme will offer two streams - Shadowing and Secondment.



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