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 The LGMA Queensland Propeller Programme is a dynamic professional development programme which gives participants a broad understanding of local government in Queensland – its nuances, challenges and opportunities. 

 Using a blend of expert input and experiential learning, the programme is able to maximise outcomes and provide extensive interaction between participants.  If you want a long-term future in leading local government, this programme is the best place to start.

The 2019 Propeller Programme workshops are held across various Queensland councils and locations.

View the Propeller Brochure here. 

Workshop dates:

Wednesday 3 April
Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 May
Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 June
Wednesday 7 August
Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 October.

Key elements of the programme include:

    • Exposing participants to a broad range of local government experiences and insights at a shire, city, regional and aboriginal council perspective
    • In small teams, participants self-manage 1-2 workshops, necessitating the use of good communication skills, a high level of negotiation and influencing skills, project management and interpersonal skills
    • Local government case studies and other learning materials that can be readily applied to daily leadership and management practices in a work environment are explored and evaluated
    • Participation in the group project and memories.

Programme schedule:

The locations of the eight (8) workshops are varied each year.  For maximum exposure and experience for participants we attempt to include; shire, regional, metropolitan and aboriginal councils as workshop destinations and hosts.

 However, as an indication of the scope and costs of the programme, host councils during the 2019 programme include:

      • Banana Shire Council
      • Fraser Coast Regional Council
      • Isaac Regional Council
      • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
      • Redland City Council
      • South Burnett Regional Council
      • Tablelands Regional Council
      • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

 Indicative workshop topics:

      • Introductory forum: self-awareness and self-development
      • Mentoring and coaching
      • Leading
      • Communication
      • Community Engagement
      • Exposure to local government from varying perspectives: rural, regional, metropolitan, political
      • Maintaining a leading and learning perspective
      • Governance

 Selection Criteria

      • Twenty-four (24) places are available
      • Applicants are required to have one (1) year’s experience working in local government
      • There are no age restrictions for selection
      • Nomination forms require sign-off by the CEO or an appointed CEO delegate
      • Successful nominees will be notified by a letter of acceptance.

 Programme Requirements:

      • Participants are required to attend all sessions and workshops – 10 in total
      • Time commitment for meeting and working on the workshops and project report
      • Travel time
      • Teamwork.

 Why is Propeller for You?

      • Exciting, interactive and comprehensive programme designed to develop future leaders in local government
      • Practical, ‘hands on’ programme that provides outstanding networking opportunities and skill development
      • Clear objectives designed to enhance each participant’s outcome
      • Relevant research, expert speakers, practical exercises
      • Learn from host councils.

For further information:

Lisa Hamilton
Programme Facilitator
LGMA Queensland

Level 7, Quay Central
95 North Quay

Brisbane   Qld  4000

Telephone: 07 3174 5005
Email: events@lgmaqld.org.au


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