Please see below for scheduled programs and events. We also have Expressions of Interest open for our Reform Ready Series, including a range of short courses and programs.
Developed in partnership with UniSA and local government experts, the Strategic Management Program (SMP) has been designed to increase the skills and capabilities of leaders and managers in local government.
Participants will build high-level leadership and management skills within a local government context, and learn technical skills to manage business functions and enhance innovation, strategic thinking, business acumen and operational excellence.
Download the 2020 Prospectus.
Registrations at our events and programs are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of regional subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests unless specified otherwise on the event or program brochure.
What role will you play in the future of local government?
With a complex and continuously evolving sector, it is now more essential than ever that local government is prepared for the future. New services, new skills, local and global impacts and the ever-changing digital landscape have fundamentally changed expectations of both the nature and delivery of services.
On completion of this program, participants will be able to:
This program is for accomplished Executives (Chief Executive Officers, Directors and General Managers and other Senior Leaders) in regional and metropolitan councils and subsidiaries who are seeking to expand their thinking and leadership impact.
Download 2021 Prospectus
Registration at our events and programs are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of regional subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests.
By registering for this event/forum/program you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LG Professionals SA Ignite Program is a leadership learning path for supervisors, team leaders and coordinators in local government across South Australia.
The focus of the program is to enable those who have limited experience in managing and leading people to develop the competencies required to be successful in their role.
Download the 2021 Prospectus.
Project management is a fundamental skill in our modern workforce, as it ensures that what is being delivered is not only right, but that it also delivers against the business opportunity - so it's important that we get it right.
This course is designed to cover the basic principles of managing projects to help you plan, control and organise activities to ensure that you are delivering successful projects every time. It is best suited for staff who may be new to managing projects or have not previously undertaken any formal project management training.
This course will be delivered across two 3 hour sessions via Zoom.
For more information, visit https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/introduction-to-project-management/.
Adelaide Hills Council
Marc Salver, Director Development and Regulatory Services will share insights into how Adelaide Hills Council are supporting their staff post Cudlee Creek Bushire and COVID.
How are they managing the fatigue of their staff over the last year, and what ideas have they put into practice to build a more resilience workforce?
Samantha Young is the Managing Director of Human Psychology, one of Adelaide’s largest psychological services providers, with a team of 25 people operating for over 13 years. She has extensive experience working within the Local Government sector and brings a unique combination of senior management and commercial experience, psychological intervention skills and Masters-level formal education in both business and psychology to her clinical, training, coaching and consulting work. Samantha has worked as a Consultant with Boston Consulting Group, Sales & Marketing Manager for The Body Shop and Strategy Manager for Myer GraceBros.
In this session Samantha will explore Radical Resilience, which focusses on improving leadership knowledge and skills in changing key mindsets about the neuroscience of leadership, stress, burnout, resilience and change. The interactive format encourages self-assessment and personal agency in promoting self-care and wellbeing throughout the organisation by modelling healthy behaviours and mindsets from the “top down”.
Read more about Radical Resilience here.
Please note, registrations for this event are only open to South Australian Local Government professionals reporting directly to the CEO and holding General Manager or Director (or equivalent) roles.
In the local government environment, leaders and professionals are required to balance the needs of upholding compliance and regulation (e.g. saying “no”, or issuing an expiation notice), while balancing the expectations of delivering a great customer experience.
This course enables you to identify the dynamics at play where there is tension between needing to meet compliance requirements, meeting strategic objectives and maintaining strong customer relations within the community. You’ll learn the approaches, skills and behaviours that you can use on a daily basis to navigate this situation and be known for providing excellent customer service and improved performance, while meeting required levels of regulation.
Course delivery includes two live sessions via Zoom, as well as video content and exercises prior to the live virtual classroom sessions.
For more information, visit https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/customer-service-compliance-environment/.
Trust and collaboration play a vital role in delivering results to our communities.
The conference program will look at trust through the lens of ourselves, our teams and our communities, as well as exploring the vital role trust plays in successful collaborations. With increasing pressure to deliver efficiencies and work smarter, we cannot deliver results without these two essential ingredients. The aim is for the day to is be uplifting, educational, positive and inspiring.
All local government professionals are encouraged to attend.
Registrations at our events and programs are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of regional subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests.
Registrations for this event are not yet available. Please continue to check this page as further details will be provided closer to the event.
Registration at our event and programs are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests.
Celebrating the achievements of local government professionals.
Registrations close Friday 16 April 2021 unless sold out prior.
Many Councils have pre-allocated tickets. Please register the name and details of those attending by Wednesday 24 March 2021.
For assistance, please email email@example.com or phone 8291 7995.
This event is only open to people employed by a council or other local government entity unless they are event sponsors or corporate partners.
Note: A cancellation policy applies.
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a program aimed to provide participants with a greater level of comprehension and understanding of local government; increased understanding of leadership concepts and practices and how to integrate these learnings into the workplace, increased confidence; enhanced self-awareness; an appreciation of and an ability to work with different personality types; the opportunity to challenge their assumptions.
Download the prospectus here.
Registration at our events and programs are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests.
Mailing Address: 5 Hauteville Tce EASTWOOD SA 5063 Phone: 8291-7990; Fax: 8451-1568 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org