Safe, inclusive, responsive, innovative and resilient – all words used to describe the role of local government in building and protecting our communities.
But what does the future of the South Australian local government sector look like?
In a world of increasing speed and complexity, organisations are struggling to stay relevant. We need new ways to present local government. The conference program will touch on how with increasing pressure and community expectations we can create, lead and manage teams in highly adverse and uncertain environments, future proofing our workforce to remain nimble, responsive and in touch, as we have demonstrated in the last 18 months. It will touch on the important questions of:
The aim for the day is to be uplifting, educational, positive and inspiring.
All local government professionals are encouraged to attend.
Leading the Future: An Adaptable Sector
On Friday 6 May 2022, over 300 LG Professionals SA members joined us for the 2022 Annual State Conference at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. After a challenging couple of years for the sector, the conference theme ‘Leading the Future: An Adaptable Sector’ enabled delegates to reflect on where the local government sector is heading, and how we can work together to shape the future of our communities.
A combination of uplifting, inspiring, thought-provoking and educational speakers provided delegates with several key takeaways and left everyone feeling positive about the future. Rhiannon Tracey kicked off the day with her inspirational story, which highlighted the need for access and inclusion in our communities, and was followed by Alex Hagan, Futurist, who made three predictions in his presentation which turned out to be spot on! Gary Edwards and Matthew Hobby delivered insightful presentations on the customer experience and recruitment landscape respectively, and Dayle Arblaster and Isabella Stocco Bradley spoke candidly and enthusiastically about their experience as part of the City of Mitcham Graduate Program, delivered in partnership with Flinders University.
We heard from third-generation family business member Zoe Detmold on the adaption and evolution of the Detmold brand as the pandemic hit, and were inspired by the South Australian success story that helped millions of people access valuable PPE when it was needed. Finally, the day was wrapped up with high energy speaker Kate Burr – has anyone else used ‘Flipping!’ since they’ve been back in the office!?
The Conference was also a great chance to reconnect face to face with our corporate partners and event sponsors, and we thank them for their continued support of LG Professionals SA and the sector. View the conference program here.
We thank delegates for their feedback on the conference and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for our 2023 Annual State Conference on Friday 24 March.