We are here for our members and are highly committed to the sector. All of our programs and events are developed by the sector, for the sector.


Leadership Programs

Our Leadership Programs are designed to help you continue to learn, develop and evolve as a leader in a local government context, no matter what stage of your career you're in.

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CONFERENCES

Like all of our professional development opportunities, our conferences are uniquely local government and designed to help you connect, learn and grow in your career.

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MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE

Get a team together and challenge yourselves with this simulation-based team-building, learning and networking program using real local government themes.

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EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Our Excellence Awards recognise outstanding achievement and innovation in local government, contributing to the advancement and improvement of the sector.

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IN-HOUSE TRAINING

We offer off the shelf and bespoke In-house Training solutions to meet the diverse needs of your council. We can arrange for any of our programs to be delivered on-site for your convenience.

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SHORT COURSES

Ranging from a half-day upskill or a more in-depth two-day session, our Short Courses are an effective, efficient and affordable way to develop new skills and enhance your career.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

    • 08 Feb 2022
    • 29 Apr 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • Module 1: Rural - Clare Country Club | Module 2: City The Monastery
    • 3

    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:

    • Make progress on complex problems in an agile way
    • Navigate rapidly changing and evolving environments
    • Collaborate and work more effectively with different stakeholder groups
    • Make better decisions in uncertain, complex and ambiguous situations
    • Manage their energy to best serve their communities
    • See and consider multiple perspectives
    • Be more conscious of what is personally holding them back from delivering to their full potential

    This program is for accomplished and aspiring Executives in regional and metropolitan councils and subsidiaries who are seeking to expand their thinking and leadership impact.

     Download 2022 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 admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • Harmer House, Level 2, 5 Leigh Street, Adelaide and Live Virtual Classroom
    • 0
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    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 full prospectus here.


    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.

    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 admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 13 sessions
    • University of South Australia City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide and Virtual

    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 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.

    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual (via Zoom)
    Register

    Are you interested in our Emerging Leaders Program, or are unsure if the program is right for you?

    Join LG Professionals SA and Ross Morriss, Director Strategic Partnerships, University of South Australia for a virtual information session where we will provide a program overview and hear from past participants on their experiences. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about the program.

    For more information on the Emerging Leaders Program visit: https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/Emerging-Leaders-Program


    • 11 Feb 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    Register

    LG Professionals SA and LGA Training are pleased to jointly host this CEO Network Session.

    Program

     1.30pm   Arrivals 
     1.45pm Welcome
     2.00pm

    Thriving in Challenges and Change

    Dr Tom Nehmy, Director, Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Minds

    We are excited to be joined by Dr Tom Nehmy of ‘The Healthy Minds Program’ who is passionate about wellbeing and building peoples resilience, especially in his home state of SA.

    The lifting of the borders, subsequent restrictions on activities and ensuring a strong health response to manage COVID-19 will require on-going leadership within the sector. In this session, Tom will discuss methods for ‘Thriving in Challenges and Change’ and share insights, interesting stories and practical ways to build resilience. Be inspired and refuel your leadership with some useful takeaways.

    “We brush our teeth to stop decay, we bend our knees to lift heavy objects and spare our back – but what do we do to have and maintain a healthy mind? I’m excited that we are starting to build an answer to that question.” Dr Tom Nehmy


     3.00pm


    CEO Connect
    James Koch, Culturalchemy

    LG Professionals SA and the LGA are pleased to be working together to bring you the CEO Connect Session series. 

    James Koch of Culturalchemy will once again facilitate this session. James brings a strong practice in facilitating executive leadership experiences in the private and public sector. He understands the local government sector and has a subtle capability to untap perspectives and positively influence leadership culture.

    The space he creates for insights to be shared and artfully held, in a dialogue between peers, is transformative. Fun and good humour are elements James weaves into the dialogue, too. Making the session positively impactful for CEOs and, ultimately, the organisations they lead and the communities they serve.

    This is an important session where James will support the group to deeply explore issues of importance to them.


     5.00pm Event end and head to the Stag for CEO Network Dinner (kindly sponsored by LGFA)


    Please note, registrations for this event are only open to South Australian Local Government Council Chief Executive Officers.

    By registering for this forum you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.

    • 18 Mar 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Adelaide Entertainment Centre
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    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:

    • Who are the next generation of professionals the sector needs?
    • How can we adapt, find new capacity and confidence in the recruitment of new talent?
    •  How do we shift and appeal to new markets?
    • What role do we all play in the promotion and attraction of talent to the sector?

    The full program will be released soon. 

    By registering for this event, you acknowledge that all attendees will be required to provide evidence of double vaccination prior to being granted entry to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and understand that failure to comply will result in the terms of the Cancellation Policy being applied.

    Registrations for this event 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 you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.


Mailing Address: 148 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000   Phone: 8291-7990;   Email: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au


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