A leadership program designed to help more experienced managers to enhance management skills and develop technical skills

Program Aim

Developed in partnership with UniSA and local government experts, the Strategic Management Program (formerly known as the Professional Leaders Program) will help you build high-level leadership and management skills within a local government context, and learn the technical skills required to manage business functions and enhance innovation, strategic thinking, business acumen and operational excellence.

Topics covered in this program:

  • Management in the context of local government
  • Thinking strategically
  • Understanding financial reports
  • Operational excellence (Lean Six Sigma)

Articulation Pathways

Participants who have successfully completed both the Emerging Leaders Program* (ELP) and Strategic Management Program** (SMP) will receive status of the University of South Australia Leadership Development Program (LDP). Successful completion of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) provides participants with 2 course credits into the UniSA MBA.

If you are considering further studies, it is recommended this be discussed with UniSA to obtain their recommendations and assistance.

    Key Dates 

    Program commences Monday 6 February 2023

    Registrations close Friday 2 December 2022 (unless all places sold prior) 

    Register now

    If you are interested in learning more about this program please register to attend the virtual information session.

    Virtual Information Session
    Thursday 20 October 2022
    10:00AM - 11:00PM

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        Amy Davis
        Executive Officer - Networks and Programs
        e: networks@lgprofessionalssa.org.au
        p: 08 8224 2087

    Mailing Address: 148 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000   Phone: 08 8224 2080   Email: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au

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