Please see below for scheduled programs and events. 
We also have Expressions of Interest open for our Short Courses.

Upcoming Programs & Events

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • Harmer House, Level 2, 5 Leigh Street, Adelaide and Live Virtual Classroom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    • 15 Dec 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


    • 02 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Sep 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • University of South Australia City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide
    Register

    LG Professionals SA, in partnership with UniSA, is pleased to offer a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, contextualised to the South Australian local government sector.

    This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a nested suite in Business Administration where each qualification extends to the next, so you can easily transition to the next level qualification. If you finish this graduate certificate and want to continue your studies, you can use this as a pathway and gain credit for successfully completed courses into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or Master of Business Administration.

    The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a four-course program. Participants who have completed the LG Professionals SA Strategic Management Program (SMP) (or past equivalent) or the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) will receive one course credit into the program, therefore only need to complete three courses.

    The fourth course, for those that have not completed the SMP or ELP, will be coordinated in addition to this program, with assistance available to navigate your options. 

    Please note, this is an Expression of Interest only. Due to the interactive and peer to peer nature of program delivery, a minimum number of 14 participants applies. Once the minimum number of Expressions of Interest are received, they will be forwarded to UniSA who will send through an application form to determine program eligibility. Once participants are confirmed UniSA will be responsible for invoicing all participants direct.

    *Strict Program Eligibility Criteria applies – please ensure you see prospectus for further information prior to completing this form.*


    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.

    • 06 Feb 2023
    • 11 Aug 2023
    • 13 sessions
    • University of South Australia City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide and Virtual
    • 2
    Register

    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.

    • 07 Feb 2023
    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 11 sessions
    • Module 1: Rural - Clare Country Club | Module 2: Hahndorf
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 the 2023 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.

    • 08 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 24
    Register


    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.
     

    Before registering please note that the course will be delivered in person at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

    For more information, visit https://lgprofessionalssa.org.au/customer-service-compliance-environment/.

    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/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 2023
    • 07 Feb 2024
    • 15 sessions
    • Harmer House, Level 2, 5 Leigh Street, Adelaide and Live Virtual Classroom
    • 3
    Register

    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.

    • 22 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 21
    Register


    The Plain English movement was designed to cut through the confusing legalese of important documents in an effort to create clear and coherent communication using common, everyday language that is easily understood by the reader. Incorporating Plain English principles into your work will result in less writing time, shorter documents and enhanced readability.

    Even if your role doesn’t require a lot of writing, how you come across is crucial to your credibility. The ability to write clearly, precisely, powerfully and persuasively is a key skill that enables you to summarise and present ideas, build relationships and gain commitment to action. It can also demonstrate your knowledge, confidence and professionalism.

    This course uses your own writing examples to demonstrate the use of Plain English principles and persuasive writing techniques.


    Before registering please note that the course will be delivered in person at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

    For more information, visit https://lgprofessionalssa.org.au/powerful-business-writing/.

    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/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.

    • 29 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 21
    Register


    Negotiation is a key skill for leaders and professionals, but few people have had any formal training in it. In the workplace, negotiations range from the formal to the informal, from short in length to those that take place over the course of months or years, from those that prioritise outcomes to those that prioritise relationships, from the very competitive to the very collaborative.

    This course is designed to help professionals gain an insight into their current negotiation behaviours and preferences, to understand the fundamental framework for all negotiations and to develop the skills and micro-skills that are necessary to navigate through the range of negotiations they face in the workplace.


    Before registering please note that the course will be delivered in person at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

    For more information, visit https://lgprofessionalssa.org.au/negotiation-skills/.

    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/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.

    • 04 May 2023
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Morphettville Racecourse - 79 Morphett Rd, Morphettville SA 5043
    Register


    The Management Challenge is a simulation-based team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes—the types of issues that a senior management team in a council would most likely face.

    The teams are challenged to respond to a series of tasks in a unique one-day, fast paced, ‘pressure cooker’ environment. Some tasks will require written responses (such as a council report or recommendation document), and some will take the form of role plays or presentations and the teams are also scored on observations of how well they display energy, synergy, effectiveness and creative thinking.

    View the prospectus here.

    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.

Past events

01 Dec 2022 2022 Emerging Leaders Program Presentations and Graduation
25 Nov 2022 2022 Economic Development Conference
11 Nov 2022 2023 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration - Information Session
10 Nov 2022 CEO Network Forum - Leading through times of change
09 Nov 2022 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities - In Person
04 Nov 2022 2022 Women's Network Conference: Unlock YOU
27 Oct 2022 General Managers and Directors Network Forum 2022
27 Oct 2022 2023 Ignite Program - Information Session
20 Oct 2022 2023 Strategic Management Program - Information Session
18 Oct 2022 2023 Executive Leaders Program - Information Session
06 Oct 2022 2022 People and Culture Network Committee - Information Session
28 Sep 2022 LG Professionals SA 2022 Prospective Board Member Virtual Information Session
26 Sep 2022 Foundations in Systems Thinking
23 Sep 2022 Executive Leaders Program Alumni Event
21 Sep 2022 Women's Network Forum: 2022 - Empower U
31 Aug 2022 Introduction to Project Management
14 Jul 2022 Customer Service in a Compliance Environment
02 Jun 2022 2022 Emerging Leaders Program Dinner
02 Jun 2022 2022 Emerging Leaders Program
01 Jun 2022 Introduction to Project Management
27 May 2022 21st Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner
27 May 2022 Women's Network Forum: 2022 - Renew U
12 May 2022 Powerful Business Writing
06 May 2022 2022 LG Professionals SA Annual State Conference
06 Apr 2022 CEO Network Forum - Thriving in Challenges and Change
05 Apr 2022 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
25 Mar 2022 Valuing Social Outcomes Tool Workshop
17 Mar 2022 Women's Network Forum: 2022 - Your Year
10 Feb 2022 2022 Emerging Leaders Program - Information Session
09 Feb 2022 2022 Strategic Management Program
08 Feb 2022 2022 Executive Leaders Program
19 Nov 2021 Advanced Project Management
18 Nov 2021 Rural Management Challenge Dinner 2021
18 Nov 2021 LG Professionals SA 2021 Rural Management Challenge
12 Nov 2021 2021 Economic Development Conference
11 Nov 2021 LG Professionals SA 2021 Annual General Meeting
05 Nov 2021 2021 Women's Network Conference - Grow & Thrive
28 Oct 2021 2022 Ignite Program - Information Session
26 Oct 2021 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
22 Oct 2021 Introduction to Project Management
20 Oct 2021 Powerful Business Writing
15 Oct 2021 In Conversation with the CEO & General Managers Network
15 Oct 2021 People & Culture Network Forum: Partnerships and Planning Projects
12 Oct 2021 2022 Executive Leaders Program - Information Session
30 Sep 2021 2022 Strategic Management Program - Information Session
27 Sep 2021 LG Professionals SA 2021 Prospective Board Member Virtual Information Session
17 Sep 2021 Introduction to Project Management
17 Sep 2021 Women's Network Forum: Find Time For You
16 Sep 2021 Executive Leaders Program Alumni Event
14 Sep 2021 Performance Coaching
08 Sep 2021 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
30 Aug 2021 Powerful Business Writing
27 Aug 2021 Advanced Project Management
20 Aug 2021 2021 Community Managers Network Conference - Made to Measure
09 Aug 2021 Customer Service in a Compliance Environment
05 Aug 2021 Introduction to Project Management
23 Jul 2021 Women's Network Forum: Anything is Possible
09 Jul 2021 Continuous Improvement Network Forum: Data Collection
23 Jun 2021 Working with Communities Workshop
11 Jun 2021 Advanced Project Management
09 Jun 2021 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
27 May 2021 2021 Emerging Leaders Program Dinner
27 May 2021 2021 Emerging Leaders Program
21 May 2021 20th Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner
18 May 2021 Powerful Business Writing
14 May 2021 2021 People and Culture Network Conference: The People Experience
05 May 2021 Women's Network Forum: Financial Fitness for Women with Statewide Super
16 Apr 2021 CEO Network Forum: Conversations about Remuneration
25 Mar 2021 Women's Network Forum: I'm not there yet... But how do I get there?
19 Mar 2021 2021 LG Professionals SA Annual State Conference
17 Mar 2021 Customer Service in a Compliance Environment
05 Mar 2021 General Managers Network Forum - Fatigue: Managing ourselves and others
03 Mar 2021 Introduction to Project Management
24 Feb 2021 Performance Coaching
23 Feb 2021 Performance Coaching
22 Feb 2021 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
11 Feb 2021 People & Culture Network Forum: Wellbeing through connectedness
08 Feb 2021 Introduction to Project Management
02 Feb 2021 Ignite Program 2021
02 Feb 2021 Executive Leaders Program 2021
03 Dec 2020 2020 Emerging Leaders Program Presentation and Graduation
30 Nov 2020 Strategic Management Program 2020
19 Nov 2020 LG Professionals SA 2020 Annual General Meeting
06 Nov 2020 CEO Network Forum: In Conversation with the Minister
04 Nov 2020 Strategic Management Program: Information Session
28 Oct 2020 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
23 Oct 2020 Women's Network Forum: Becoming Self Aware with Self Care
22 Oct 2020 Ignite Program: Information Session
19 Oct 2020 LG Professionals SA 2020 Special General Meeting
15 Oct 2020 People & Culture Network Forum: Lessons Learnt from 2020
23 Sep 2020 Performance Coaching
16 Sep 2020 General Managers Network Forum: Innovating the Future
27 Aug 2020 Women's Network Virtual Forum: Financial Fitness for Women with Statewide Super
24 Aug 2020 Performance Coaching
23 Jul 2020 People and Culture Network: Trending Topics with Norman Waterhouse
26 Jun 2020 19th Annual Leadership Excellence Awards- Virtual Event
25 Jun 2020 Women's Network Virtual Forum: Stepping Up in Adversity
18 Jun 2020 People and Culture Network Virtual Forum: Update from Statewide Super
17 Jun 2020 Statewide Super Market Update: Making the most of your superannuation
04 Jun 2020 2020 Emerging Leaders Program
02 Jun 2020 Conflict Resolution
24 Mar 2020 Ignite Program 2020
13 Mar 2020 General Managers Network Forum: Delivering Public Good
13 Mar 2020 Introduction to Project Management
12 Mar 2020 Powerful Business Writing
27 Feb 2020 People and Culture Network Forum: Exploring Purpose
14 Feb 2020 Leading with Emotional Intelligence: 1 Day Masterclass
13 Feb 2020 Executive Leaders Program Alumni Event
07 Feb 2020 Working with Communities Workshop
04 Feb 2020 Making and Influencing Decisions at Council
23 Jan 2020 Informal gathering of Members to discuss gender equity
06 Dec 2019 2019 Emerging Leaders Program Presentation and Graduation
05 Dec 2019 General Managers Network Forum: From Surviving to Thriving
29 Nov 2019 Leading Culture
15 Nov 2019 2019 Women's Network Conference - You Got This
08 Nov 2019 Customer Service in a Compliance Environment
05 Nov 2019 Enhanced Speaking and Presenting for Leaders
16 Oct 2019 Introduction to Project Management
14 Oct 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - Mount Barker District Council: Inspiring a Commercial Culture
04 Oct 2019 CEO Network Forum - In Conversation With Chiefs for Gender Equity
26 Sep 2019 Rural Management Challenge Dinner 2019
26 Sep 2019 LG Professionals, SA 2019 Rural Management Challenge
25 Sep 2019 Negotiation Skills
16 Sep 2019 Navigating the Road to Retirement
13 Sep 2019 HR Network Conference - The Brand of HR: Perception, Influence and Impact
11 Sep 2019 LG Professionals, SA 2019 Annual General Meeting
06 Sep 2019 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
26 Aug 2019 Executive Leaders Program 2019
22 Aug 2019 Women's Network Forum - My Story: Women in Local Government
16 Aug 2019 CEO Network Forum: Conversations about Reform
05 Aug 2019 Australasian LG Performance Excellence Program User Group Forum
05 Aug 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - Service Registers, Service Reviews and Automation
26 Jul 2019 HR Network Forum - City of Holdfast Bay: Strategy and Innovation for People & Culture
24 Jun 2019 Australasian LG Performance Excellence Program User Group Forum
21 Jun 2019 Women's Network Forum - My Story: Women in Local Government
17 Jun 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - City of Marion: Innovation 2.0
14 Jun 2019 2019 Economic Development Conference - Community Prosperity: Threading it Together
13 Jun 2019 Community Managers Network Forum - Can integrated social infrastructure planning deliver better value for communities in the context of constrained budgets?
13 Jun 2019 General Managers Network Forum - In Conversation with Our CEO's
06 Jun 2019 Advanced Project Management
29 May 2019 HR Network Forum - The City of West Torrens: The Experience. The Technology. The Change
27 May 2019 Introduction to Project Management
23 May 2019 2019 Emerging Leaders Program Dinner
23 May 2019 2019 Emerging Leaders Program
17 May 2019 18th Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner
09 May 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - Benefits Realised: Managing Financial Savings and Reporting Positive Outcomes
12 Apr 2019 Leading Change & Transition
10 Apr 2019 Women's Network Forum - My Story: Women in Local Government
08 Apr 2019 Powerful Business Writing

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


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