General Manager's Network

The goal of the General Manager's Network is to connect local government professionals reporting directly to the CEO with the title of General manager, Director or equivalent and to provide these members with unique networking opportunities and content designed by them and for them.


Upcoming Events

 Tonsley: Australia's First Innovation District
2 May 2018
Register here.

Why join the network?

  "These forums provide an opportunity for us to discuss ideas and concepts and how they can be applied in the workplace. I think the ability to network and share experiences is also really valuable in terms of our own professional and personal growth and development."

Bruce Williams
General Manager City Services at City of Charles Sturt

"I really enjoyed the tools and techniques presented around addressing and unpacking issues, problems - opportunities.  I also had the opportunity to meet several GM's I had not met before."

Victoria MacKirdy
General Manager Organisation & Culture at Alexandrina Council

"I would definitely recommend that other GM’s attend upcoming sessions. The setting was relaxed and friendly and there was a genuine focus on high level personal and professional learning, which was both challenging and stimulating."

Carlos Buzzetti
General Manager Urban Planning & Environment at City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters

  "...The network exposes GMs to different ways of thinking and new knowledge from a variety of academics and consultants to add to their network; provides take-away ‘tool kit’ processes to use in your workplace; and, most importantly to me, provides a forum to meet other GMs/Directors with whom to share experiences and knowledge."

Kate Jessep
Director Corporate & Community Services at City of Victor Harbor

Past Events

2016 - Innovation and Creativity Series

Session 1 - Define, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver - Lisa Daniel - 8 June 2016.  Click here to visit event details.

Session 2 - Park your thinking at the door - lets explore creative thinking - Lisa Philip-Harbutt - 2 March 2016.  Click here to visit event details

Session 3 - Inventing the Unimaginable - Max Zornado - Thursday 8 September 2016 

Session 4 - Wednesday 23 November 2016


Authentic Leadership - Josie McLean - 6 November 2015. Click here to visit event details.
Emotional Intelligence for General Managers - Lois Whittall - 26 August 2015.  Click here to visit event details.
From GM to CEO - 19 March 2015.  Click here to visit event details.

Thinking strategically and delivering with gravitas - Denise Picton - 14 August 2014.  Click here to visit event details.
Elected Member relationships - 27 November 2014.  Click here to visit event details.

Committee Information:
Coming soon.

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