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Upcoming Programs

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 22 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • University of Adelaide Executive Education Unit, Level 7/10 Pulteney Street Adelaide
    Registration is closed

    The Professional Leaders Program (PLP) has been designed to both complement and build on the skills developed through the Emerging Leaders Program.

    The program's aim is to develop analytical capabilities in the areas of finance, operations, strategy and local government context.

    Participants of the PLP do not need to have completed the ELP.

    Click here for the Prospectus

    "A fantastic program that provides great insight into senior management in local government"

    "Thought provoking and challenging experience supported positively by facilitators."



    • 15 Feb 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Web link will be emailed to you prior to the event
    • 60
    Register

    When you engage with your community, you have an expectation of them. So do they of you. If there is not a clear definition of the expectation, each will adopt their own. Will they align? Are they reasonable? Can they be achieved?

    We call this "the promise". Not a mysterious engagement concept but a master key to building public confidence in your organisation. Join Darren Keenan for this 45 minute OurSay webinar to help you build “the promise” and give you techniques to implement it.

    Learning Objectives

    • Build confidence to make a promise at the beginning of each and every engagement process.
    • Compose the wording of the promise so that it is realistic and achievable for the organisation to deliver on that promise. 
    • Understand both the need, and steps to take, to seek approval from decisions makers.
    • Explore how making the promise can assist in building community trust, capacity and understanding.

    Who should attend?

    Community engagement practitioners, managers of community engagement practitioners, communications professionals, decision makers, and anybody with an interest in community engagement.

    • 16 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Statewide Super, Ground Floor, 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide
    • 5
    Register

    Like any milestone in our lives, planning generally means that we will be more successful and achieve our goals. People usually focus on their retirement savings and income with no real plan for how they intend to manage their life, time and relationships. Fear and subsequent avoidance results in failure to plan.

    If you are aged 50 and over, now is a good time to consider developing goals and actions to realise your future through considering the following areas:

    • Career and work
    • Health and wellness
    • Finance and insurance
    • Family and relationships
    • Leisure and social
    • Personal development

    Take control and start preparing for your future today.

    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 unless specified otherwise on the event or program brochure.

    Download the brochure here. 

    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Payneham Library - 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
    • 31
    Register

    This workshop is part of the Engaging Citizens in Local Government Series 2018. Click here for brochure

    Facilitator: Matthew Gordon, CEO and Co-founder of OurSay

    This interactive workshop has been designed to help people working in local government to better understand:

    • The key trends in social media and online engagement
    • The principles of online engagement and the use of social media
    • Community development in an online context
    • Strategies for engaging your community in considered and effective ways

    Who should attend?
    Practitioners/Managers/Team Leaders

    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Payneham Library - 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
    • 31
    Register

    This workshop is part of the Engaging Citizens in Local Government Series 2018. Click here for brochure

    Facilitator: Matthew Gordon - CEO and Co-founder, OurSay

    This interactive workshop has been designed to help people working in local government to better understand:

    • Identifying consultation remit
    • Framing the issue, framing the question
    • Strategies for activating online channels
    • Communicating online: tone, style, voice

    Who should attend?
    Practitioners/Managers/Team Leaders

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • @313 - Level 1, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park
    • 11
    Register

    This interactive workshop is designed to dispel the myths of public speaking, give you the tools you need to improve and then turn the learning into practice. It is a safe to fail learning space consisting of a small group, allowing you the opportunity to experiment with what you have learned and transform your speaking skills.

    Download program

    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 unless specified otherwise on the event or program brochure.

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Web link will be emailed to you prior to the event
    • 60
    Register

    With the advent of smart-phone technology and social media we live in an era of transparency and accountability, the likes of never seen before. In today’s world, citizens demand the right to be involved in the decision-making process of matters that affect them. With technology and social media in-hand this has lead to a proliferation of misinformation and fake news, creating outrage, sometimes artificially, in otherwise un-engaged communities. This webinar provides public organisations with the tools to identify, manage and leverage community outrage, reducing the risk in communication exchanges and ensuring that correct information is available.

    Learning Objectives

    • Acknowledge that there will be outrage in community engagement processes.
    • Identify strategies for dealing with such outrage. The outrage may be genuine or created by others for their own purposes.
    • Be better equipped to deal with such matters, providing them with the confidence to soldier-on rather than abandon the engagement.

    Who should attend?

    Community engagement practitioners, managers of community engagement practitioners, communications professionals, decision makers, and anybody with an interest in community engagement.

    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBA
    • 31
    Register

    This masterclass is part of the Engaging Citizens in Local Government Series 2018.  Click here for a brochure

    Facilitator: Matthew Gordon - CEO and Co-founder, OurSay

    This masterclass has been designed to help people working in local government to better understand:
    • Measuring and assessing public perceptions of risk
    • Responding to non-technical, emotional cues from the community
    • Strategies for Outrage management, Crisis communications
    • Changing behaviours through precautionary advocacy
    • Guest presenters will present case study

      Who should attend?
      Chief level/Executives/Communications Managers


      • 26 Apr 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Web link will be emailed to you prior to the event
      • 60
      Register

      Do you fear using social media in your organisation? Instead of thinking about all of the things that could go wrong, many of which can be easily mitigated, why not consider the opportunities that ONLY social media offers your organisation (reach and cost are just two examples). In this webinar we show you how to prevent the social media train wrecks that we have all heard about. This webinar will help and support you turning social media from something feared into a great opportunity to positively cement your place and reputation in your community.

      Learning Objectives

      • Engage hard-to-reach groups and specific demographics with tailored campaigns and communicate with the masses
      • Reach more people in an hour than a traditional method could achieve in a week, and for a fraction of the costs.
      • Learn how to minimise and mitigate risks, leading to improved uptake and outcomes.

      Who should attend?

      Community engagement practitioners, managers of community engagement practitioners, communications professionals, decision makers, and anybody with an interest in community engagement.

      • 21 Jun 2018
      • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • City of Port Adelaide Enfield - 163 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide
      • 25
      Register

      This masterclass is part of the Engaging Citizens in Local Government Series 2018.  Click here for a brochure

      Facilitator: Matthew Gordon - CEO and Co-founder, OurSay

      This masterclass has been designed to help people working in local government to better understand:
      • Finding your 'purpose' message
      • Defining your audience
      • Busting the myth of a 'viral' campaign
      • Designing an online community engagement campaign
      • Guest presenters will present case study

        Who should attend?
        Practitioners/Managers/Team Leaders/Communications Managers


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