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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SHORT PROGRAMS

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

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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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COACHING SERVICES

Our Coaching Services can help you progress to the next phase of your careers. Whether you’re looking for team coaching or a 1:1 coaching engagement, we can help you get started.

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Upcoming Programs

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • ASC - Harmer House, Level 2, 5 Leigh Street, Adelaide
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    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. 

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    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.


    • 23 May 2019
    • 06 Dec 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Various, to be advised
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT - this intake has reached capacity. Please register to join our waitlist in case any places become available.

    The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a program aimed to provide participants with a greater level of comprehension and understanding of local government; increased understanding of leadership concepts and practices and how to integrate these learnings into the workplace, increased confidence; enhanced self-awareness; an appreciation of and an ability to work with different personality types; the opportunity to challenge their assumptions. 

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    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Module 1: Rural - Barmera Country Club | Module 2: The Monastery, Urrbrae
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    What role will you play in the future of local government?

    With a complex and continuously evolving sector, it is now more than ever essential 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 of and delivery of services.

    This program has been developed to:

    • Enhance complex and adaptive thinking capabilities
    • Increase capabilities to generate solutions to complex adaptive problems
    • Challenge assumptions and perspectives
    • Equip executive leaders to navigate rapidly changing and evolving environments.

    The Executive Leaders Program is for accomplished Executives (Chief Executive Officers, Directors and General Managers) in both regional and metropolitan councils who are seeking to expand their thinking and leadership impact.

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    • 06 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • @313 - Level 1, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park
    Register

    This one-day workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to improve your time management approach to your daily and weekly workload - work smarter, not harder!

    You'll dive into issues that are preventing you from reaching optimum effectiveness and develop a range of techniques and strategies to better manage your time and get more out of your day.

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    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.



    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Statewide Super, Boardroom - Level 11, 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide
    Register

    Whether your retirement is coming up or is in the distant future, there are a few important things to consider to help you plan for and enjoy the retirement lifestyle you really want.

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    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.



    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, Level 11, 431 King William Street, Adelaide
    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 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 program 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. 

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    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.



    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, Level 11, 431 King William Street, Adelaide
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    Project management is a fundamental skill in our modern workforce, as it ensures that what is being delivered is not only right, but that it also delivers against the business opportunity - so it's important that we get it right.

    This one-day program is designed to cover the basic principles of managing projects to help you plan, control and organise activities to ensure that you are delivering successful projects every time. It is best suited for staff who may be new to managing projects or have not previously undertaken any formal project management training before.

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    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.



    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, Level 11, 431 King William Street, Adelaide
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    It is becoming increasingly important for council employees, regardless of level, to make effective business decisions under multiple constraints in uncertain and highly dynamic environments.Some decisions require and allow thorough data gathering and analysis, others are made based on an educated guess or driven by intuition.

    This program has been specifically developed to build on skills and knowledge of local government employees to expand and develop strong decision-making capabilities within a complex and fast changing environment.

    With a balanced mix of critical thinking, problem solving, influence and psychology, you will expand your mindset and acquire specific practical decision making skills.

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    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.



    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, Level 11, 431 King William Street, Adelaide
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    For organisations, communication has become ever more challenging in today’s climate where the people we need to reach are overloaded.

    We know as leaders that we have to connect with the hearts and minds of our people and we have to paint powerful visions of the future that people can identify with and support. We know that in every moment of communication, we need to reach a high level of connection and authenticity if we are to be effective, to be believed, to be followed with enthusiasm and to make a difference.

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    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.



    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Location TBC

    Registrations for this program are not yet available. Please continue to check this page as further details will be provided closer to the program.

    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.



    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Location TBC

    Registrations for this program are not yet available. Please continue to check this page as further details will be provided closer to the program.

    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.



    • 29 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, Level 11, 431 King William Street, Adelaide
    Register

    The aim of this one-day program is to build knowledge in organisational culture, learn how it impacts on organisational performance and understand your role in shaping and influencing a positive culture that will support the strategic objectives and high performance of your organisations.

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    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.



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