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

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, Level 11, 431 King William Street, Adelaide
    Register

    It is becoming increasingly important for council employees, regardless of level, to make effective 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.

    Download the flyer.

    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 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Town of Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 Murray Street, Gawler
    Register

    This workshop is presented to you by the LG Professionals, SA Community Managers Network.

    This half day Working with Communities workshop is an opportunity for local government practitioners to increase their knowledge and understanding of community development in local government.

    The workshop builds on the Working with Communities induction kit e-resource published by the LG Professionals, SA Community Managers Network.

    Download the flyer.

    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.



    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Think Tank - Ibis Hotel, 122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
    • 18
    Register

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the intelligent use of emotions. You intentionally make your emotions work for you by using them to help guide behaviour and thinking in ways that enhance your results.

    “Emotional intelligence ---- the ability to deliver difficult feedback to employees, the courage to ruffle feathers and drive change, the creativity to think outside the box.”  (HBR 2017)

    Join us for this 1 day leadership workshop to learn:

    • EQ’s impact on effective leadership
    • The four domains of EQ
    • Strategies for staying aware of your emotions and managing your behaviour
    • Strategies for understanding other people’s moods, behaviours and motives to improve the quality of your relationships     

    Presenter: International Leadership Expert, Barry Bales


    Barry is a Senior Associate with the Unchartered Leadership Institute.

    Prior to starting his own consultancy in April 2018, Barry was the Assistant Dean for Professional Development at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.  He also held a faculty position as Clinical Professor of Public Policy Practice in the School’s Executive Master in Public Leadership Program.

    As Assistant Dean, he directed the Office of Professional Development which is responsible for organising and delivering seminars and educational programs for over 2,500 people each year, including management/executive development programs for leaders of public, private and not-for-profit organisations.  He also served as the director of the Governor’s Executive Development Program, an intensive three-week leadership course for top-level managers in Texas state agencies and universities.  He has also been a partner with a colleague from the University of Adelaide in launching an innovative international “Transformative Leadership Program” to develop next generation leadership skills in government executives from Texas and South Australia.

    Dr Bales is a frequent seminar/conference speaker in the areas of leadership, system thinking, strategic planning and executive development, and has taught, consulted with and coached leaders and executives in 15 US states and 9 foreign countries.  He has a Ph.D. in Adult and Human Resource Development Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.

    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 08 May 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • University of South Australia, Adelaide
    Register

    Developed in partnership with UniSA and local government experts, the Local Government Management Program (LGMP) 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 2020 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.


    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • ASC - Harmer House, Level 2, 5 Leigh Street, Adelaide
    • 13
    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 Brochure.

    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.


    • 04 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Stamford Grand Glenelg
    Register

    A practical and insightful professional development program for women in local government.

    You will gain skills to better understand yourself and your team, make an impact in the sector, develop networks and build your confidence.

    The LG Professionals, SA 'You Got This' Program is a professional development program for women who:

    • Work in local government in South Australia
    • Have limited or no experience managing and leading people
    • Want to develop confidence to enhance their impact. 

    Click here for the full program.

    Registrations for this event are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees of regional subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests.  

    • 28 May 2020
    • 04 Dec 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • University of South Australia, Adelaide

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

Mailing Address:  5 Hauteville Tce EASTWOOD SA 5063   Phone: 8291-7990   Fax: 8451-1568   E-mail: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au

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