Our second one day Induction Workshop held on 10 November at Adelaide City Council, attracted 17 new and long term, rural and urban senior managers and practitioners.
"It was great to learn how Community Development theory is applied through different projects and contexts”…."Guest speakers made it all real – with honesty about the trials and tribulations…", "it was totally relevant to my role..."
This exciting program drew on resources including e-links and videos in the Working with Communities in Local Government e-kit, available on our website.
We began with exploring the evolution of community development and local government since colonial times and the diversity of council services and approaches.
Participants shared their experiences and challenges and engaged with a series of local government leaders giving real world examples from their vast and diverse experiences and knowledge. These included
- How three different councils approached community development
Colin Shackleford - Alexandrina Council
Tracy Johnstone – Campbelltown City Council
Joanne Menadue - City of Salisbury
- Cr and former Adelaide Deputy Lord Mayor Sue Clearihan challenging us with different and positive approaches to dealing with conflict, inertia, legal constraints and achieving positive outcomes in a local democracy.
- Stuart Boyd, Adelaide City Council- how to foster creativity and innovative outcomes and deal with constraints and risk.