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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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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SHORT COURSES

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

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Upcoming Programs & Events

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • Harmer House, Level 2, 5 Leigh Street, Adelaide and Live Virtual Classroom
    • 0
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    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 full prospectus here.


    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.

    By registering for this event/forum/program you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 13 sessions
    • University of South Australia City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide and Virtual
    • 0

    Developed in partnership with UniSA and local government experts, the Strategic Management Program (SMP) 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 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.

    • 12 May 2022
    • 19 May 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    The Plain English movement was designed to cut through the confusing legalese of important documents in an effort to create clear and coherent communication using common, everyday language that is easily understood by the reader. Incorporating Plain English principles into your work will result in less writing time, shorter documents and enhanced readability.

    Even if your role doesn’t require a lot of writing, how you come across is crucial to your credibility. The ability to write clearly, precisely, powerfully and persuasively is a key skill that enables you to summarise and present ideas, build relationships and gain commitment to action. It can also demonstrate your knowledge, confidence and professionalism.

    This course consists of two 2-hour Zoom sessions as well as video content and exercises prior to the live virtual classroom sessions.

    For more information, visit http://lgprofessionalssa.org.au/powerful-business-writing.


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

    By registering for this event/forum/program you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.

    • 25 May 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Strathalbyn Community Centre, 2 Coleman Terrace, Strathalbyn and Virtually via Zoom
    Register

    What does 2022 look like for you? Join us as we welcome Sarah McGregor, Liz O'Flynn and Kathryn Gallina as guest speakers for our Women's Network Forum '2022 - Renew U'.

    This Forum will be held in person and via Zoom on Wednesday 25 May 2022 from 10:00AM - 12:30PM.

    Liz O'Flynn 
    'Mindfulness - Part of your everyday'

    Liz, Manager Training and Development at LG Professionals SA is passionate about making a positive difference. She’s a mindfulness practitioner with an international qualification in coaching, specialising in mindfulness coaching. Mindfulness has always been very much part of her everyday and being present underpins her unique and positive approach to life.

    In this session Liz will lead us in a short ‘reset’ mindfulness meditation. This practice will provide an opportunity for you to observe and acknowledge our default of overthinking, and consciously create a little space to let go of what’s not serving you - any stress or distractions and open up to the important learnings and possibilities the forum has to offer.   


    Sarah McGregor 
    '
    Wellbeing Essentials to Navigate a Brave New World'

    Sarah McGregor is a Facilitator of Leadership Development and Certified Organisational Coach. She has experience in growing and establishing organisations and has worked across multiple industries globally with leaders at all levels in business. With an international background in learning and development she has over 20 years’ experience in a vast range of organisational practices. 

    Sarah is passionate about developing and empowering women to become conscious, emotionally intelligent and adaptive leaders, through her 1:1 coaching and group programs. This involves helping women to develop greater resilience and supporting them to thrive in their lives and work. After 32 years of living with chronic pain, Sarah has navigated what it takes to create a life of balance, purpose and ease, which inform her practice.

    In this session Sarah will share wellbeing tips on how to navigate this brave new world which we all face, including:

    • Adopting a holistic self-leadership approach to implement into your life, in order to create a RENEWED Sense of Purpose.
    • Establishing a balance between your heart and mind, to navigate pressures in your life and embrace life with a RENEWED sense of calm and ease.
    • The foundations to establish a more conscious and RENEWED way of living. 


    Kathryn Gallina 
    'My Story'

    With over 20 years’ experience working in Executive and Senior Management roles across private, public and 'not for profit', Kathryn is trusted as a strong, passionate and authentic leader with a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience. 

    In 2020, Kathryn joined Alexandrina Council in the role of General Manager, Wellbeing following the completion of her contract as General Manager, Strategy within the Youth Justice portfolio of the Department of Human Services. Prior to that she was Executive Manager of People and Transformation at the Royal Society for the Blind. 

    With a strong focus on engaging and empowering people, she is driven to design, lead and implement programs of work that navigate disruptive change, implement new systems and embrace growth opportunities for the benefit of the future workplace and broader community.

    In this session, Kathryn will share her career journey so far, her leadership philosophy and the importance of trusting your intuition and empowering one another as women in business.



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

    By registering for this forum you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.

    • 27 May 2022
    • 6:45 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace Adelaide
    Register


    Join us to celebrate the achievements of local government professionals.

    Event Details:

    • Pre-Dinner Arrivals: 6.45pm

    • Dinner: 7.30pm

    • Dress: Cocktail

    Registrations close Friday 22 April 2022 unless sold out prior.

    For assistance, please email megan@lgprofessionalssa.org.au or phone 8224 2080.

    This event is only open to people employed by a council or other local government entity unless they are event sponsors or corporate partners. 

    Note: A cancellation policy applies. 

    • 01 Jun 2022
    • 08 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 8
    Register


    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 course 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.

    This course will be delivered across two 3 hour sessions via Zoom.

    For more information, visit https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/introduction-to-project-management/.



    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.

    By registering for this event/forum/program you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.


    • 02 Jun 2022
    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Various Locations - TBA
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    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. 

    Download the prospectus here.


    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.

    By registering for this event/forum/program you will be subscribed to the LG Professionals SA mailing list. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, please email admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au.

Mailing Address: 148 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000   Phone: 08 8224 2080   Email: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au


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