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. 

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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.

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


    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.

    • 31 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 0
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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 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 in person at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

    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.


    • 21 Sep 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Brocas ‘Warehouse’, 111 Woodville Road, St Clair and Virtually via Zoom
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    What does 2022 look like for you? Join us as we welcome Nicole Marshall, Kristie Johnson, Kimberley McWaters and Jodie Stevens as guest speakers for our final Women's Network Forum '2022 - Empower U'.

    Nicole Marshall 
    Sell yourself

    Nicole is a Senior Consultant with Perks People Solutions, specialising in Executive recruitment for the local government and not-for-profit sectors. Passionate about connecting candidates with opportunities that can help them realise their career aspirations, Nicole enjoys providing clients with access to great talent to enable their businesses to grow.

    Contemplating a new role, or potentially a new career, can be a daunting experience. In this session, Nicole will share some common ‘do’s and don’ts’ to consider when researching, applying, and interviewing for roles, and how to present yourself in a way that leaves a positive, lasting impression. In this presentation, Nicole will also provide insights as to how to negotiate an employment package that reflects your value and secure a working arrangement that enables you to strike the ideal work-life balance.

    Panel Discussion
    Join us as we hear from three inspirational local government professionals as they share their challenges, successes, reflections and the importance of work-life balance.

    Meet the Panellists 

    Kristie Johnson, City of Charles Sturt

    Kristie is the Manager of Media, Marketing and Communications at City of Charles Sturt – and also a member of the Councils Senior Leadership Team.  Passionate about developing high-performing teams, Kristie is leading the implementation of Charles Sturt’s new brand, their Customer Experience Strategy, new internal values and the future of Flexible Working.

    A Board and Executive Member of LG Professionals SA, Kristie is dedicated to leading and empowering local government professionals to deliver exceptional outcomes for their communities in a way that is efficient, effective and responsible.  She was a member of the 2009 and 2010 Australasian winning LGMA Challenge Teams for Charles Sturt, 2018 LG Professionals SA Emerging Leader of the Year, 2022 Excellence in People and Culture Award winner, and loves sharing her passion for grassroots community building with others.


    Kimberley McWaters, Light Regional Council

    Kimberley joined local government as a Finance Officer in 2004 for the then District Council of Mallala, now known as Adelaide Plains Council.

    She held this role for several years in both a part-time and full-time capacity, before undertaking a Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2013 to diversify her career.

    In 2017, she stepped entirely out of finance to a dedicated HR role within Adelaide Plains Council, having been mentored by an experienced HR professional from the Barossa Council.

    Kimberley continued her studies by completing the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) practising certification program in 2020 which provided the gateway to join Light Regional Council as the Human Resource Manager in early 2020, now known as the Organisational Development Manager owing to the diversity of work undertaken by Kimberley and her team.


    Jodie Stevens, City of Port Adelaide Enfield

    Jodie is a proud descendent of the Wiradjuri people who has enjoyed a Senior Executive career in both government and commercial sectors, building organisational capability through people and culture.

    She was the first Indigenous Group People & Culture Senior Executive at the Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation (ILSC) which delivers sustainable cultural, environmental, social and economic benefits for Indigenous Australians through land ownership and management and completed a six-month secondment as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE).

    Jodie commenced her current role as the People & Culture Manager at the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in May 2021. In this position, Jodie is responsible for the execution of the strategic direction for the People & Culture and Work Health & Safety functions, focusing on diversity and inclusion.

    Jodie is passionate and driven in her commitment to work towards creating and executing opportunities for Indigenous Australians and is a Non-Executive Director of the Zahra Foundation, Australia and Head Start Homes.


    Registrations for this forum 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.

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • SkyCity Ballroom, SkyCity Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001


    Registrations for the Women's Network Conference are not yet available.

    Please continue to check this page as further details will be provided closer to the event.




    Registration at our event and programs are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests.

    • 25 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • U City Function Centre, Level 1, 43 Franklin St, Adelaide


    Registrations for the Economic Development Conference are not yet available.

    Please continue to check this page as further details will be provided closer to the event.


    Looking forward, Australia will be different. Demographics will change – Australia’s ageing population the biggest factor. Inter-generational burdens will shift.  Economies will change – as will communities. Long term challenges but also long-term opportunities. Local Government’s role will emerge and necessarily evolve – different Councils will require different capability and capacity.

    Registrations are open. 

    Click here for full program


    This is an important conference not to be missed. 


    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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