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

    • 02 Feb 2021
    • 07 Dec 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom (via Zoom)
    • 0


    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 2021 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.

    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.

    • 27 May 2021
    • 03 Dec 2021
    • 10 sessions
    • Various Locations - TBA
    • 0


    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. 

    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.

    • 27 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Interested in becoming an LG Professionals SA Board Member?

    Join us for an information session for prospective Board Members - an opportunity to hear from current Board Members about what's involved and why you should nominate for the Board of LG Professionals SA, as well as ask any questions you may have. 


    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual (via Zoom)
    Register

    Are you interested in our Strategic Management Program, or are unsure if the program is right for you?

    Join LG Professionals SA and Ross Morriss, Director Strategic Partnerships, University of South Australia for a virtual information session where we will provide a program overview and hear from past participants on their experiences. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about the program.

    For more information on the Strategic Management Program visit: https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/Strategic-Management-Program


    • 08 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Physical Location TBC / Virtual (via Zoom)


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


    Registration 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.

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual (via Zoom)
    Register

    Are you interested in our Executive Leaders Program, or are unsure if the program is right for you?

    Join LG Professionals SA and Andrew Stevens, Program Facilitator for a virtual information session where we will provide a program overview and hear from past participants on their experiences. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about the program.

    For more information on the Executive Leaders Program visit: https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/Executive-Leaders-Program

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual (via Zoom)
    Register

    Are you interested in our Ignite Program, or are unsure if the program is right for you?

    Join LG Professionals SA and Tony Stone and Mark Lourens from ASC Training for a virtual information session where we will provide a program overview and hear from past participants on their experiences. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about the program.

    For more information on the Ignite Program visit: https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/Ignite-Program


    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • City of Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church Street, Salisbury and Virtual (via Zoom)
    Register


    Join the People and Culture Network for their third forum for 2021. This forum will also be available virtually via Zoom.

    We welcome members of the City of Salisbury's People and Culture team as presenters for the People and Culture Network Forum: Partnerships and Planning Projects. Find out more details on their sessions below.


    Primary Prevention Approaches

    City of Salisbury will be sharing on a number of their primary prevention approaches, including: 

    • Women's Safety Summit  - responding to men's violence against women
    • Rize Above Violence - focusing on young people and schools in relation to gendered violence and gender equity
    • Planet Youth - focusing on youth people and schools to reduce drug and alcohol use in young people

    LG Professionals SA Advocacy Update and Discussion

    Rhiannon Grebenshikoff, Acting CEO of LG Professionals SA will provide an update on the progress of the Advocacy Plan and seek feedback from members on the progression of these items. 


    Thinking Forward

    Members of the People and Culture Network are invited to share what projects and programs they will be delivering in 2022.


    Tour of the City of Salisbury Community Hub

    The Salisbury Community Hub is an exciting and innovative Community Hub that is the centrepiece of the revitalisation of the Salisbury City Centre and a place for the community to come together to exchange ideas, learn, participate and celebrate in a range of community spaces.


    Registration 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.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • City of Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church Street, Salisbury
    Register

    Join us for the first In Conversation with the CEO and General Managers Network.

    From General Manager to CEO - Reflections, Stories and Lessons

    Come and hear the panellists stories, learn about their transitions from GMs to CEOs, how they got there, what their first year was like, and what the new role meant for their leadership style. Explore questions such as "Are there enough GMs willing to explore being a CEO?" and "What can GM's do to complement my leadership style and vice versa?"

    Panellists:

    • Roberto Bria, City of Holdfast Bay
    • Clare Mockler, City of Adelaide
    • Nat Traeger, Kingston District Council

    Navigating Different Leadership Styles

    Join us as we hear from members of our General Managers Network on how they navigating some of the challenges from 2020 onwards, and what they learnt about their own leadership style and those around them.

    Panellists:

    • Kate O'Neill, City of Mitcham
    • Mark Buckerfield, City of Port Adelaide Enfield
    • TBC

    This forum will also include a tour of the City of Salisbury Community Hub.


    Please note, registrations for this event are only open to South Australian Local Government Chief Executive Officers and Local Government professionals reporting directly to the CEO and holding General Manager or Director (or equivalent) roles.

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 12
    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.

    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 29 Oct 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 3
    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.


    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 12
    Register


    This course 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.

    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/managing-your-time-energy-and-priorities/.


    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.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • National Wine Centre, Corner of Hackney Road & Botanic Street, Adelaide
    Register


    The LG Professionals SA annual Women's Network Conference is an event for local government women of all levels, both indoor and outdoor workforce. The program is designed to build confidence, inspire you with stories of success and resilience and connect you with yourself and your peers, to support your personal and professional development.

    This year's theme 'Grow and Thrive' will support attendees to reflect on the past y ear, make sense of it and identify the growth opportunities to reset and take forward to the future, pushing through adversity and being brave with the unknown. 

    Download the full program.


    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.

    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Adelaide CBD - Location TBC
    Registration is closed


    The LG Professionals SA Rural Management Challenge is a sophisticated developmental program that produces relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for your people, your teams and your Council. Councils enter teams of four staff from any level or area. These teams compete to complete a variety of tasks that simulate different activities that council manage on a day-today basis. As some of these tasks or issues may be outside the team members’ usual role, it provides the perfect opportunity to broaden their understanding of different areas of the organisation. Areas covered may include risk, finance, community consultation, human resources, marketing and communications and more. Previous tasks have included role plays, reports, presentations, mock media interviews and team swaps.

    View the flyer here.

    Don't forget to also register for the Rural Challenge Dinner here.


    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 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.

    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Physical Location TBC / Virtual (via Zoom)


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


    Registration 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.

    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Adelaide TBC
    Register


    The winner of the Rural Management Challenge will be announced at the Dinner. We strongly encourage all participants to attend.

    Don't forget to also register a team for the Rural Management Challenge here.

    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 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.

    • 19 Nov 2021
    • 26 Nov 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 11
    Register


    Project management is something we do every day in local government and it’s an area we should be leaders in.

    Beyond providing you with essential knowledge and skills to plan, manage and execute projects on time and on budget, this program takes a deeper dive into project management theory and looks at both operational and strategic elements of project management.

    Best suited to those who have some project management experience behind them, and those that have completed the Introduction to Project Management course.

    This course consists of two 3-hour Zoom sessions.

    For more information, visit http://lgprofessionalssa.org.au/advanced-project-management/.


    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.

    • 08 Feb 2022
    • 29 Apr 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • Module 1: Rural - Clare Country Club | Module 2: City The Monastery
    • 14
    Register

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

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

    On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Make progress on complex problems in an agile way
    • Navigate rapidly changing and evolving environments
    • Collaborate and work more effectively with different stakeholder groups
    • Make better decisions in uncertain, complex and ambiguous situations
    • Manage their energy to best serve their communities
    • See and consider multiple perspectives
    • Be more conscious of what is personally holding them back from delivering to their full potential

    This program is for accomplished and aspiring Executives in regional and metropolitan councils and subsidiaries who are seeking to expand their thinking and leadership impact.

     Download 2022 Prospectus


    Registration 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.

    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.

    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual (via Zoom)
    Register

    Are you interested in our Emerging Leaders Program, or are unsure if the program is right for you?

    Join LG Professionals SA and Ross Morriss, Director Strategic Partnerships, University of South Australia for a virtual information session where we will provide a program overview and hear from past participants on their experiences. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about the program.

    For more information on the Emerging Leaders Program visit: https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/Emerging-Leaders-Program


Mailing Address:  5 Hauteville Tce EASTWOOD SA 5063   Phone: 8291-7990;   Email: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au


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