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
    Join waitlist

    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.

    • 15 Dec 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


    • 02 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Sep 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • University of South Australia City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide
    Register

    LG Professionals SA, in partnership with UniSA, is pleased to offer a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, contextualised to the South Australian local government sector.

    This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a nested suite in Business Administration where each qualification extends to the next, so you can easily transition to the next level qualification. If you finish this graduate certificate and want to continue your studies, you can use this as a pathway and gain credit for successfully completed courses into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or Master of Business Administration.

    The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a four-course program. Participants who have completed the LG Professionals SA Strategic Management Program (SMP) (or past equivalent) or the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) will receive one course credit into the program, therefore only need to complete three courses.

    The fourth course, for those that have not completed the SMP or ELP, will be coordinated in addition to this program, with assistance available to navigate your options. 

    Please note, this is an Expression of Interest only. Due to the interactive and peer to peer nature of program delivery, a minimum number of 14 participants applies. Once the minimum number of Expressions of Interest are received, they will be forwarded to UniSA who will send through an application form to determine program eligibility. Once participants are confirmed UniSA will be responsible for invoicing all participants direct.

    *Strict Program Eligibility Criteria applies – please ensure you see prospectus for further information prior to completing this form.*


    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.

    • 06 Feb 2023
    • 11 Aug 2023
    • 13 sessions
    • University of South Australia City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide and Virtual
    • 2
    Register

    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.

    • 07 Feb 2023
    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 11 sessions
    • Module 1: Rural - Clare Country Club | Module 2: Hahndorf
    • 0
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    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 the 2023 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.

    • 08 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 24
    Register


    In the local government environment, leaders and professionals are required to balance the needs of upholding compliance and regulation (e.g. saying “no”, or issuing an expiation notice), while balancing the expectations of delivering a great customer experience.

    This course enables you to identify the dynamics at play where there is tension between needing to meet compliance requirements, meeting strategic objectives and maintaining strong customer relations within the community. You’ll learn the approaches, skills and behaviours that you can use on a daily basis to navigate this situation and be known for providing excellent customer service and improved performance, while meeting required levels of regulation.
     

    Before registering please note that the course will be delivered in person at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

    For more information, visit https://lgprofessionalssa.org.au/customer-service-compliance-environment/.

    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.

    • 09 Feb 2023
    • 07 Feb 2024
    • 15 sessions
    • Harmer House, Level 2, 5 Leigh Street, Adelaide and Live Virtual Classroom
    • 3
    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 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.

    • 22 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 22
    Register


    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 uses your own writing examples to demonstrate the use of Plain English principles and persuasive writing techniques.


    Before registering please note that the course will be delivered in person at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

    For more information, visit https://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.

    • 29 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 21
    Register


    Negotiation is a key skill for leaders and professionals, but few people have had any formal training in it. In the workplace, negotiations range from the formal to the informal, from short in length to those that take place over the course of months or years, from those that prioritise outcomes to those that prioritise relationships, from the very competitive to the very collaborative.

    This course is designed to help professionals gain an insight into their current negotiation behaviours and preferences, to understand the fundamental framework for all negotiations and to develop the skills and micro-skills that are necessary to navigate through the range of negotiations they face in the workplace.


    Before registering please note that the course will be delivered in person at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

    For more information, visit https://lgprofessionalssa.org.au/negotiation-skills/.

    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.

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


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