Rural Management Challenge

What is the the Rural Management Challenge?

The Rural Management Challenge is a sophisticated developmental program that produces outcomes that have relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for your people, your teams and your council. It is also good fun, great value and a hands-on approach to professional development. Councils enter teams of four staff members from any level or area. These teams come together to compete with other rural councils in a day filled with a variety of tasks that simulate different activities that council manage on a day-to-day basis.

The winning team will receive 6 tickets (for 4 team members, their mentor & CEO) to attend the 2021 Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner where they will be officially presented with the winner's trophy.

Why should you enter?

The Rural Management Challenge provides rural councils with a unique opportunity for staff development, with an emphasis of learning, both individually and as a team. It is an immersive experience designed to develop your skills to become more effective in the way you lead, think, communicate, negotiate, decide, analyse and engage.

Key Dates
The rural is held biennially, with the next event taking place in 2021.


> View the 2020 Virtual Rural Management Challenge Flyer



Rhiannon Grebenshikoff
Acting Chief Executive Officer

  p: 08 8291 7995

2019 Rural Management Challenge

Congratulations to the 2019 champions - Renmark Paringa Council 'Renmarkable Islanders' 

See also: Management Challenge

The Management Challenge is a simulation-based team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes—the types of issues that a senior management team in a council would most likely face.


Mailing Address:  5 Hauteville Tce EASTWOOD SA 5063   Phone: 8291-7990;   Fax: 8451-1568   Email:

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