Please see below for scheduled programs and events. We also have Expressions of Interest open for our Reform Ready Series, including a range of short courses and programs.

Upcoming Programs & Events

    • 02 Feb 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)
    • 07 Dec 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)
    • 12 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom (via Zoom)
    • 4
    Registration is closed


    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
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 03 Dec 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)
    • 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.

    • 05 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 12 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    This session has reached capacity - please join the waitlist. 

    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.


    • 09 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 16 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 12
    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.

    This course will be delivered across two 2 hour sessions via Zoom.

    For more information, visit 

    https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/customer-service-compliance-environment/


    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.


    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • City Rooms, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace
    Register


    Proudly presented by the LG Professionals SA Community Managers Network

    Local Government is changing. The demand for services is increasing and revenue is becoming more stretched; our industry is increasing in complexity and residents are demanding increased accountability. Measuring performance is critical so that we can have access to data which allows us to establish baselines, benchmarks and goals. The right data will allow us to make informed decisions about performance and direct scarce resources towards areas of improving customer satisfaction.

    Measuring in the community space is more than just numbers of participants, it is about measuring the social impact of programs and activities and the change in our communities.

    The conference will delve into the what, when, why and how of measurement, and how data can inform effective decision making for the benefit of our communities.

    Download the full conference program


    Registration at our events and programs are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of 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

    • 27 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 03 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    This session is now at capacity - please join the waitlist.

    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.

    • 30 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 06 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 11
    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 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.

    • 08 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Virtual Classroom
    • 11
    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.

    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • Live Virtual Classroom (Via Zoom)
    • 8
    Register


    Many leaders find conversations about performance to be difficult and too often avoid them altogether.  Providing feedback, particularly when a team member’s performance falls short of expectations is one of the most critical functions a leader performs.  Yet for many this is one of the most dreaded and avoided.

    This program enables participants to develop skills and confidence in holding these conversations in an easy and comfortable environment.  Participants are provided opportunities to engage with a new and contemporary approach.  They will prepare for effective performance conversations in their workplace.

    Visit https://www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/performance-coaching for more information.


    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.


    • 17 Sep 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • Apex Park Reserve and Community Centre, 616 Burbidge Road, West Beach and 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.

    • 08 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • 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.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • City of Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church Street, Salisbury and 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.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • City of Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church Street, Salisbury

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


    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.


    • 11 Nov 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)
    • TBC


    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • 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.

Past events

23 Jul 2021 Women's Network Forum: Anything is Possible
09 Jul 2021 Continuous Improvement Network Forum: Data Collection
23 Jun 2021 Working with Communities Workshop
11 Jun 2021 Advanced Project Management
09 Jun 2021 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
27 May 2021 2021 Emerging Leaders Program Dinner
21 May 2021 20th Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner
18 May 2021 Powerful Business Writing
14 May 2021 2021 People and Culture Network Conference: The People Experience
05 May 2021 Women's Network Forum: Financial Fitness for Women with Statewide Super
16 Apr 2021 CEO Network Forum: Conversations about Remuneration
25 Mar 2021 Women's Network Forum: I'm not there yet... But how do I get there?
19 Mar 2021 2021 LG Professionals SA Annual State Conference
17 Mar 2021 Customer Service in a Compliance Environment
05 Mar 2021 General Managers Network Forum - Fatigue: Managing ourselves and others
03 Mar 2021 Introduction to Project Management
24 Feb 2021 Performance Coaching
23 Feb 2021 Performance Coaching
22 Feb 2021 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
11 Feb 2021 People & Culture Network Forum: Wellbeing through connectedness
08 Feb 2021 Introduction to Project Management
02 Feb 2021 Executive Leaders Program 2021
03 Dec 2020 2020 Emerging Leaders Program Presentation and Graduation
30 Nov 2020 Strategic Management Program 2020
19 Nov 2020 LG Professionals SA 2020 Annual General Meeting
06 Nov 2020 CEO Network Forum: In Conversation with the Minister
04 Nov 2020 Strategic Management Program: Information Session
28 Oct 2020 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
23 Oct 2020 Women's Network Forum: Becoming Self Aware with Self Care
22 Oct 2020 Ignite Program: Information Session
19 Oct 2020 LG Professionals SA 2020 Special General Meeting
15 Oct 2020 People & Culture Network Forum: Lessons Learnt from 2020
23 Sep 2020 Performance Coaching
16 Sep 2020 General Managers Network Forum: Innovating the Future
27 Aug 2020 Women's Network Virtual Forum: Financial Fitness for Women with Statewide Super
24 Aug 2020 Performance Coaching
23 Jul 2020 People and Culture Network: Trending Topics with Norman Waterhouse
26 Jun 2020 19th Annual Leadership Excellence Awards- Virtual Event
25 Jun 2020 Women's Network Virtual Forum: Stepping Up in Adversity
18 Jun 2020 People and Culture Network Virtual Forum: Update from Statewide Super
17 Jun 2020 Statewide Super Market Update: Making the most of your superannuation
04 Jun 2020 2020 Emerging Leaders Program
02 Jun 2020 Conflict Resolution
24 Mar 2020 Ignite Program 2020
13 Mar 2020 General Managers Network Forum: Delivering Public Good
13 Mar 2020 Introduction to Project Management
12 Mar 2020 Powerful Business Writing
27 Feb 2020 People and Culture Network Forum: Exploring Purpose
14 Feb 2020 Leading with Emotional Intelligence: 1 Day Masterclass
13 Feb 2020 Executive Leaders Program Alumni Event
07 Feb 2020 Working with Communities Workshop
04 Feb 2020 Making and Influencing Decisions at Council
23 Jan 2020 Informal gathering of Members to discuss gender equity
06 Dec 2019 2019 Emerging Leaders Program Presentation and Graduation
05 Dec 2019 General Managers Network Forum: From Surviving to Thriving
29 Nov 2019 Leading Culture
15 Nov 2019 2019 Women's Network Conference - You Got This
08 Nov 2019 Customer Service in a Compliance Environment
05 Nov 2019 Enhanced Speaking and Presenting for Leaders
16 Oct 2019 Introduction to Project Management
14 Oct 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - Mount Barker District Council: Inspiring a Commercial Culture
04 Oct 2019 CEO Network Forum - In Conversation With Chiefs for Gender Equity
26 Sep 2019 Rural Management Challenge Dinner 2019
26 Sep 2019 LG Professionals, SA 2019 Rural Management Challenge
25 Sep 2019 Negotiation Skills
16 Sep 2019 Navigating the Road to Retirement
13 Sep 2019 HR Network Conference - The Brand of HR: Perception, Influence and Impact
11 Sep 2019 LG Professionals, SA 2019 Annual General Meeting
06 Sep 2019 Managing Your Time, Energy and Priorities
26 Aug 2019 Executive Leaders Program 2019
22 Aug 2019 Women's Network Forum - My Story: Women in Local Government
16 Aug 2019 CEO Network Forum: Conversations about Reform
05 Aug 2019 Australasian LG Performance Excellence Program User Group Forum
05 Aug 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - Service Registers, Service Reviews and Automation
26 Jul 2019 HR Network Forum - City of Holdfast Bay: Strategy and Innovation for People & Culture
24 Jun 2019 Australasian LG Performance Excellence Program User Group Forum
21 Jun 2019 Women's Network Forum - My Story: Women in Local Government
17 Jun 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - City of Marion: Innovation 2.0
14 Jun 2019 2019 Economic Development Conference - Community Prosperity: Threading it Together
13 Jun 2019 Community Managers Network Forum - Can integrated social infrastructure planning deliver better value for communities in the context of constrained budgets?
13 Jun 2019 General Managers Network Forum - In Conversation with Our CEO's
06 Jun 2019 Advanced Project Management
29 May 2019 HR Network Forum - The City of West Torrens: The Experience. The Technology. The Change
27 May 2019 Introduction to Project Management
23 May 2019 2019 Emerging Leaders Program Dinner
23 May 2019 2019 Emerging Leaders Program
17 May 2019 18th Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner
09 May 2019 Continuous Improvement Network Forum - Benefits Realised: Managing Financial Savings and Reporting Positive Outcomes
12 Apr 2019 Leading Change & Transition
10 Apr 2019 Women's Network Forum - My Story: Women in Local Government
08 Apr 2019 Powerful Business Writing

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