For those who are already working within local government there are a number of opportunities for your to enhance your career and grow your knowledge.
There are a number of scholarships and exchanges available to local government staff as well as sector focused training events. To learn more about any of these options click the links below:
Learning Development Centre Leadership in Practice Programme
Leadership in Practice is LDC’s highly regarded nine month development programme for leaders who have experience managing others and are now ready to broaden and expand from an operational to a strategic perspective.
Leadership in Practice is designed to help participants – who have been identified by their managers – develop selfawareness and general leadership skills. The programme is ideal for progressing leadership development planning and learning how to put leadership knowledge into action.
For more information on the Leadership Development Centre's Leadership Practice Programme Scholarship click here.
The Skills Organisation Melbourne Business School Leading for Strategic Success Programme
The Leading for Strategic Success programme is the prestigious Melbourne Business School’s most senior leadership programme and replaces the programme that previous Scholarship recipients have attended. The Melbourne Business School holds AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS) accreditation, and their programmes are ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg Business Week and AFR Boss magazine.
This Scholarship is open to applications from Chief Executives and more information on the Scholarship can be found here.
Each year SOLGM provides local government staff the opportunity to meet and learn from others who are in the same or similar roles.
Local Government Chief Executive's Forum
The Forum and accompanying Masterclass for those dealing with the unique demands of managing at the highest level in Local Government.with the unique demands of managing at the highest level in Local Government.
Governance Professionals and Committee Advisors Forum
An interactive Forum for those working in governance to share their knowledge, consider best practice and develop their professional capability.
Local Government Community Plan Forum
This Forum is for those involved in the direction setting, community planning, and engagement processes of Long Term Plans.
Funding and Rating Forum
Learn about current funding and rating policy issues and challenges from experts in the field.
An engaging programme tailored to meet the specific needs of EA and PAs working in the local government environment.
Strategic Finance Forum
This year’s Forum will discuss finance as a business insight activity and how practitioners can move from the transactional to the transformational.
Throughout the year SOLGM hosts a number of LGLearning events alongside our forums which include specific training events such as Electoral Matters, Managing CCOs and Project Management as well as webinars which ensure staff are up to date with the latest legislative, policy and procedural changes that affect the sector.
To view the upcoming events please visit the events calendar at www.solgm.org.nz.
The LGMA Australasian Management Challenge is a sophisticated development programme specially designed to enhance leadership and management skills of managers and staff in local government. This team-based learning and development programme is delivered in New Zealand and in Australia.
This is not just a one day training.
Councils can use the Management Challenge to achieve any strategic outcomes on professional development of staff or succession programme.
The Management Challenge is developed by the University of Technology Sydney and delivered LGMA National in Australia and SOLGM in New Zealand.
Who Should Enter
All council organisations. Come up with a team of 5-6 members plus appoint a team mentor.
The team members can be:
- Any council staff who you have identified as having a potential to be a leader or manager in your organisation
- Any up and coming managers or emerging leaders in your organisation
- May also include elected members or staff working in your CCOs
For more information on the LGMA Management Challenge click here.