MY KINGBOROUGH RULES TEAM SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE
First place-getters in this year's LGMA Australasian Management Challenge, Kingborough Council, have produced a video of their experience. It's the first time a Tasmanian council has won the title; the My Kingborough Rules team impressed judges with their good humour and creativity, collegiate work ethic and well rounded skills. Check out the video (above).
Second place in the Challenge went to Marrickville Council from NSW and in third place was Tauranga City Council from New Zealand.
This year's final was a high energy and challenging event, with teams from City of Palmerston NT, Mackay Regional Council QLD, City of Salisbury SA, Murrindindi Shire Council VIC and City of Joondalup WA also taking part.
FEDERATION WHITE PAPER CONSULTATION
LGMA National will make a major contribution to discussions on the White Paper on Reform of the Federation announced by the Office of the Prime Minister in June 2014. LGMA will put forward the implications for local government, following the release of the latest discussion paper, which makes little reference to the role of local government.
LGMA National and consortium partner ACELG have released a new case study on innovation and collaboration in local government.
LGMA NATIONAL SIGNS MOU WITH ICLEI OCEANIA
In recognition of the ongoing collaboration between LGMA National and ICLEI Oceania, an MoU was signed at the 2015 LGMA National Congress & Business Expo in Darwin to formalise the partnership.
Immediate Past President Mark Withers signs the MoU with ICLEI Board member Troy Pickard in Darwin.
CALLING ALL MENTORS
LGMA National are seeking mentors for the 2015 International Mentor Program. This unique program focuses on collaboration between professionals from Australian councils and emerging young leaders in Cambodia by allowing a mentee, aged 22-35 years, to work with an experienced Australian mentor and develop their skills and career.
LGMA PARTNERS WITH AUSTRALIAN ORGANISATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOUNDATION TO DELIVER NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM
LGMA National is partnering with the Australian Organisational Excellence Foundation to establish a national awards program and criteria for the local government sector. The criteria is used to assess and improve any aspect of an organisation, including leadership, planning, people, knowledge, safety, service delivery, product quality and bottom-line results, culminating in a ceremony at future LGMA National Congress & Business Expo Gala Dinners.
LATEST LG MANAGER OUT NOW
The second edition of LG Manager of 2015 is out now! Packed with all you need to know about Value Proposition and the future of local government, it's a must-read for every local government professional.
IS YOUR COUNCIL A MEMBER OF LGMA NATIONAL?
If you and your colleagues want to make the most of opportunities like the National Congress and the Management Challenge, then our new LGMA National Council Memberships could save you a bundle. The membership aligns your organisation with ours, and features access to national and international programs and events at heavily reduced prices. With three membership options to choose from, there is a fit that is right for every council, big or small.
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My Kingborough Rules, winners of the 2015 LGMA Australasian Management Challenge