TASSIE TAKES OUT THE 2015 MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE
Kingborough Council has won first place at this year's LGMA Australasian Management Challenge finals. It's the first time a Tasmanian council has won the title. Despite being up against some of the toughest contenders in an all star line up, the My Kingborough Rules team impressed judges with their good humour and creativity, collegiate work ethic and well rounded skills.
Second place went to Marrickville Council from NSW and in third place was Tauranga City Council from New Zealand. Both teams were strong performers across all tasks, including the PCT, introduction performance and on the Challenge day.
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. Judges say all teams were of a very high standard, and it was a tough race to call. Congratulations to everyone who participated, the Management Challenge takes plenty of skill and sustained effort to complete. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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.
2015 CONGRESS PRESENTATIONS NOW ONLINE
If you missed out on attending this year's Congress & Business Expo in Darwin, you can still access a number of the presentations here. The concept of Value Proposition in local government was explored through many angles, including data, social impact, community experience, employees and workforce, and alternatives to council. It's recommended reading for all local government practitioners.
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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Did you know that each edition of our digital publication LG Manager is delivered to every council in Australia? Councils then distribute it to staff via email or their intranet. But you can bypass this, and receive it direct in your inbox four times a year, ABSOLUTELY FREE!
DID YOU TAKE PART IN THIS YEAR'S CHALLENGE?
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