Who is Local Government Managers Australia (Queensland)?

Local Government Managers Australia, Queensland (LGMA Queensland) is the leader in local government advocacy, collaborative learning and professional development.  We represent the needs of our members to other spheres of government and to various stakeholders in order to create the most effective working environment for officers and to allow them to thrive.  LGMA Queensland seeks to ensure its members are industry leaders, always at the forefront of good practice, change, innovation and the continuous elevation of local government in the state. 

 We have developed a collaborative membership, constantly growing in vitality and diversity. With all Queensland councils involved with LGMA Queensland, we have access to some of the most influential practitioners and are able to develop specialist events and training programmes, specific to the needs of individuals working in the sector. 

If you work in local government in Queensland, then LGMA Queensland is an organisation you should be involved with – for your own career and in order to better serve your community. 


Managing Your Development

LGMA Queensland is your organisation and is here to help you in your local government career.  In 2017 we will again offer a host of new and established programmes aimed at helping our members improve their skills and practices so they can perform better; for their own benefit and for that of their organisations and communities.  No matter where you are in your career, chances are we have a programme that will support you in reaching that next stage of development.

Do you need skills in managing people?  Ignite is available for newer managers or the Management Masterclass if you are more experienced.

Do you want to troubleshoot matters specific to your area and learn from the experiences of other councils?  The Forums should give you this exposure.

Do you want to develop your understanding of how Queensland local governments work and what they do across the state and across departments?  The Propeller Programme will give you this.

Or are you searching for someone to guide you and support you as you shape your career aspirations and move toward them?  The Mentoring Programme will provide you with a mentor to help you through the coming months and, in a structured way, assist you to develop the skills and approaches you need.

Let us help you reach those goals in 2017.  Contact any of the staff at LGMA Queensland for more information about these opportunities or to discuss a tailor development programme to suit your needs.

The 2017 LGMA Queensland calendar of events can be accessed here.



The 2016 Women in Local Government Scholarship Fund

Proudly supported by DILGP 


In 2016, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and LGMA Queensland have entered into a partnership with the aim of supporting the professional development of women in local government. The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, through its Women in Local Government Strategy, has made funding available to provide numerous scholarships for women to attend the opportunities outlined below (please note that preference is directed towards women in remote and regional councils who would not otherwise be able to attend). Thank you to DILGP for enabling more women to take part in these programmes in the coming year.






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2017 Calendar of Events

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The good stuff

Community Engagement Forum Masterclass - Mackay

Our first Forum Masterclass will be held in Mackay on Tuesday 21 February 2017. The Forum is focused on Community Engagement with Expert Speaker; Matthew Gordon from OurSay giving an insightful and thought provoking presentation on Community Engagement.

This Masterclass is an opportunity for any local government officer working in community development and communications areas to learn new skills in engaging with their communities utilising an online platform. 

Are you ready to take community engagement to a new level? If so, this Masterclass is for you! 

Please contact Lisa Hamilton, Programme Facilitator on 07 3174 5007 or events@lgmaqld.org.au for more information or download the brochure here or  registration form here. 


AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2017
The LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence nominations are now open! With Award categories recognising that local government is at the forefront of innovation and operates in a rapidly changing environment.  
The following Award categories are presented during the night:

- Sustainability 
- Innovation   
- Above and Beyond
- Community Shaping   
- Teamwork  
- Collaboration
- 'Doing More with Less' (For Rural and Remote Councils only) (New) 
- Workplace Wellbeing (New) 
- Winner 2017 LGMA Management Challenge (Queensland)

Information on the Awards for Excellence can be found in the brochure here. You will find  the Nomination Form here. 
Remember the cut off date to get your nomination in is 2 March at 5pm and four (4) hard copies of your nomination will need to be mailed and received by LGMA at that time. 




Australasian Management Challenge

               

The Australasian Management Challenge will be held on 14, 15 and 16 March. The 2017 finals for the Challenge will be held in Tasmania from 22-24 May 2017. Best of luck to our Queensland teams! For more information,visit here. 


25 June 2015 Central Qld Branch in Bargara

Click here for further information and to download registration forms.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Village 

29 June 2016, The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane.

The ICT Village shres tools and templates as well as experiences and learnings, whilst networking with others who hold a similar role and responsibility. The topics for this Village include: Community Engagement, Digital Initiatives, Cloud Migration, Data Collection and much more! The programme and registration form can be found here.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Village 

29 June 2016, The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane.

The ICT Village shres tools and templates as well as experiences and learnings, whilst networking with others who hold a similar role and responsibility. The topics for this Village include: Community Engagement, Digital Initiatives, Cloud Migration, Data Collection and much more! The programme and registration form can be found here.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT NEWS

8 Feb - Building Queensland Board appoints new CEO 

7 Feb - Logan greyhound track scrapped following sustained local campaign 

26 Jan - Douglas Shire continues to lead the charge towards a single-use plastic bag-free Queensland 

26 Jan - Bill McCutcheon recognised for service to the Western Downs


LGMA National article about LGMA Queensland President Cale Dendle: 

An Accidental Leader


[Jan]

29 International Manager Exchange nominations open

 [Feb]

Young Manager of the Year nominations open

15-16 Ignite Introductory Forum (Brisbane Group 1)

21 Community Engagement Forum Masterclass - Mackay

28 Ignite Introductory Forum (Brisbane Group 2)

 [March]

Ignite Introductory Forum (Brisbane Group 2)

1-2 Propeller Introductory Forum

Awards for Excellence entries close

9-10 Indigenous Local Government Chiefs Forum (Cairns)

14-16 Australasian Management Challenge

23 Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 1)

30 Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 2)

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CEO Forum (Brisbane)

6 Management Challenge Mentor Debrief

Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner (Brisbane)

20 Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 1)

27 Propeller Workshop

27 Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 2)

28 Young Manager of the Year nominations close

28 International Manager Exchange nominations close

 [May]

3-4 Ignite Introductory Forum (North Queensland)

18-19 Future Leaders Forum (Cairns)

18  Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 1)

20 Executive Management Programme nominations open

22-24 LG Professionals Australia Congress (Tasmania)

23-24 Propeller Workshops

 [June]

Annual Conference registration opens

Ignite Workshop (North Queensland)

Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 2)

2  Manager of the Year nominations open

21-22 Propeller Workshops

22-23 Indigenous Local Government Chiefs Forum (Cairns)

28 Board of Management nominations open

 [July]

13 Ignite Workshop (North Queensland)

19-21 Executive Management Programme

27 Board of Management nominations close

[Aug]

Propeller Workshop

10 Ignite Workshop (North Queensland)

Manager of the Year nominations close

24  Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 1)

31 Ignite Workshop (Brisbane Group 2)

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Board of Management ballots close

12-14 LGMA Queensland Annual Conference (Gold Coast)

13 Annual General Meeting of LGMA Queensland

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5-6 Propeller Workshop

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2320 Ignite Workshop (North Queensland)

23 CEO Forum (Brisbane)

24 Retired Members Lunch (Brisbane)

 Rural Management Challenge dates TBA


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