LGMA Queensland is your organisation and is here to help you in your local government career. In 2016 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 Villages 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 2016. 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 2016 LGMA Queensland calendar of events can be accessed here.
This dynamic and invigorating conference will look at empowering women in the local government context. The Conference will consider the application of leadership to engage women in the sector, developing techniques for the 'every-day' leader and creating a workplace culture that values the contribution of women in all aspects and levels of the organisation.
The agenda will include inspirational guest presenters who will share their valuable insights and real-world examples, skilled facilitators who will provide effective strategies to implement in the workplace, and plenty of opportunities to network, collaborate and share ideas with other attendees. Save the date because this programme should not be missed!
To view the Programme CLICK HERE. To view the Registration form CLICK HERE.
For those in Rural or Remote Councils, you will find the Scholarship Application form 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.
2016 Annual Conference
The 2016 LGMA Queensland Annual Conference was a resounding success!
For photos of the event please visit our Facebook page.
Congratulations to Peter Franks from Mareeba Shire Council for winning the Manager of the Year 2016 Award!
Russell Paten from Telstra presented the award to the well-deserving Peter Franks. Congratulations Peter and to all the other nominees who have also been doing amazing work in their councils! LGMA Queensland strongly believes in recognizing those that are going above and beyond for not only their communities but also the council itself and all the employees that work towards the goal of enhancing their region. Well done Peter!