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.



Awards for Excellence 2017

Representatives from councils celebrated their success with over 210 Queensland local government officers from across the state at the LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner at Shangri La Gardens Reception Lounge, Wynnum West. The awards acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work being undertaken by local governments across Queensland.  The Awards for Excellence recognise significant contributions to local government in the categories of Innovation, Teamwork, Collaboration, Sustainability, ‘Doing More with Less’, Workplace Wellbeing, Community Shaping and Above and Beyond.   

The Award winners for 2017 were: 

Innovation – City of Ipswich – Fire Station 101 

Teamwork – Redland City Council - Lean Thinking Initiative 

Collaboration – Western Downs Regional Council – Coordinated Pest Management 

Sustainability – Mareeba Shire Council – Financial Sustainability 

Doing More with Less – Quilpie Shire Council – 2016: Fundraising Initiative: Challenge Cup 

Workplace Wellbeing – Sunshine Coast Council – FRESHminds Program 

Community Shaping – Barcoo and Diamantina Shire Councils – Connecting Remote Communities 

Above and Beyond – Dallis Von Wald – Charters Towers Regional Council 

Congratulations to all nominees and special congratulations to the category winners, well done and well deserved! The quality of applications in the various categories highlights the dedication and innovation shown by council staff and teams working in the sector.




The good stuff

FUTURE LEADERS FORUM - CAIRNS

This unique forum is aimed at those within the local government sector who are looking to further their career. 

This two day event, providing informative and interactive sessions, will provide valuable networking opportunities with some of Queensland's brightest talents.

The 2017 event will be held in Cairns so lock the date in now; 18-19 May 2017.

The Programme can be found here and the registration form can be found here.


LGMA Queensland's Locum Register

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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

Latest Updates from our National Body:

Innovation is alive in Local Government

The Resource Hub


8 May - All roads lead to tourism 

8 May - Hub created for Qld Cyclone Victims

8 Feb - Building Queensland Board appoints new CEO 

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


 [April]

CEO Forum (Brisbane)

6 Management Challenge Mentor Debrief

Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner (Brisbane)

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)

20 Executive Management Programme nominations open

22-24 LG Professionals Australia Congress (Tasmania)

 [June]

Annual Conference registration opens

2  Manager of the Year nominations open

29-30 Indigenous Local Government Chiefs Forum (Cairns)

28 Board of Management nominations open

 [July]

19-21 Executive Management Programme

27 Board of Management nominations close

 [Aug]

Manager of the Year nominations close

 [Sept]

Board of Management ballots close

12-14 LGMA Queensland Annual Conference (Gold Coast)

13 Annual General Meeting of LGMA Queensland

 [Oct]

 [Nov]

23 CEO Forum (Brisbane)

24 Retired Members Lunch (Brisbane)

 Rural Management Challenge dates TBA


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