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.