Other Programmes

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.

WiLG Conference

Originally a 1-day programme, this year LGMA Queensland wanted to make this successful event bigger and better than ever. This dynamic and invigorating Conference looked at empowering women in the local government context. The Conference considered 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 included inspirational guest presenters who shared their valuable insights and real-world examples, skilled facilitators who provided effective strategies to implement in the workplace, and plenty of opportunities to network, collaborate and share ideas with other attendees.

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Ignite Programme  

The challenges facing the next generation of local government managers and leaders are becoming increasingly complex.  With managers under growing pressure from diverse demands, it is important that they have the skills to lead and manage people in an ever-changing environment. LGMA Queensland’s Ignite Programme will give you the skills you need to manage yourself and your team.  This highly interactive, six-day programme will provide you with the tools, insights and hands-on experience you need to take on greater responsibilities with confidence. The Ignite programme builds self-awareness as well as skills in leading, managing, mentoring and developing individuals and teams.

Limit of 25 participants. Duration: 5 days spaced over 4 months with a follow up workshop 2 months later.

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Propeller Programme

The LGMA Queensland Propeller Programme is a dynamic professional development programme which gives participants a broader understanding of local government in Queensland – its nuances, challenges and opportunities. The Propeller Programme provides participants with the opportunity to visit a range of different councils (city, regional, shire, Aboriginal) while learning about a wide range of leadership topics in the context of local government as a whole.  For example, there are workshops on LG from a metropolitan perspective, LG from a rural perspective, the political context, coaching and mentoring etc.  The benefit of the programme is the wide ranging networks that the participants develop over the duration of the programme. 

Limit of 24 participants. Duration: Introductory Forum plus 8 leadership targeted workshops over 7½ months.




Introductory Forum

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Thursday, 2 March, 2017


Workshop 1

Thursday, 27 April, 2017


Workshop 2

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017


Workshop 3

Wednesday, 24 May, 2017


Workshop 4

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017


Workshop 5

Thursday, 22 June, 2017


Workshop 6

Thursday, 3 August, 2017


Workshop 7

Thursday, 5 October, 2017


Workshop 8

Friday, 6 October, 2017


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Executive Management Programme

This professional development programme is aimed at local government professionals who seek to develop a more complete understanding of the role of the Chief Executive Officer within the Queensland local government system; written by experienced CEOs and senior managers from

Queensland local government, it goes beyond the legislation to explore the real challenges and experiences you might expect to face in a CEO role. As a participant on this programme, you will gain full awareness of the role and responsibilities of Chief Executive Officers in local government; the challenges, the benefits, the satisfactions and the frustrations.  You will have the opportunity to troubleshoot questions arising from your own experience and to seek feedback on specific issues you may have faced. The programme is professionally facilitated by Hayden Wright who has extensive experience in local government in Queensland.  Furthermore, each module features a relevant case study presented by a CEO or senior officer.  As a result, over the three programme days, you will have access to 7 experienced local government professionals who will share their views and offer feedback on any issues you choose to raise.  These professionals have been selected for their experience and diversity; offering different perspectives on the role of CEO and providing role models to suit different personalities and approaches. The Executive Management Programme offers a variety of learning methods tailored to suit all learning styles.

This 3-day programme will suit anyone seeking a better understanding of executive management in local government, including:  those new to the sector who seek to understand the legislative and practical nuances of leading and managing in the local government context; those stepping into a senior management position; and existing senior managers who may be looking to refresh their skills to better support their CEO or to move into a CEO role themselves.

Limit of 24 participants. Duration: 3-day Programme (with preparation required beforehand). 

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The scholarship programme was made possible with the support of DILGP and benefited 26 local government officers from around Queensland and facilitated their participation in these professional development programmes.

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