Professional Development

LGMA Queensland also offers a suite of individual professional development and training programmes targeting individual leadership and management development.  All of the programmes are designed to develop the skills and competencies of local government officers via experiential learning.  

This means that all programmes include hands-on, targeted activities that are relevant to the local government context, while providing extensive interaction between participants. 

Professional Development Programmes 
      Officers   Supervisors, Team Leaders
& Coordinators
Managers Directors & General Managers Chief Executive Officers
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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.


  Regular forums to address topical issues from a CEO’s perspective as well as providing ongoing professional development and networking.
Regular forums for CEOs of indigenous councils to address topical issues, including issues specific to indigenous councils, as well as providing ongoing professional development and networking.

  Management Masterclass is an intensive programme designed to extend the skills of practicing managers and to provide a range of tools to deal with common problems and challenges experienced by managers in local government.
  The Mentoring Programme is designed to provide professional development, career advancement and networking.   This is a mixed format programme that includes phone, face to face, webinars, articles and discussions.
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  Conscious Leadership Workshop is for those who wish to improve leadership and relationships through increased self-awareness.   It draws on Enneagram; an ancient tool for personal understanding, development and transformation.
 Propeller Programme Propeller Programme develops people at all levels to lead local government into the future.  It offers a combination of expert input and experiential learning models, providing intensive interaction between participants.  Limit of 25 participants. Runs for 7½ months.
 Future Leaders Forum
A 2 day event, providing informative and interactive forums for officers looking to further their career in local government.  The event provides valuable networking opportunities with some of Queensland’s brightest talents.
  Ignite the necessary competencies to manage and lead people. The Ignite programme builds self-awareness as well as skills in mentoring and developing individuals and teams. Limit of 25 participants. Runs for 4 months with a follow up 4 months later.
  The LGMA Management Challenge is a sophisticated team development programme that provides real life problem solving experiences relevant to local government.
  The Rural Management Challenge is a team development programme based on a simulation of real-life local government management and comprises a series of typical events, situations and tasks.  
Mini Management Challenges

The Challenge is a team building activity, based on the State/Rural Management Challenges and customised for application within a single council.

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