The LGMA Australasian Management Challenge is Australia and New Zealand’s premier forum for current and emerging local government leaders. It is a sophisticated development program designed to deliver personal, team and organisational professional development.
The Challenge has been running for more than 20 years. It is good fun, great value and a hands-on approach to leadership development that translates into relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for your people, teams and organisations.
Everyone who participates in the Challenge - from experienced managers to emerging leaders, comes away with new and practical insights into excellence in leadership and management.
More than any other traditional training program or seminar the LGMA Australasian Management Challenge assists councils to:
- Attract and retain staff
- Improve organisational culture
- Promote team-work
- Develop new and sustainable management skills
- Breakdown silos
- Grow inter-departmental relationships, and
- Build capacity
In 2013, the top performers in the Australasian Management Challenge Finals will be given the opportunity to take the ultimate professional development challenge.
Three stand-out participants will be selected from Australia and New Zealand and invited to compete for the Raymond West Award at the LGMA National Congress in Hobart, Tasmania in May 2013.
The award recognises the most outstanding young local government leaders working in the sector today.
Participants will take centre-stage at a Congress plenary session, and undertake a performance-based challenge before an audience of delegates. Their skills as public speakers, effective negotiators and quick-thinking leaders will be put to the test, and judged by an expert panel who will select a winner.
The Raymond West Award recipients will be presented with their award at the Congress Gala Dinner.
The networking and recognition associated with involvement in the Raymond West Award during Congress will offer young local government managers unprecedented professional development opportunities and exposure across the sector.
2013 Australasian Management Challenge
Registration for the 2013 Challenge is now open.
|Pre-challenge task||February - March 2013|
|Regional Challenge Days - Australia||18 - 29 March 2013|
|Regional Challenge Days - New Zealand||11 - 15 March 2013|
|Raymond West Award||19 - 21 May 2013|
|Australasian Finals (Melbourne)||20 - 21 June 2013|
The early bird entry fee is A$4,200 (GST incl) per team and NZ $4,740.
The fee for teams entered after 14th December 2012 is A $4,800 (GST incl) per team and NZ $4,740.
Even after you enter you can withdraw your team if necessary (or substitute members). As we arrange personnel and venues according to team entries, a cancellation fee will apply as follows:
|After 31 January 2013:||25% of entry fee|
|After 28 February 2013:||no refunds will be provided|
For further information about the challenge visit the Overview page.