If you would like to become a member of any of our networks - just jump online and register here..
The CEO Network is open to local government CEO’s in South Australia who are LGMA (SA) members and has a main focus of sharing knowledge, offering peer support and teasing out opportunities
The next CEO Network event is the Appreciative Enquiry Workshop on 14 November. See below in "Upcoming Events" for details.
Community Managers Network
Aim: To provide leadership and support for people working in the Community Development and Community Services Sector within Local Government and related organisations.
Welcome from the New Chair of the Community Managers Network
Hello. I’m Bronwyn Webster, Manager of Customer and Community Services at the City of Charles and newly elected Chair of the Local Government Community Managers Network. I am very excited to be taking on this role and look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible in the coming months. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my predecessor Cam Opie who has worked tirelessly and with great passion and commitment for the past 7 years as Chair. Cam has lead, guided and at times pushed the network committee to focus on clarifying our role and purpose and growing the network. Without his leadership and drive the network would not be in the great shape that it is today. Thank you Cam!
The strength of our network is directly related to the input of our members both at committee level and through the various events we run and issues we pursue. I draw your attention to our annual rural meeting which this year is being held in beautiful Victor Harbor on Thursday October 31, followed by a network meeting on Friday November 1. The theme is Developing our Communities – what value? Can we afford not to do it?
The day will focus on evaluating and measuring the social and economic impact of community development and will include presentations and case studies from several regional and rural councils. Keynote speaker will be Dr Helen Feist. Helen is the Deputy Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide. Dr Feist’s work has a focus on the dynamics of population change, the demography of Australia and South Australia’s population, with particular attention to rural communities, the influence of migration and ageing on our population, and the implications of these issues for society and communities. I commend this conference to you and hope to see you there.
I look forward to meeting you all and encourage you to become involved in your network activities.
Visit lgmasa.org.au for up to date Network information and to register for the upcoming Conference.
LGMA (SA) Leaders Alumni Network
Aim: to promote and develop leadership excellence within local government amongst LGMA (SA) leadership program graduates.
As another year comes to close, I thought it was a good to highlight a couple of changes that have recently taken affect:
My name is Ryan England and I have recently been appointed the Chair for the Leaders Alumni Network. I am currently the Manager, Information & Communication Technology at The Barossa Council, a position which I have held for over 5 years. I completed the Emerging Leaders Program in 2011 and have been a member of the committee for the past two years. I am passionate about Local Government and networking across the sector to share ideas and experiences.
With the recent addition of the Professional Leaders Program to the programs that the LGMA offer this network recently underwent a name change… This network is open to anyone who has completed either the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) or the Professional Leaders Program (PLP).
A big thank you goes out to Clive Harrington (City of Campbelltown) who was the previous Chair. Clive was instrumental in establishing the network and his efforts are certainly appreciated.
This year we have a number of new faces on the committee:
Kylie Flynn City of Onkaparinga, Customer Team Development Coordinator
Bobbi Pertini District Council of Yorke Peninsula, HR Advisor
Russell Peate Mid Murray Council, CEO
Brett Steiner City of Tea Tree Gully, Senior Strategic Advisor
David Carroll Adelaide City Council, ICT Infrastructure & Operations
Vesna Haracic City of Salisbury, Team Leader- Housing and Cultural Services
It is certainly plenty of exciting times ahead with a number of events/sessions being planned. Whilst 2014 holds some extra significance as it is the 10th anniversary of Emerging Leaders Program, planning is underway to recognise this with a special event. Stay tuned the Leaders Connect eNewsletter for further details regarding upcoming events.
Lastly, if anyone has any questions regarding the Leaders Alumni Network or the programs please don’t hesitate to contact Taryn or Mandy who can pass on my details. I look forward to see many of you at our upcoming events.
Aim: The focus of the network is to maintain and improve the role of women employed in Local Government and identify and provide opportunities to network and /or gain development and training.
We have had a great year since launching the women’s network and we certainly wish to thank our members for supporting the programs that have been delivered over the last 12 months.___________________________________________________________________________________________
Earlier in September we were pleased to be able to provide a training and development program in Mannum to support our regional members. Michelle Holland and Leanne Hague provided everyone with not only excellent training in respect to whole brain thinking, but also special reasons to support those around us through organ donation. With nearly 30 participants, the day was a great success and the feedback has been extremely positive about getting out to country locations – a theme we will continue into the future.
On 8th November we have our annual conference, again to be held at the Wine Centre, Hackney. This is a great opportunity to hear from very successful women and the program has been developed having regard to your feedback from last year.
I am looking forward to presenting to you Khadija Gbla, 2011 Young South Australian of the Year and Young African Australia of the Year, Kym Williams, Managing Director of BRS, and Lois Whittal from the University of Adelaide along with many other successful women from local government and business providing panel discussion and master classes, and expect the day to again be a highlight in our development and training calendar.
I would love to see you there!
Chair, LGMA Women’s Network