Dr Ganesh Nana appointed as the next Chair of the Productivity Commission

We are delighted to hear that long-time SOLGM supporter, and BERL Research Director, Dr Ganesh Nana has been appointed to be the next Chair of the Productivity Commission from February 2021.

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Briefing to the Incoming Minister

In November, we provided a Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Managing for Community Well-being, followed by Tuning up the Engine, an outline potential changes to local government law.

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Overseas Manager Exchanges – an opportunity to experience local government on a global level

Have you ever wondered how the role of a local government manager differs in Canada, the United States, or Australia? Applications for our 2021 Overseas Manager Exchanges are now open.

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Upcoming Events

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20 Jan 21

Webinar: How to Win an Excellence Award 2021

This webinar is designed to give SOLGM Excellence Award and Emerging Leader of the Year Award entrants some important pointers on what judges are looking for in an excellent entry.

02 Mar 21

LG Accelerated Leadership Programme - Wellington Region

This five-month programme is developed in association with the Capability Group for local government professionals and delivered by facilitators with exceptional knowledge and understanding of the sector.

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

18 Mar 21 - 19 Mar 21

Civic Financial Services Strategic Finance Forum

The 2021 Civic Financial Services Strategic Finance Forum contains a range of topics intended to strengthen the capacity of local authority finance professionals in their roles both as a ‘trusted advisor’ and as the financial scorekeeper.

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Member Benefits

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These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country

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Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.

Through our sponsor Skills, we are able to provide outstanding leadership development opportunities to our Members. Entries usually open in October each year and the recipients are announced at our annual Gala Dinner in April

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Members of SOLGM's five Working Parties have the opportunity to influence and support sector activities of national importance as well as contribute to our key work programmes. Members participating in our Working Parties gain a wealth of knowledge and insight in respect to issues that are critical to local government professionals while also enhancing their leadership skills and career opportunities.

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