Interview with SOLGM Life Member Malcolm Douglass

We interviewed SOLGM Life Member, Malcolm Douglass, who had a very long and successful career in local government. Malcolm’s 60 year career focussed on long-term planning.

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Guide for central and local government engagement

In August 2018, a working group of representatives from central and local government was established to co-produce guidance on how central government can engage effectively with local government.

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SOLGM has developed a Well-being Indicator Framework

In the lead-up to changes to the Local Government Act, SOLGM has developed a Well-being Indicator Framework.

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Upcoming Events

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29 Jul 19-30 Jul 19

Infocouncil - LG Hub Governance Professionals & Committee Advisors Forum

This year’s Forum focuses on assisting newly elected members with the decision-making process post-elections, including what Governance Professionals can do to support a new CEO, inductions, and how to support a new Mayor/Chair. With a host of workshop options to choose from, you can tailor your Forum to suit your needs and interests.

Sudima Hotel, Christchurch Airport , New Zealand

12 Aug 19-13 Aug 19

Community Plan Forum

For those involved in the direction setting, community planning and engagement processes of the LTPs.

Sudima Hotel, Christchurch Airport , New Zealand

03 Sep 19

Persuasive Adviser Training for Senior Leaders - Places are limited to 18

The Persuasive Adviser programme tackles the challenge internal advisers have with cutting through with their advice. It will give you all you need to make the difference you know you can make, to get invited to provide your advice 5 or 10 times more than you are now, so you can create the change that is needed.

‘The West Wing’ - SOLGM Offices, 85 The Terrace, 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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