We interviewed 2019 Overseas Manager Exchange recipient Emma Davis who travelled to the USA
We interviewed Paki Maaka, Urban Design Manager at Hutt City Council and Martin White, RiverLink Project Director who are working on a very exciting partnership project which will turn the Lower Hutt CBD into a river-facing city, which will connect cycleways and walkways.
This workshop is designed specifically for councils and is based on years of experience of working with councils on real projects.
‘The West Wing’ - SOLGM Offices, 85 The Terrace, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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, Wellington City, New Zealand
The 2020 Civic Financial Services Strategic Finance Forum contains a range of topics intended to focus on the finance function as a trusted advisor as opposed to a scorekeeper. There’s something for all of the finance team, whether your interests are in the production of the financial statements, funding policy, or utilising financial information and processes as a tool for business improvement.
Waipuna Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
“Being a member of SOLGM has been a great opportunity for me and has allowed me to get involved in a wide range of activities outside of my day job. SOLGM has helped my personal development and that of my team as well as opening the door to opportunities that I wouldn’t normally have had such as the Management Exchange to the United States which has been a real career highlight to date”
-Hamish Waugh, General Manager - Infrastructure, Manawatu District Council
"I have a long connection with SOLGM and I am always impressed with the range of offerings that is available to its members. SOLGM offers a variety of ways to learn and gain knowledge in the Local Government sector and the opportunities it provides to network and advance collegiality are also very valuable. Personally, I am a better Local Government Manager from the development opportunities I have taken up through my membership of SOLGM"
- Jason Marris, General Manager of Strategy, Democracy and Governance, Kaipara District Council and SOLGM Executive Member
“SOLGM provides extensive opportunities for networking, sharing and learning. The support you receive as a SOLGM member ensures that, at the touch of your fingertips, you have access to advice that ensures you and your organisation positively impact on the communities you serve. I value my SOLGM membership and am proud to be part of the local government family making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders”
-Monique Davidson, Chief Executive, Central Hawkes Bay District Council
These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country
Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.
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.