In the lead-up to changes to the Local Government Act, SOLGM has developed a Well-being Indicator Framework.
Once again Local Government staff have raised the bar and put down a clear challenge to their Australian counterparts at the New Zealand leg of the Australasian Management Challenge. Fifteen teams from across New Zealand competed in the challenge held on 21 and 22 May at Silverstream Retreat in Upper Hutt.
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
This workshop is designed for councils and is based on years of experience of working with councils on real projects. It will also teach highly experienced Project Managers some simple, fast and effective tools and techniques that work.
‘The West Wing’ - SOLGM Offices, 85 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
The Climate Change and Local Government Forum is an exciting event featuring New Zealand experts. This event provides an opportunity to hear from people facing the same issues and challenges as you, and provides an excellent opportunity to network with others in the local government sector.
Christchurch City Council Central Library, (corner of Gloucester and Colombo Street) 60 Cathedral Square, 8011, 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.