Covid-19 has given us an opportunity - an obligation - to transform our future. The 2020 Climate Change + Business Conference will explore the extent to which we have seized that opportunity. Will we act with the level of ambition and hope that the climate crisis requires of us?
Using volunteers to action climate change initiatives and influence community behavioural change is a proposal put forward by one of this year’s Management Challenge teams – the ‘Taiao Angels’ of Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The proposal is an excellent example of engaging with local community for a common cause – in this case improving the environment by reducing emissions.
(run in four online sessions over 27-30 October)
The Funding and Rating Forum is an event delivered in four online modules designed to build knowledge and awareness of funding and rating policy issues and practice challenges across the sector.
SOLGM's Chief Executive, Karen Thomas will be joined by Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management, Sarah Stuart-Black for a conversation about lessons learned from leading through a pandemic. Please note that this webinar is for SOLGM members ONLY and will be free of charge. You can find out about SOLGM membership here.
This session will map out some ‘big picture’ current and future assumption about waste as well as draw on some practical New Zealand projects and cases that are innovating new ways of making these critical transitions.
“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.