Interview with Harry Wilson

We interviewed Harry Wilson, recently appointed Chief Executive at South Wairarapa District Council.

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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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Upcoming Events

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29 Aug 19-12 Dec 19

LG Accelerated Leadership Programme - Bay of Plenty Region

This five month programme, developed in association with the Capability Group, is for those in a people leadership role in local government including those leading project teams.

5 different locations, New Zealand

03 Sep 19

Persuasive Adviser Training for Senior Leaders - SOLD OUT!

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

21 Oct 19-22 Oct 19

Funding and Rating Forum 2019

The stars are beginning to align once more for the integrated strategic plan. The assignment of the transport, housing and urban development portfolios to the same Minister, combined with the “return” of statutory recognition to the four wellbeings suggests that integrated thinking is something to be prized and encouraged, regardless of your local authority’s size, settlement pattern or population change.

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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