About the 2020 Management Challenge
The 2020 NZ Leg of the Australasian Management Challenge will take place in Wellington on 6 - 9 April 2020 - Challenge Day to be confirmed with each team. Registrations are now open - early bird pricing available until 29 November so round your team up now!
Key dates for the 2020 Management Challenge are:
• Early bird registrations close on the 29 November 2019
• Registrations close 14 February 2020
• Pre Challenge Task released 17th February 2020
• Pre Challenge Task due 30th March 2020
The Australasian final will be held at the LG Professionals National Congress in August 2020.
Register for the 2020 Management Challenge
You can find out more about Management Challenge on the Australasian Management Challenge website.
To register please complete the online registration form.
Picking a Challenge Team
Teams have six members and a mentor. Councils that have taken part in the Challenge for many years will usually have a strategy for selecting their team members. For councils new to the Challenge the team members typically come from a variety of departments across the council. This means the team can not only draw on a range of skills and knowledge, it importantly adds to the collaborative experience - some past participants have said they've learned more about their wider council at a Challenge than while at work! We recommend that the team include someone who has communications experience as the day's tasks usually include at least one where reporting or external communications is a very useful skill.
Team members are usually, though not exclusively, in mid-tier roles. The final selection of team members will depend on each council's objectives for the Challenge so it's perfectly legitimate to select someone with leadership potential but who is still at the start of their local government career. Conversely very senior managers have taken part and found it a valuable experience.