Please note this event is now postponed. Please read the full update about SOLGM events.

Exploring current issues for senior leaders including how to influence and impact the sector.

  • 575.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 680.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

The Senior Leaders Masterclass runs concurrently with the Chief Executive Forum, with some shared sessions, and joint morning and afternoon tea to maximise networking at the senior level.

This event is a practical hands on professional development workshop designed for senior executives in the Local Government sector who aspire to either move into a more senior executive role or a Chief Executive Role. This also may be suitable for leaders or managers outside T2 and T3 in larger councils.

Attending the event will also give you the opportunity to help us celebrate and recognise the very best in local government management as this Forum is being run on the same day as The Marketplace and SOLGM's annual Gala Dinner.


8.30am Registrations

9.00am Mihi Whakatau & Welcome

9.15am PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Joint session with Chief Executives & Senior Leaders)

10.00am Fire & Emergency New Zealand (FENZ)
Rhys Jones – working together with Local Government (Joint session with Chief Executives & Senior Leaders)

10.15am Morning tea and networking

10.45am Developing KYND Communities
Dr Tom Mulholland & Janet Ellis, Southland District Council

12.00pm Lunch & The Marketplace

12.45pm Leadership Session
Dave Winsborough will lead an interactive session with senior leaders.

1.30pm Inovation & Entrepreneurship workshop - Preparing for leadership in the future world
Phil Sales will lead this practical workshop to introduce innovative and entrepreneurial thinking ideas for sector leaders. You will be encouraged to develop innovative thinking that will support the development of new solutions relating to income-generating strategies, and the delivery of better services for our communities.

3.15pm Afternoon tea & networking

3.30pm Making Well-being real - Leading Critical Transitions
Karen Thomas, Chief Executive, SOLGM & Stephen Town, Chief Executive, Auckland Council share their insights on developing community interconnectedness as councils and communities transition in the 21st century. (Joint session with Chief Executives & Senior Leaders)

4.15pm Keynote speaker - Stephen Town, Chief Executive, Auckland Council
Stephen Town shares his experience and reflections on his years as Chief Executive at Auckland Council (Joint session with Chief Executives & Senior Leaders)

5.00pm Close