We're pleased to provide the June 2016 issue of our twice-yearly magazine, Pulse. You can download it from our website here.

In this issue we have:

> three of the stories behind some of the awards we announced at our Gala Dinner in April - the creation of Hamilton Gardens (the Supreme Award winner), Nicola Chrisp's career journey (our Emerging Leader of the Year) and Dunedin City Council's winning team from the New Zealand leg of the Australasian Management Challenge.

> a reminder that our membership rules have changed, effective 1 July - find out how that could benefit you.

> an article on the wonderful 45 South Branch's Wanaka Retreat last January and a promotion for the Top of the South's Marlborough Colloquium next January.

> a story about Westland District Council's Chief Executive, Tanya Winter's experiences at the Mt Eliza Melbourne Business School - Tanya was the recipient of one of our 2015 Leadership Scholarships.

> an article on SOLGM's initiatives around future leadership - timely given our Annual Summit's theme this year - "Inspiring Leadership".

As well there's some valuable information in articles provided by our partner organisations and full list of our events and activities right through to June 2017 - we've got a busy year planned.

Upcoming Events

Future Workforce Forum

20 & 21 June in Wellington

Time is running out to register for this two day forum designed for those involved in shaping the future of the local government workforce. With plenty of interactive sessions and expert speakers this is not to be missed. Find out more and register here.

Governance Professionals and Committee Advisors Forum

25 & 26 July in Wellington

The one constant in local government is change, be it legislative change, developments in good practice, or change in who sits around the council table. This Forum focuses on change and how it impacts governance professionals and you can register for this popular Forum here.

SOLGM Annual Summit

21 -23 September in Auckland

The SOLGM Annual Summit is the annual ‘must attend’ event for local government professionals and provides delegates with the opportunity to explore emerging trends and discuss with their peers issues of significance to the sector. Broadcaster Kim Hill returns as MC. You can find more information and register here. The Early Bird rate is available through to 19 August.

All our other upcoming events that are open for registration can be found in our Event Calendar here.