Don't let these opportunities to advance your career slip away.

Closing February 7 (three working days from today) - McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards®

The Awards are for projects that demonstrate professional excellence and innovation in local government management. Enter to impact the local government sector and to gain recognition of your Council's work.

Closing February 9 - NZ-leg of the Australasian Management Challenge

Each year over 100 councils from Australia and New Zealand enter a team in the Australasian Management Challenge. New Zealand winners go on to compete against the “best of the best” in an international final for the coveted title of Australasian Management Challenge Winner.

Councils that participate in the Management Challenge give their staff the opportunity to build their skills, forge new relationships, network with their peers and create high-performing, cross-organisational teams.

The very relevant, real-world based Pre-Challenge task and Challenge-Day tasks will test your team, put them out of their comfort zone and will help them develop and grow.

If you need help in preparing your internal business case to enter a team, contact us for a handy sample business case on the Management Challenge.

There’s still time to enter this year’s Management Challenge – don’t wait until 2019, register your team now.

Closing February 14 (or as soon as all tickets are sold) - JLT Risk Management Forum

With the addition of an interactive session exploring innovative approaches to conducting risk workshops, the programme for the JLT Risk Management Forum is now complete. It's happening in Wellington from 15 - 16 February. Learn more and register here.

Closing February 16 - Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award, Overseas Manager Exchanges and Scholarships

We've got a sponsored trip to the ICMA Conference in Baltimore for an emerging leader aged 35 or under who is making an impact in their community. Nominate (or ask for an nomination) for the Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award.

Spend time at a local authority in the US, Canada, or Australia through Overseas Manager Exchanges sponsored by Civic Financial Services and JLT.

Receive a scholarship for the LDC's Leadership in Practice Programme, usually reserved for central government leaders. The ideal recipient will be a tier 3 or tier 4 manager able to represent the sector.

For CEs only, be sponsored by Skills to attend the peerless Mt Eliza Melbourne Business School's Leading for Strategic Success Programme.