Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award Nominations
The SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards® have been running for over 25 years. Traditionally they recognise local government projects that have demonstrated excellence and innovation.
This year, SOLGM has introduced an award that recognises that excellent projects need excellent and innovative leaders. The Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award is looking for nominations from people aged 35 and under with a proven track record of designing or delivering programmes, projects, processes or practices that demonstrate innovative and successful approaches with an identifiable community impact. You can find more on the criteria in the Nomination Form available as a PDF here.
McGredy Winder sponsors our Supreme Award
We are also very pleased to announce that McGredy Winder is once again Supreme Award Sponsor of our Excellence Awards, known this year as the 2016 McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards®.
Also joining law firm Brookfields (Emerging Leader Award) and McGredy Winder as sponsors of the 2016 Awards is the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA) who are sponsoring the LGFA Transforming Service Delivery Category Award. The other four award categories are Innovation in Organisation and People Development, Innovation in Council-Community Relations, Collaborative Government Action and Innovation in Policy and Regulatory Development. You can find more information and the category Entry Form here.
Save the dates for SOLGM's 2016 Events
We have settled on the dates and locations for all our 2016 Leading Practice Forums and major events, listed below. We will be adding these to our Event Calendar when they open for registrations. We're expecting to have all our Forums through to at least the end of June in our Event Calendar by the end of January:
Risk Management Forum - 23 and 24 February, Wellington
Strategic Finance Forum - 7 and 8 March, Wellington
NZ leg of Australasian Management Challenge - mid-March (information on actual dates and team registration, which is already open, is available here)
CE Forum/ Masterclass - 14 and 15 April, Wellington (this fits in with our Gala Dinner)
EA/PA Forum - 12 and 13 May, Wellington
Managing CCOs and Alternatives Training - 30 and 31 May, Wellington
Future Workforce Forum - 20 and 21 June, Wellington
Governance Professionals and Committee Advisors Forum - July, Wellington (final dates in July to be confirmed)
Community Plan Forum - 15 and 16 August, Auckland
Communications and Engagement Forum - 1 and 2 September, Wellington
Annual Summit 'Inspiring Leadership' - 21 to 23 September in Auckland (more information is in the 2016 Summit website)
Funding and Rating Forum - October, Wellington (final dates in October be confirmed)
‘Road to 2018’ LTP Seminars - five dates (to be confirmed) in November at various locations around New Zealand
2016 Elections Debrief - December, Wellington (final dates in December to be confirmed)
Register for these SOLGM Events now
Already open for registration in our Event Calendar are:
Health and Safety Training Roadshow
This Health and Safety Training roadshow, presented in partnership by SOLGM and LGNZ in conjunction with Simpson Grierson is designed to provide a forum to discuss key issues facing councils regarding the new Health and Safety at Work Act, coming into force on 4 April next year, through facilitated workshops and presentations by experts in the field. Participants will have the opportunity to share best practice and learn from each other. The one day Training is suitable for Elected Members, Chief Executives, Human Resource Managers and any manager whose operational responsibilities cover activities that could pose risks to the general public. Locations and dates are below - more information on the Training roadshow programme and presenters is available by clicking on the links:
Christchurch: 9 February 2016
Auckland: 16 February 2016
Palmerston North: 17 February 2016
Dunedin: 1 March 2016
Register here for this two day training on 4 and 5 February in Wellington
f you have any responsibility for recruitment and aren't familiar with LGJobs, it's the only local government specific jobs board in New Zealand. It's particularly valuable for jobs that are very specific to the sector but also reaches the right audience for a whole range of jobs. You can find out more in the LGJobs website or email me for more information.
December issue of Pulse magazine
The next issue of our Pulse e-magazine is due out over the coming week. It'll provide extensive coverage of our recent Summit so contain plenty of valuable insight, particularly from our keynote speakers' presentations. Our member-only quarterly briefing is due out next week as well.
The DeLorean at our Annual Summit
Did you have your photo taken in the DeLorean at our Summit? If you did please contact me as we've had the official mounted photos delivered to our office and there are some where we can't match a name to the photo.