Each year SOLGM runs the New Zealand leg of the Management Challenge, Australasia’s premier forum for current and emerging local government leaders. The Australasian Management Challenge is developed in Australia by LG Professionals Australia and delivered by SOLGM in New Zealand. It is sponsored by JLT. The winners of the New Zealand leg then go on to represent New Zealand at the Australasian Finals. There they compete against the winning teams from the seven Australian states. New Zealand teams have an exceptional record at the finals with three firsts during recent years.
The 2020 NZ Leg of the Australasian Management Challenge will take place in Wellington on 6 - 8 April 2020 - Challenge Day to be confirmed with each team. Registrations are now open.Read More
Fifteen councils took part in the 2019 Management Challenge. The winning team, Western Bay of Plenty Regional Council travelled to Darwin, Australia in July 2019 to compete in the finals.Read More
The Challenge is designed to enhance leadership and management skills of managers and staff in local government. This team-based learning and development programme which has been running for more than 20 years, is delivered in New Zealand and in Australia.Read More