About Overseas Manager Exchanges

The SOLGM Overseas Manager Exchange Programme is designed to provide local government managers with an opportunity to focus on their management development and career in local government through a short exchange with a partner manager in another country.

The Overseas Manager Exchange Programme is one of a range of SOLGM initiatives that provide leadership and development opportunities specifically tailored to the local government environment.

Many SOLGM members have benefited from the programme and through this professional, personal and cultural experience, most have gone back to their local authorities inspired and armed with a better perspective and increased knowledge of local government. Exchange recipients are surprised how similar the challenges faced by their overseas colleagues are to their own.

These Exchanges are offered with the support of our sponsors Marsh, Civic Financial Services and AskYourTeam.

Winners of the 2020/21 Exchanges are:

Each exchange involves a hosted visit to the destination country and the hosting of a reciprocal visitor from that country during the time period of the SOLGM Annual Summit.

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Keep an eye on the SOLGM website for information on future Overseas Manager Exchanges.

Contact

For more information on the Overseas Manager Exchanges, please contact Eilidh Siller, eilidh.siller@solgm.org.nz

2019 exchanges tell their stories

Alan Adcock - Australia

Alan Adcock of Whangarei District Council reports on his Overseas Manager Exchange to Queensland, Australia

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Glenn Young - Canada

Glenn Young of Manawatu District Council reports on his Overseas Manager Exchange to Vancouver, Canada

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Emma Davis

Emma Davis of Christchurch City Council reports on her Overseas Manager Exchange to USA

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2018 exchanges tell their stories

Sheryl Bryant - United States

Sheryl Bryant of Palmerston North City Council reports from her Overseas Manager Exchange to the United States, sponsored by Civic Financial Services

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Barbara Whitton - Australia

Barbara Whitton of Western Bay of Plenty District Council reports from her Overseas Manager Exchange in Mount Gambier, South Australia - sponsored by JLT

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Marianne Cavanagh - Australia

Marianne Cavanagh of Whanganui District Council reports from her Overseas Manager Exchange in Queensland, Australia - sponsored by JLT

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Glenn Young - Canada

Glenn Young of Manawatu District Council reports from his Overseas Manager Exchange to Canada, sponsored by JLT

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