The SOLGM Overseas Exchange Manager 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 Exchange Manager 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 and Civic Financial Services.
Exchanges will be awarded to the following countries at the 2020 Gala Dinner:
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 in Christchurch on the 9th and 10th of September 2020.
Overseas Manager Exchange recipients are announced at our annual Gala Dinner and The Marketplace.
Applications are now open for 2020/21 exchanges, find out more about applying here.
For more information on the Overseas Manager Exchanges, please contact Eilidh Siller, firstname.lastname@example.org