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  • Breaking Down the Walls in LG

    Check out our very own Giulia Portelli's conversation with Colin Pidd ahead of his FLG workshop next Thursday 24 September. Colin will explore the idea of authentic relationships being at the core of breaking down silos.

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  • 2021 ELP nominations open 17 September

    Our Emerging Leaders Program provides a unique year of leadership focused experiences and activities designed to develop and inspire emerging leaders in Local Government.

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  • Future workforce

    The next Future Local Government workshop will support your planning for the future of your workforce

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Professional Development

Providing you a broad range of programs to help you in your work and to progress your Local Government career.

Progress your career with LGPro

  • ELP has encouraged me to be more open to career opportunities that I may not have considered previously. A lot of what I’ve gained is around self-reflection and self-confidence, I’m more willing to try new things and step out of my comfort zone thanks to this program. - Charmaine Calis, Governance & Risk Coordinator, Mildura Rural City Council
  • The XLP was an outstanding experience in every way. The calibre of speakers, the curriculum itself, the facilitation and organisation, debates and networking, the mentoring, it was all absolutely first class. - Dan Hogan, Director, Advocacy Partnerships & Community, Brimbank Council

Upcoming Events




    Core Financial Skills

    This workshop is designed to support people working in Local Government who are new, or who have been recently appointed to a role with budget responsibilities.

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    Virtual workshop in August

    Designed for people who are new to Local Government or those who want to improve their knowledge of Council governance, our Induction to Local Government workshop will be delivered as an interactive online workshop in July.

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    Writing for Influence

    There is a clear link between the planning that goes into a Council report and the ease of implementation of the resulting Council resolution. This online workshop provides the skills necessary to create effective reports.

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We are committed to ensuring that our members are supported by sector specific professional development to help them in their work and to progress their career, to providing opportunities to share best practice and develop strong network, and that member interests are represented by a credible and independent voice.

LGPro opens doors

  • I liked the idea of being part of a Local Government focused body. Already I've attended fantastic professional development and met wonderful people, all of which have assisted my development. - Chris Leivers, Director City Works and Assets, Yarra City Council
  • If all Local Government professionals are improving their skills and knowledge, then ultimately the community benefits. - Siobhan Sullivan, Business Improvement Project Manager, Wyndham City Council