Latest News

  • 2021 XLP nominations open

    The LGPro Executive Leadership Program (XLP) is designed exclusively to equip and support executives in Local Government, including Chief Executive Officers and Directors.

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  • I don't have that level of influence

    Join the Young Professionals event on Tuesday 27 October and you can find out that true influence has nothing to do with your age, how long you've been employed or your position title.

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  • 2020 Board Election Voting Open

    The 2020 LGPro Board Election voting will close on Wed 4 November 2020. Fellow, Professional and Young Professional financial members are eligible to vote. Meet the candidates.

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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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    Online workshops for 2020

    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 virtual workshop in 2020.

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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