Conference Program

Day 1 - Tuesday 23 February

3pm - 3.30pm




3.30pm - 4.15pm







4.15pm - 5pm















































































5pm

OFFICIAL EVENT OPENING AND WELCOME TO COUNTRY
Conference MC Simon McCluskey and Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Shaun Leane MP

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
BERNARD SALT AM
REBUILDING AUSTRALIA

The Australia we open-up after the coronavirus will be different.  Let’s make it better, more equitable, more aligned with business and the challenges of the 21st century.  Let’s plan to build an even better Australia!
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

NEW DEMOCRACY STREAM
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT REFORMS – A REFLECTION



PROUD WORKSHOP SPONSOR

This facilitated discussion will look closely at implementation of the Local Government Act 2020.  What issues have fallen out of the new Act’s implementation? What have been the political interface issues around the induction of new Councillors, code of conduct and conflict of interest?  This session provides a deeper dive into the processes for CEOs, Directors, Governance Managers and staff.

CONTRIBUTORS:
Stephen Cooper, Chief of Staff, Victorian Local Governance Association
Troy Edwards, Director, Policy and Advocacy, MAV
Representative from the LGPro Governance Special Interest Group


RE-IMAGINING WORKPLACES STREAM
THE FUTURE OF WORKPLACES – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

PROUD WORKSHOP SPONSOR

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous pressure on workplaces – with many staff having to work remotely, often at short notice, and other worksites heavily restricted due to COVID-safe measures.  As Victoria progresses through the crisis, we look to the future of workplace arrangements and consider the challenges we experienced, what lessons we learned, and what opportunities we can harness.  This workshop, facilitated by Georgie Chapman, Partner at HR Legal, will consider the challenges, legal risks and opportunities arising from the COVID crisis including flexible working arrangements, performance management and managing mental health.

PRESENTER:
Georgie Chapman, Partner, HR Legal


WITHOUT BORDERS - PEER OVER THE MUNICIPALITY FENCE - WHAT OTHER LGA’S ARE DOING AROUND THE GLOBE STREAM
KI TE KAHORE HE WHAKAKITENGA KA NGARO TE IWI - WITHOUT FORESIGHT OR VISION THE PEOPLE WILL BE LOST.
Local Government in New Zealand, as around the world, has been impacted by the pandemic and the time has never been riper for councils to maximise the well-being of their communities.  The sector has the opportunity to “reimagine the future” and make era-scale changes that will fundamentally change the way we organise ourselves, our communities and our societies. SOLGM’s Critical 21st Century Transitions have been identified as having a direct bearing on our communities’ well-being, both now and in the future. Join SOLGM and invited panellists from the sector, for a panel discussion to explore the significant and far-reaching changes that can be made to enable a better future for our communities.

PRESENTERS:

Karen Thomas, Chief Executive at Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa
Jo Miller, Chief Executive at Hutt City Council
Monique Davidson, Chief Executive at Central Hawke's Bay District Council
Steve Ruru, Chief Executive at Taranaki Regional Council


ILLUMINATING CAREER AND LEADERSHIP STREAM
AGILE LEADERSHIP… WHY IT IS A CRITICAL LEADERSHIP SKILL AND HOW TO DO IT?


PROUD WORKSHOP SPONSOR

This interactive session explores what agile leadership is and how to best execute the skill.  It is becoming an essential capability in the 21st century and the most competent leaders are developing the process as well as educating their teams in how to be adaptable and agile in an increasingly fast-paced world. You will leave with a clear understanding of the concept and some powerful skills to begin your practice.

FACILITATOR:
Richard Day, Life and Business Leadership Institute
WELCOME EVENT


              PROUD SPONSOR

Join us for our virtual welcome drinks, visit one of our virtual entertainment rooms and have the opportunity to meet and interact with other delegates.