WELCOME AND MINDFULNESS
Welcome by MC Simon McCuskey an mindfulness to kick off your day.
INNOVATION IN UK LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT
Novel approaches and fresh initiatives too often get packaged by Councils (and their management) as innovation, long before they get properly embedded and prove their worth. The UK innovation between 2010-19 was fuelled by austerity and the necessity to do things differently at lower cost. In the COVID-19 dominated world Councils have had to innovate by combining environmental and public health disciplines - and by focusing on helping communities cope with chronic insecurity rather than simply being better, quicker and cheaper at service delivery.
NEW DEMOCRACY STREAM
HOW DOES LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVELOP LONG TERM PLANS FOR OUR COMMUNITY THAT IS NOT DICTATED BY THE CURRENT PANDEMIC?
PROUD WORKSHOP SPONSOR
The current focus on future strategic planning is enshrined in the provisions of the Local Government Act 2020. All of these plans will require and be strengthened and supported by deliberative community engagement. So the sector has new engagement requirements; and new requirements to engage - that are long term in their focus!
With their long-term planning with regards to another sector, CT Management developed a “business as usual” approach then adjusted the short term for the impact of COVID19. They made collaborative assumptions around the impacts of COVID19 particularly in regard to the demand for services and indexation levels . Expenditure and income impacts were also incorporated into the scenario. By doing this they were able to compare the impact of COVID19 on the short and long term and substantiate that it affected the financial sustainability of this sector.
CT Management believe other factors apart from COVID19 are likely to have a greater impact as the sector moves into the future. Join this interactive session to hear and learn from others in deciphering these future challenges!
Michael Courtney, CT Management
RE-IMAGINING WORKPLACES STREAM
LGPRO ADVOCATES FOR GENDER EQUITY LAUNCH
The Advocates for Gender Equity in Local Government initiative support male and female executives as key leaders across the sector to take the personal action needed to progress gender equality, who wish to do more than bare-minimum, compliant action and are who are prepared to take personal responsibility for driving systemic change. It complements the operational processes required to be implemented under the new Gender Equality Act but keeps the focus on individual leadership, rather than the organisation. Join consultant Ruth McGowan as we launch the toolkit and provide some insights into this initiative.
Presenter: Ruth McGowan, consultant
WITHOUT BORDERS - PEER OVER THE MUNICIPALITY FENCE - WHAT OTHER LGA’S ARE DOING AROUND THE GLOBE STREAM
THE EVOLUTION OF CITY SPORTS, TOURISM AND RECREATION EVENTS AND INITIATIVES
It is estimated that the hospitality/tourism industry will suffer the most as a result of COVID-19, and yet there are ways to position a community and prepare for a recovery for the key industries that may have suffered the most: sports, tourism and recreation.
The City of Surprise is located in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is the second-fastest expanding municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and, between 1990 and 2000, was the sixth-fastest expanding place among all cities and towns in Arizona.
• Jeanine Jerkovic, Economic Development Director, City of Surprise
• Kendra Pettis, Director of Sports and Tourism, City of Surprise
• Joe Bertoletti, Assistant Director of Sports and Tourism, City of Surprise
ILLUMINATING CAREER AND LEADERSHIP STREAM
HOW THE PURPOSEFUL USE OF STORIES IS A POWERFUL TOOL TO HELP LEADERS INFLUENCE, ENGAGE AND INSPIRE
PROUD WORKSHOP SPONSOR
Are your engagement scores lagging with communication coming up as an area of concern? Do your leaders seem to waffle and have trouble getting their message to stick?
Are there stories floating around your business that harm what you are trying to do but seem impossible to shift? Do your people wonder why a particular decision has been made and then seem reluctant to get on board?
Mark Schenk, Managing Director, Anecdote
HOW TELEMATICS IS DRIVING IMPACT FOR VICTORIAN COUNCILS
Presenter: Lou Boyle - National Manager, Local Government
Since the onset of COVID-19 early last year, businesses across all sectors are looking at how they can boost productivity across their fleets with less staff and resources. To balance rising demand with financial stability, councils throughout Australia have turned to telematics to drive operational efficiency and streamline processes, while also ensuring every worker stays safe and meets OH&S and other regulatory obligations.
At Teletrac Navman, we supply services to more than 115 councils. We work with local governments of varying sizes, from some of the largest such as Brisbane and the Gold Coast, to some of the smallest “road-building” councils. Telematics is helping all of these councils to achieve economic sustainability, while also uncovering some unexpected benefits, such as aiding in environmental sustainability, a common goal for many local governments.
Teletrac Navman’s National Manager for Local Government, Lou Boyle, is here to discuss how councils big and small are using telematics to streamline processes, improve their financial position, combat climate change, create new skills, and enhance the safety of all staff.
PROFESSOR SOHAIL INAYATULLAH
FUTURES IN UNCERTAIN TIME
Sohail will explore the strategies organisations and institutions are engaged in to survive and create novel pathways forward. His presentation will draw oncase studies from around the world - including the governments of New Zealand and Egypt, Edmund Rice Education Australia, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, INTERPOL and Powerlink Queensland.
VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE CONVERSATIONS
LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK?
Are you one of those folks hoping 2021 will be a return to normal, a rewind to BAU, a replay of life be before COVID? Or do you want to take the challenges and lessons of 2020 to rethink, reimagine and maybe even reinvent what you do... and why?
Minds at Work invite you to indulge in a little 2020 Hindsight; to consider what a Global Pandemic has done to age-old assumptions about life and work and explore the possibilities of happier, smarter and more meaningful approaches to both.
Let’s take our fingers off the pause button for a moment and see what happens when we hit fast forward.
Jason Clarke and Lisa Smith – Minds at Work
COMEDIAN AND MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
PRESENTATION OF THE 2021 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE