Future Local Government

Future Local Government Workshops

LGPro’s Future Local Government series supports Councils and staff in meeting the challenges and opportunities their future presents. The sessions focus on the skills and knowledge/leadership competencies workforce leaders will need.

"Councils need to be accountable for the decisions they make on behalf of their community. This webinar was insightful and acknowledged that while local government can at times be a grey area, Councils can still choose to be consistent with what they do."

- Tracey, City of Whittlesea


Future Local Government - Providing support in a collaborative space – Workforce Planning and Gender Equality

In acknowledging that 79 councils across Victoria will be undertaking the requirements of the Local Government and Gender Equality Acts around Gender Equality and Workforce Planning and that all councils will have differing capabilities and be at different stages LGPRo aims to create a united effort; build a safe and collaborative space; encourage the sharing of resources, advice and experiences; reduce unnecessary duplication and ensure all councils have the opportunity to lead on gender equality and workforce planning and meet the obligations of the Act.

Workforce Planning:

People and Culture teams have a lot on their plates this year with the Gender Equity Act and the Workforce Planning requirements of the new LG Act needing to be completed before the end of this year.

LGPro has been preparing for this requirement for a number of years and has the Workforce Planning Handbook available (based on the Australian Standard) for all LGPro members to use to complete this requirement.  But it is still a complex process.

This seminar aims to walk you through some of the things you will need to complete, giving you practical examples of how to achieve this goal.  It also aims to introduce participants to other councils at the same stage of development as yourselves to ensure we don’t all ‘reinvent the wheel’!  For a practical session on ‘how to do workforce planning’ to meet the requirements of the new LG Act don’t miss the opportunity to meet with one of the leading experts in the field as well as you peers.

Metro Melbourne Councils: 9th June, 10am - 12pm
Rural/Regional Councils: 11th June, 10am – 12pm

Facilitated by Pauline Bennett, ex LG HR Manager and strategic HR consultant
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauline-bennett-gaicd-cahri-3b03179/

Cost per session (incl gst):
LGPro Individual Members: $55
Non-Members: $120

Register now – limited places available.

Gender Equality:

The Victorian Gender Equality Act provides the foundations and opportunity to drive sustainable organisational gender equality change. You can tick and flick or you can start laying the foundations for change now.

Let’s reduce duplication and work together to explore, discuss and share the soft skill techniques, tips and tricks that can deliver hard equality outcomes for your organisation, communities and the LG sector. This is not a ‘what is the Gender Equality Act?’ session but an opportunity to explore next steps for councils.

Rural/Regional Councils: 15th June, 10am – 12.00pm
Metro Melbourne Councils: 15th June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Facilitated by Kerry Wilson, Gender Equality specialist
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-wilson-19a30030/

Cost per session (incl gst):
LGPro Individual Members: $55
Non-Members: $120

Register now – limited places available.

Future thinking Workshops from 2020...

In interactive online Workshops, expert sector and industry presenters delved into topics such as:

Deliberative Engagement

Public Transparency

Future Workforce

Breaking Down the Walls in Local Government

Cultural Change: Creating Clarity & Consistency

New Local Government Planning & Reporting Framework

Effectively Engaging External Stakeholders

A Principles-based Act: Exploring what this means for your Council

View our 
Expert Insights video series to learn more:



Let us know what topics you would like to explore in the 2021 series by emailing us at [email protected].

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Cancellation Policy: LGPro is a member, not for profit association and all money generated is used to develop quality professional development activities and services. Our events and programs are budgeted on a minimum number of attendees so providing us with sufficient notice regarding non-attendance is imperative to the success of all our events. Where a substitute delegate cannot be appointed, the following will apply for any cancellations:

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6 days prior the workshop: no refund available, however substitute participants are welcome.
A substitute delegate is encouraged to attend in place of a cancellation.

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* Transfers to the next available program intake are subject to any applicable fee increases.

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