About the program 

Ignite is a leadership program for supervisors, team leaders and coordinators in Local Government. The program will prompt learners to think beyond the immediate priorities and to explore long-term solutions to challenges and issues in the context of their workplace.

The focus of the program is to enable those who have limited experience in managing and leading people to develop the competencies required to be successful in their role.

Learning Objectives

Learners will develop their leadership and influence to enhance their effectiveness. They will investigate a range of concepts through discussion and debate with a diverse range of presenters including sector and non-sector leaders – to both challenge and inspire the learners thinking and approach. The focus will be on the following areas:

  • Leading and Supervising in Local Government 
  • Manage Risks Associated with Complexity and Ambiguity 
  • Lead and Develop High Performing Teams  

2024 Course Dates

Series 1, 2 & 3 for year 2024

 FORMAT  TOPIC  Series 2
Series 3
Residential Forum:
Series 2: Flowerdale Estate
Series 3: 
Panorama Retreat & Resort
 Me and my environment - Leading and Supervising in local Government
30 & 31 May
Day 1 10am - 5pm
Day 2 9am - 3:30pm
1 & 2 Aug
Day 1 10am - 5pm
Day 2 9am - 3:30pm
 In-person Training
LGPro Docklands
 Coaching and your teams 25 June
9:00am - 4:30pm
 5 Sep
9:00am - 4:30pm
 Online Seminar    15 July
1:30pm -
 16 Sep
1:30pm -
In-person Training
LGPro Docklands
 Coaching and your teams (cont'd)  16 Jul
9:00am - 4:30pm
 9 Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
 Online Seminar    12 Aug
 28 Oct
 In-person Training
LGPro Docklands
 The way forward  22 Aug
9:00am - 3:30pm
 19 Nov
9:00am - 3:30pm


Lead Facilitators

Dr. Lindy Amos

Dr Lindy Amos is an inspiring and sought after facilitator, consultant and coach.

Having been at the forefront of her field since 2005, her company, Collective Possibilities works with individuals and teams to catalyze change, engage hearts and minds and strengthen strategic capability.
An accredited IAP2 facilitator, Lindy has faciliated organisational strategy, community development and social planning and policy workshops and solutions to leaders, teams and communities across Australia.

Specializing in local government and public sector leadership development and team coaching, Lindy has worked with CEO's, Councillors, Department Secretaries, Executive Directors, Managers and Staff delivering 1000's of workshops in Australia and internationally, and over 1700 hours of individual coaching. Lindy's innovative research focuses on busting myths about leadership and explores vulnerability as an effective systemic motivator of courage and compassion in organisations.

Prior to establishing Collective Possibilities, Lindy held management and consulting roles in local government with a people, change and strategic planning focus.

Peter Canny

Peter Canny is a Facilitator, Trainer & Coach with particular expertise in the area of leadership & team development. Peter is dedicated to developing holistic leaders who are equipped to handle the complexity of their role and are mindful of the impact of their own state of mind and behaviours.

Critically aware that knowledge is significant capital to organisations today, Peter works with a focus on developing, sharing and eliciting knowledge in a way that builds personal and organisational effectiveness. He uses an integrated approach to adult learning which ensures the values and outcomes for all stakeholders are aligned and embedded in programs that are contextualised, relevant and stimulating.

His formal qualifications include Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash University); Diploma in Workplace Training and Assessment Systems; Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training; Certificate IV Transport & Distribution (warehousing); and Six Hats Thinking Method from the Edward De Bono Institute.  Peter has trained in performance and transpersonal coaching with Sir John Whitmore, is accredited in Spiral Dynamics integral® (SDi®) Level 2 and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Steps I & II. He has trained in elite facilitation under Dr Stephanie Burns and Theory U with Otto Scharmer; as well as completing Search Inside Yourself, Google’s in-house Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence program. Peter completed the Society for Organization Learning, Foundations for Leadership program with Peter Senge in 2017. In 2019 he participated in Ontological Coaching training with Alan Seiler.
Peter is an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Participant Testimonial

Julie Croll
Senior Team Leader Administration Support
Bayside City Council
Ignite graduate 2020

"LGPro Ignite in my opinion should be a must for all new Team Leaders or Coordinators within Local Councils.  I knew going into the program that it would assist me to develop further on the skills I already had as a Leader, but I can say I feel that not only has it assisted me, it has gone beyond my expectations of the course.  It has made me make regular self-assessments which have assisted, something I have never done or never made the time for previously.

Given the current climate with COVID-19 this has been a fantastic time to be able to come together as a class and have support and coaching sessions to assist us with being the best we can be for our Teams at the moment.  It has meant that we have had to have the course delivered online which has gone smoothly and handled very well and the presenters have been brilliant.  The course offers Guest Speakers who truly are inspiration yet very relatable and down to earth".

2024 programs are currently fully booked.
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Small Council

  • Non-Member: $4,444 incl. GST
  • Member: $3,943 incl. GST
Medium Council
  • Non-Member: $5,179 incl. GST
  • Member: $4,678 incl. GST
Large Council
  • Non-Member: $5,402 incl. GST
  • Member: $4,901 incl. GST

Pricing is valid for programs commencing from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

We value and celebrate diversity in the Ignite Program and recognise that some people face greater barriers to leadership opportunities than others. For this reason, we strongly encourage applicants who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ* (especially transgender, intersex and gender diverse people), people with disabilities, women, and people from CALD backgrounds to register. If you are a member of one of these communities and require additional information and/or assistance, please reach out to the LGPro team.

Member prices are valid for the following individual LGPro Memberships:  LGPro Fellow, Professional & Young Professional Members
Find out more: Become a member OR Create new LGPro Account

More Information:


  Victorian Council Classifications

For further information contact [email protected] or phone (03) 9268 6400.

Please note your council must be a financial council subscriber to have access to this LGPro program. See Council Subscriber benefits


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A leadership learning path for new supervisors, team leaders & coordinators in Local Government.

When: March 14 – June 18, 2024
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A leadership learning path for new supervisors, team leaders & coordinators in Local Government.

When: August 1 – November 19, 2024

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:

  • 21 business days or more prior to commencement of program: Full refund or transfer to the next available program intake*
  • 7-20 business days prior: 50% refund or transfer to the next available program intake*
  • 1-6 business days prior: No refund or transfer available

A substitute delegate is encouraged to attend in place of a cancellation.
All cancellations and substitutes must be received in writing by LGPro.
* Transfers to the next available program intake are subject to any applicable fee increases.

LGPro's full Cancellation Policy.