Ignite for Outdoor Workers

About the program 

This program is tailored  to outdoor workers who are new or with limited experience in a supervisory role, have no previous formal leadership training and want to extend and update their leadership skills or are interested in moving into a supervisory role in the future.

This program is a leadership learning pathway for Supervisors, Team Leaders and Coordinators working in outdoor workers roles in Local Government.

The program content and case studies have been adapted so they are relevant to the duties outdoor workers perform. 

The sessions include examples that participants can take back and use in their workplace setting.


Lead Facilitators

Dr. Lindy Amos

Dr Lindy Amos is an inspiring and soughafter 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.

Course Dates

Series 2

Series 3
In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands

What type of Leader are You?
Styles, Values and Workplace Culture

10 August
8.30am - 3.30pm
28 September
8.30am - 3.30pm
In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands

Understanding the Local Government Context and Your Role as a Leader.
Ethical Decisions and Leadership
7 September
8.30am-  3.30pm

19 October
8.30am-  3.30pm
In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands
Performance Based Conversation Skills Leadership Conversations; Contemporary Issues & Case Studies 11 October
8.30am - 3.30pm
16 November
8.30am - 3.30pm
In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands
The Way Forward:
Accountable Leadership 
9 November
8.30am - 1.30pm
7 December
8.30am - 1.30pm
 Online Seminar  Project presentations and leadership learnings with supervisors TBC TBC

*dependent on State Government restrictions

Participant testimonial


Vanessa King
Parks Supervisor
Monash City Council

"Even though I have been a supervisor for over 3 years, I am always looking of ways to improve and learn how to be a better leader. When I heard there was program designed especially for Outdoor works I was interested to see what areas I could improve upon."
"It’s been good meeting people from other councils and seeing that they are dealing with similar experiences and learning from each other."


Small Council

  • Non-Member: $3,162 incl. GST
  • Member: $2,754 incl. GST
Medium Council
  • Non-Member: $3,417 incl. GST
  • Member: $3,009 incl. GST
Large Council
  • Non-Member: $3,672 incl. GST
  • Member: $3,264 incl. GST

Pricing is valid for series 2 intake from July 1, 2022

We value and celebrate diversity in the Ignite for Outdoor Workers 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

More Information:


  Victorian Council Classifications

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

Series 2 will commence 10th August


Register below:

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