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 facilitator:  Ingrid Bishop


With over 20 years in general management and senior management positions in large multi-national companies, local government and state government, Ingrid specialises in strategy, business transformation and performance across diverse industries and sectors at both a strategic and operational level.  Utilising leadership principles and business fundamentals, Ingrid’s focus is to maximise efficiencies, growth and productivity, and improve the customer experience.

With a ‘coal face’ understanding of operations, workforce planning, diversification and service provision, complemented by a deep understanding of workplace culture and organisational behaviour, Ingrid can mobilise teams and effect change quickly in response to business goals and demands.  
Ingrid owns and operates two businesses - Alchemy Corporate Consulting, working closely with the local government sector; and the other is electrical contracting. 


Course Dates

In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands

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

16 March
8.30am - 3.30pm
In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands

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

In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands
Performance Based Conversation Skills Leadership Conversations; Contemporary Issues & Case Studies 10 May
8.30am - 3.30pm
In-person workshop*
LGPro Docklands
The Way Forward:
Accountable Leadership 
7 June
8.30am - 3.30pm
 Online Seminar  Project presentations and leadership learnings with supervisors 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: $3,100 incl. GST
  • Member: $2,700 incl. GST
Medium Council
  • Non-Member: $3,350 incl. GST
  • Member: $2,950 incl. GST
Large Council
  • Non-Member: $3,600 incl. GST
  • Member: $3,200 incl. GST

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 days or more prior to commencement of program: Full refund or transfer to the next available program intake*
  • 7-20 days prior: 50% refund or transfer to the next available program intake*
  • 1-6 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