Mastering Management

Mastering Management builds the capacity and confidence of Managers in Local Government who face the challenge of working in an organisational role that is often more complex, ambiguous and dynamic than that experienced by Managers in other sectors.

Managers from across many areas in the sector including Corporate Services and Human Resources, plus leading experts from outside the sector, had significant input into developing the program.

About the program

Mastering Management targets new and experienced Managers who want to improve their managerial competencies so they can be the best they can be.

The overriding aim of the program is to support Managers in making a real transition in their thinking and actions so that they can positively impact their teams, their organisations and the sector.

Program objectives

The program aims to assist participant to:

Develop personal excellence
Develop their staff  
Manage in Local Government

Member Testimonials

   Manjusha Pitty
   Executive Officer Planning Services (Major Projects)
   Yarra Ranges Council

"I enjoyed the whole experience of Mastering Management, how it enabled me to gain increased personal awareness and a deeper understanding of individual drivers.  My communication and coaching skills have sharpened and I feel more confident to lead change. The program facilitators are highly skilled and made this a most rewarding professional development experience." 

Upcoming programs

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Program dates for 2019 will be released in late November

2018 dates

Introductory Session
Wednesday 18 April

Module 1
Thursday 3 May
& Friday 4 May

Module 2
Thursday 31 May
Wednesday 27 June
& Wednesday 1 August

Module 3
Wednesday 5 September

Closing Session
Wednesday 10 October

More information


For further information contact Suzana O'Callaghan at or phone (03) 9268 6408