Women's Professional Development Forum

About the forum

Our Women’s Professional Development Forum addresses the issues, opportunities and challenges faced by women working in Local Government. Women working at all levels are encouraged to attend for leadership development and personal growth.

The aim of the forum is to highlight the issues facing women working in the sector, to develop leadership skills, enhance personal growth, and provide insights into how the sector can collectively go forward in addressing women’s issues in the workplace.

2018 program

Our 2018 LGPro Women’s Professional Development Forum will be held on Thursday 26 July from 9.30am - 5pm at Melbourne Park Function Centre.

This year's theme is 'Embrace the best version of you.' 

It will be followed by the Women’s Network Dinner which will be held at the same venue from 6.30pm.

The forum targets officers working at all levels in Local Government regardless of their location, level or professional background. As well as addressing issues, opportunities and challenges facing women, it also supports career development and provides personal growth strategies and shared approaches to addressing these issues.

This year’s program will feature:   

We have also made seven scholarships available to women working in rural city councils to support them in attending the Women's Professional Development Forum. Find out more here .

Women's R&R Vouchers

Do you have staff that deserve some reward and recognition and would like to send them to either the Women’s Professional Development Forum or Women’s Network Dinner? For the first time this year we have introduced R&R vouchers for you to present to your staff to show how much they are appreciated. The link to the application form can be found below. 

Download the official program below:


  Reward & Recognition Vouchers


2017 forum highlights

The two keynote speakers were critically acclaimed author and cultural commentator Robyn Davidson, and expert mentor and thought leader Dr Louise Mahler.

See the full photo album from the event here!

Check out the highlights in the official video below!

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We are currently working on the program for the next Women's Professional Development Forum, stay tuned!