Professional Development

LGPro provides a broad range of professional development opportunities for people working at all levels in Local Government.

This includes:

  • An extensive number of Local Government specific programs
  • Conferences, forums and seminars
  • Awards
  • Sector Secondment Program
  • Online Learning courses
  • Special Interest Groups connecting people working in similar roles across the sector

Our professional development offerings are listed in the pathway document on this page.

Webinar: Managing Mental Health in the Workplace for Local Government



This webinar will cover:

  • The definition of ‘good’ mental health
  • What is stress, including positive vs negative stress and its impacts
  • How mental health issues may manifest in the workplace
  • Employers’ rights and obligations in respect to employees with known or suspected mental health conditions
  • How to start the conversation with an employee regarding mental health
  • How to provide support to employees with known mental health issues
  • Actions the Council can take if an employee does not have capacity for work or is not meeting performance expectations, whilst minimising legal risks

It will be presented by Georgie Chapman, a partner at HR Legal and Brianna Cattanach, Senior Occupational Therapist at P2 Group.

There will be handouts, case studies and time for questions, storytelling, problem solving and networking with other participants to ensure you gain practical knowledge.

Date: Tuesday 30 July 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue: Online

Cost
LGPro Fellow, Professional and Young Professional Members - Free
Non Members - $25

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Upcoming Programs, Conferences, Events and SIG Meetings

 
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When: March 5 – June 5, 2019
Where: Docklands
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When: March 14, 2019
Where: DOCKLANDS
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When: March 19, 2019
Where: DOCKLANDS, VIC
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A leadership learning path for new supervisors, team leaders & coordinators in Local Government.

When: March 28 – June 27, 2019
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The half day program is open to all LGPro Corporate Partners. It is tailored to people working in organisations that work in partnership with Local Government and those who provide specific services to the sector and want to develop a better understanding of the sector and the challenges it faces.

When: May 23, 2019
Where: Docklands, VIC
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When: June 28, 2019
Where: Ballarat Central
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When: July 5 – December 10, 2019
Where: DOCKLANDS
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When: July 10, 2019
Where: Nunawading, VIC
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When: July 16, 2019
Where: Wangaratta
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When: July 17, 2019
Where: Melbourne
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Cremorne is home to strong community groups who champion local place making and ‘mixity’. It was also the focus of recent studies. We will take a stroll around the suburb. Beforehand feel free to listen to this radio program on the area, and nominate if there are specific places you’d like to visit.

When: July 22, 2019
Where: Cremorne
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When: July 23, 2019
Where: Docklands

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We are currently working on the program for the next Annual Conference which will be held in February 2019, stay tuned!