Seeking your Expressions of Interest for starting the following SIGs
Employee Diversity and Inclusion Special Interest Group
Supporting Councils to build diverse workforces and inclusive cultures helps improve productivity and meet social justice aims. In the context of the state government introducing targets across a range of cohorts and proposing gender equity legislation there is an imperative for local governments to explore their own work in this space. This proposed SIG would help local government professionals seeking to improve the inclusion at all levels of groups like women, LGBTIQ people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, CALD, older and younger people. This groups could share best practice, workshop challenges and hear from experts - depending on the needs of the group. People at all level of their organisation who are working in the space are invited to express an interest.
If you would like to see the Employee Diversity and Inclusion SIG be formed, let us know at email@example.com
Transformation Special Interest Group
Transformation programs are changing the way local governments are serving their communities. Most public sector programs are facing similar challenges such as limitations around organisational silos, legacy technology platforms, traditional operations and legislation. This SIG offers staff working in innovation, transformation, smart cities, digital, service modelling and data governance the opportunity to collaborate on challenges, approaches and solutions. This group will enable meaningful conversations on various innovative frameworks and methodologies and sharing of lessons learnt. Being part of the Transformation SIG would allow you to meet and network with like-minded professionals who are tackling similar challenges and will create opportunities to share and collaborate.
This group will play a key role in addressing the strategic gaps and opportunities associated with evolving service models and new challenges that legacy technical platforms present. The discussions and reports from this group will be instrumental in advocating for the need to change and reform Council's processes and approach in the ever changing external landscape.
Suggested roles that may be interested in participating in this SIG include those working in Digital, Customer Experience, Service Design, Technology, Transformation, Change Management, Human Resources / Cultural Change and those working in Directorates that are undergoing transformational change.
The following list represents some sample topics that could be considered as discussion topics:
- Market insights and trends in transformation - speakers from organisations that are outside of council (from other industries) or from vendors
- Change management
- Specific project insights such as how Councils have approached particular topics such as enterprise architecture, data governance, cloud-based solutions, ERP etc.
- Service design
- Digital transformation
- Smarter cities
- Customer/employee experience
- Cultural change experiences required to support transformation (case studies)
- Analytics and BI usage and tools
If you would like to see the Transformation SIG be formed, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org