Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

About our SIGs


Are you looking to join a professional network to support you in your daily work, why not join one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs)?

These groups provide Local Government professionals working in similar fields with a valuable opportunity to network, share best practice, improve practices and knowledge by learning what their counterparts are doing, and learn about the latest developments.

Each SIG is supported by an online community which allows people to share information and find answers to questions and problems, in many cases almost instantly. People who join our SIGs are automatically signed up to a relevant forum so they can start tapping into the knowledge of others. Accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated.

Seeking your expressions of interest for establishing an Occupational Health & Safety Special Interest Group

We want to hear from you.

We are collecting expressions of interest for establishing a new OHS SIG. This SIG would be for OHS Coordinators or Managers, OHS Advisors and OHS Officers or equivalent roles. The SIG would provide the opportunity for OHS professionals in Local Government to come together to discuss the latest trends and developments, share problems, showcase successes and network.

Its primary functions would be to:
  • Act as a forum to discuss best practice initiatives in areas such as OHS system applications, risk assessments, training programs, policy and guideline development and OHS committees.
  • Share information and ideas on OHS programs used to promote safety in the workplace – what works, what doesn’t.
  • Act as a central group for queries in Local Government regarding Worksafe programs or other industry body announcements.


If you would like to see the OHS SIG established, please let us know at sig@lgpro.com by Friday 2 November.

SIG Member Testimonials


   


     Amanda Mills
     Property Coordinator
     Glen Eira City Council
     Property Network SIG 8 years

"I've had fantastic opportunities to meet others in similar roles across Councils. I have been able to learn and hear what other Councils do the same or differently to you within the same field, which is valuable. On top of that there is the excellent learning opportunities on current topics of interest that skilled outside presenters can offer the group." 



   
   Diana McDonald
   Risk Management Coordinator
   Horsham Rural City Council
   Risk SIG 8 years


“As a Co Convenor it is wonderful to see the support that our group gives. The SIG provides a wealth of knowledge to all attendees. On a daily perspective when a policy, procedure, or new system/process is developed there is always someone who has already got one or purchase some type of system and you can get some really honest and appropriate information from them."



   Sally Schmileck
   Team Leader Administration and Customer Service
   Baw Baw Shire Council
   Customer Service SIG 3 years

 

"I believe the forums are exciting, they share great ideas as well as saving time in getting started on initiatives, as you send an email out and the valuable information received often eliminates the prep work. Networking and the forums are terrific, this is the type of learning that is exciting - because it is real and relevant! I feel like I am part of a large supportive team - we are all facing the same challenges, looking for the same successes, and excited about where we are going."



   Ruth Kneebone
   Director Corporate Services
   Rural City of Wangaratta
   Corporate Planners Network 3 years


 
“Sharing of resources saves hours in preparation and research. At the Corporate Planners Network, I met a corporate planner from a large metropolitan Council who later provided me with a comprehensive lisiting of performance measures. I am now using these to review and assess our current corporate reporting framework.”



   

    Andrew Mifsud
    Baw Baw Shire Council
    Learning & Development SIG 6 years


    
“Being a part of a SIG expands our networks, knowledge, resources and collaboration effort. Many heads have made better outcomes.”

Want to join a SIG?


While you do not need to be an LGPro Individual Member to be part of a Special Interest Group, our members make it possible for us to support our network of 30 Special Interest Groups.

To join a SIG email us at sig@lgpro.com