You need to choose between sessions for 5 different timeframes during Congress, Here's the list:
For Tuesday May 23 at 11.30-1.00, chose between these sessions:
– Smart Cities Readiness Masterclass
– Engaging Your Community; Digital Strategies and Tools
For Tuesday May, 23 at 2.30-3.30, chose between these sessions:
– Workforce & Research
– A digital approach to building Smart Cities
For Wednesday May, 24 at 11.00-12.30, chose between these sessions:
– When Tragedy Strikes workshop: Are you prepared for a crisis response?
– Key Risk Indicators Workshop – Your Sector's Perspective
For Wednesday May, 24 at 1.30-2.30, chose between these sessions:
– Propelling 21st Century Government
– Compliance Masterclass: Nailing Compliance!
For Wednesday May, 24 at 2.30-3.30, chose between these sessions:
– International Programs – How local government can contribute to international development
– Place-Based Services
To get more details about each sessions, click Read More, then once you know which sessions you want to attend, go back into your Congress Registration and nominate those sessions. See you at Congress!!
Smart Cities Readiness Masterclass
What are Smart Cities? How do they apply to LG? What are the benefits? How can councils get started?
This masterclass will enable local government professionals to build the foundations for a vision and plan to implement smart cities strategies in their city, town, or region to accelerate the area’s sustainability performance.
Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
Engaging Your Community; Digital Strategies and Tools
Learn how to increase your community engagement and participation by 80%, using strategies for activating online communities around the local government cause.
This interactive workshop has been designed to help leaders in local government better understand how to design an online community consultation process that engages a wide cross-section of your community while minimising the risk of being overwhelmed.
Matthew Gordon, Chief Operations Officer, Our Say
Tuesday May, 23 at 2.30-3.30
Workforce & Research
A discovery session to inform LG Professionals Australia’s national program on workforce and research development. The session will provide an overview on the state of research in LG, main themes and gaps, and a Q&A will follow, so be prepared to get involved.
John Martin, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University
Ivan Motley Founder and Director, .id, the population experts.
Doug Chipman, President, Local Government Association, Tasmania. Professor Andrew Gunstone; Executive Director, Reconciliation Strategy and Leadership; Professor of Indigenous Studies; Swinburne University
Geoff Atkinson, Tasmanian State Manager of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will discuss the department’s program and how local government can work with them.
Last year, the City of Salisbury won the Federation Awards for innovation, and this year, Chantal Milton, Manager of Strategic Development Projects for the council will present a case study of the program. This is the place to find out how you can get involved in the Federation Awards program.
A digital approach to building Smart Cities
Digital innovation and transformation will accelerate almost every front in a local government's journey to becoming a Smart City. This is an exploratory session facilitated by Australia's largest enterprise software company TechnologyOne and will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with a panel chaired by senior local government leaders, thought-leaders and industry experts.
Workshop – When Tragedy Strikes; are you prepared for a crisis response?
Facilitated by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
Are you prepared to plan, manage and execute fast-paced communication and logistical strategies in the event of a tragedy in your community? Learn from Australia’s most experienced crisis communications experts. This will be a hands-on, practical workshop that puts you right in the centre of the (hypothetical) storm. You will come away with an understanding of all aspects you need to factor in during a crisis.
Facilitators: David Hawkins | Managing Director SOCOM, and Alex Messina (left), Victorian President, PRIA
Key Risk Indicators Workshop – Your Sector’s Perspective
Presented by Principal Partner, JLT
The National Local Government Key Risk Indicator Forum is for delegates to participate in discussing the outcomes of the JLT inaugural Risk Indicator Survey carried out in April. Facilitated by Mark Withers, Chief Executive Officer of Port Adelaide Council, this conversation, will present the key risk areas and benchmarks detailed by Councils throughout Australia. These results will help shape strategies and decisions that ensures that Local Government future direction is well protected.
Facilitator Mark Withers, CEO, Port Adelaide Enfield, SA
Propelling 21st Century Government
Leading councils are addressing the challenges involved in delivering innovation and a strong digital transformation strategy to improve community outcomes. In this session Infor will share how it is partnering with councils to achieve a community and business-centric digital service that is modern, transparent, and efficient.
Sonya Walker, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand INFOR
Compliance Masterclass: Nailing Compliance!
A simple yet strategic approach.
This is the Masterclass designed for busy local government leaders who aren’t really interested in compliance ... because you have more pressing priorities to deal with.
Except... your Audit and Risk Committee are asking questions; you’re not quite sure that you’re really on top of it, and; you don’t want surprises.
You could go to an expensive time-consuming seminar, or you could invest an hour in this Masterclass, including an interactive discussion with LG Leaders.
Facilitated by Jeff Ryall, CEO, Reliansys.
International Programs – How local government can contribute to international development
This session will explore how Australian local government can contribute to other countries where democracy is fragile, poverty is intractable, institutions are weak, and resources are scarce. It will also explore what opportunities and challenges the local government sector has in promoting international development and how it can be mutually benefiting.
Find out how local government organisations from other countries are contributing internationally, the challenges they face, and what Australia can learn.
Facilitator: Dennis Hovenden, Frankston City Council CEO
Presenter: Professor John Martin, LaTrobe University;
Commentators: Kalanidhi Devkota, MuAN; Karen Thomas, SOLGM; Steve Gawler, ICLEI-Oceania; Ambassador Abel, Timor-Leste; Terry Parker, CLGF; Patricia E. Martel, ICMA
Local government’s core strength is place-based governance. This is the session to discover how to make the best of your strength in practice – by leveraging your local knowledge and practical know-how to collaborate with other levels of government and your community.
Hear Philip Brown, Manager Policy Strategy at the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services present an overview of the Department’s program, the importance of place-based services, and how LG can work with them.
Kate Jessep, Director, Corporate and Community Services, at the City of Victor Harbour, and Victoria MacKirdy, Interim Chief Executive at Alexandrina Council (winners of the Federation Awards 2016) will both deliver case studies on their projects. This session is also a great place to find out how to get involved in the Federation Awards.