Local Government Management Challenge

New South Wales Category - Third Place 

More than 100 teams from councils across Australia and New Zealand competed in the LGMA Management Challenge, in which teams undertook tasks that typified management in the local government environment, focused on the attraction and retention of talent and the impact of skill shortages, aging workforce, aging population and demand for services.

Willoughby City Council team completed a pre-challenge task which required the staff to investigate how their council responds to internal and external factors affecting workforce retention. The team then completed a series of eight tasks on the Challenge Day that typified management in the local government environment and included report writing, role-playing, collaborating with other councils and a presentation.