Developing Local Government Teams in Australia and New Zealand Through Real Life Problem Solving


The Australasian Management Challenge has been at the forefront of professional development in local government in Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years.

In that time, many thousands of local government professionals have been given the opportunity to participate, grow, be challenged and learn alongside their team members and peers. Many have subsequently gone on to senior management roles.

The Management Challenge is a simulation-based team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes – the types of issues that a senior management team in a council would most likely face.

The teams are challenged to respond to a series of tasks in a unique one-day, fast paced, “pressure cooker” environment.

Some tasks will require written responses (such as a council report or recommendation document), some will take the form of role plays or presentations and the teams are also scored on observations of how well they display energy, synergy, effectiveness and creative thinking.

The Management Challenge provides an unparalleled learning and development opportunity for local government officers. It is a well targeted, high-profile program and an excellent way of promoting a commitment to professional development.

Visit the Management Challenge website for more information

Jardine Lloyd Thompson - JLT