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Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
Joe Bannan, Liza Perrett and Anselm Boehl
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  • Simpson’s Leadership Style’s 4 Styles - Protectors, Creators, Intellectuals & Visionaries
  • Thank LGMA for instigating the program and for our councils giving us the opportunity to participate
  • Have a good look.. Future leaders of LG
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    • 1. LGMA Queensland Propeller Program 2008 Who are the Propellerheads and Why are they Here?
    • 2.
      • Anselm Boehl , Townsville City Council
        • Manager Asset Management, Water & Wastewater
      • Joe Bannan , Moreton Bay Regional Council
        • Manager Asset Management & Programming
      • Liza Perrett , Logan City Council
        • Executive Services Officer - Organisational Services
    • 3.
      • Develop people who will lead local government in Queensland in the future.
      • Develop people who will lead at all levels and across all professions.
      • Provide an opportunity for participants to network with others who are passionate about local government and developing their careers.
      • Increase appreciation of the wider issues in Queensland local government.
      • Utilise practical experiences and learnings from within the local government sector to further professional leadership and development.
      • Provide training for emerging leaders that is not necessarily ‘management’ focused.
      Program Objectives RETAIN PASSIONATE, SKILLED AND COMPETENT EMPLOYEES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (LG) SECTOR
    • 4.
      • Inaugural program for Queensland but has been successfully running in Victoria for 5 years and South Australia for 2 years.
      • 32 nominations received for the 25 positions.
      • At least 10 professions represented.
      • Over 10 Councils represented - 4 from South East Queensland
      • - 3 from Central Queensland
      • - 3 from North Queensland
      • - 1 from Darling Downs
      • Major Sponsor – Moreton Bay Regional Council
      Some Facts …
    • 5. Who are we …
    • 6. Who are we …
      • We are social, strategic and land-use planners, engineers, managers, administrators and accountants
      • We work in economic development, open space & recreation, library services, community development services, water services, traffic, regional collaboration and corporate services
      • We come from all over Queensland – rural, regional and metropolitan areas
      • Fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, partners, friends
      … and we all have a passion for our communities, leadership & Local Government .
    • 7. Since we have come together …
      • We have had a baby – congratulations Anselm
      • We got married – congratulations Paul
      • We got new jobs or our old ones –
        • Library Services Manager – congratulations David
        • Community Services Manager - congratulations Michelle
        • Principal Officer Business & Performance – congratulations Tricia
        • Community Services Manager – congratulations Jane
        • Manager Asset Management & Planning – congratulations Joe
        • Senior Manager, Business Support and Governance – congratulations Robyn
      • We’re having a baby – congratulations Amanda
      • We became a Grandfather – congratulations Wes
    • 8.
      • Introductory (2 day) forum focused on OUR personal leadership
      • 7 one-day workshops, in various locations:
        • - Mentoring & Coaching
        • - LG: The Political Context
        • - Leading & Communicating
        • - Community Engagement
        • - Exposure to LG: Metropolitan Perspective
        • - Exposure to LG: Rural Perspective
        • - Maintaining a Leading & Learning Perspective
      • Group Project
      The program …
    • 9.
      • 2 day workshop
      • Overview of program and the next 10 months
      • Group bonding – allocated into groups
      • Leadership within Council
      • Leadership styles & competencies
      Introductory Forum
    • 10.
      • Anselm & Liza - ESTJ
        • Myers Briggs Profile - practical, realistic, matter-of-fact
        • ESTJ Simpson’s Leadership Style:
      Leadership Styles Strengths: Enthusiastic, fulfil duties & obligations; good in a tight spot Weakness: Tendency to need to be in charge; control freak!
        • Chief Wigam – the Overseer
    • 11.
      • Joe - ESFP
        • Myers Briggs Profile - outgoing, friendly, accepting
        • ESFP Simpson’s Leadership Style:
      Leadership Styles Strengths: Generous, live for the moment Weakness: Take conflict personally
        • Homer – the Entertainer
    • 12.
      • 4 Groups:
        • JACKAL’s Transformers
        • Teekou The Associates
      • Each group is responsible for organising, planning and implementing up to 2 of the One-Day Workshops
        • Self-managed
        • Self-facilitated
        • Everyone presents/participates
      7 One-Day Workshops
    • 13. Workshops
    • 14.
      • We’ve been to Brisbane, Emerald, Townsville, Mackay & Longreach
      • We are going to the Whitsundays, Logan and Brisbane
      • We have heard from Mayors, Councillors, Chief Executive Officers, LG and industry professionals around Queensland, sharing their experiences and observations
      • Mentored, interviewed, presented, discussed, networked: LEARNED
      What have we done so far
    • 15.
      • People in local government are very smart, funny and extremely passionate about what they do
      • Importance of a structured mentoring relationship
      • Focus on strengths and weaknesses as leaders and offers strategies and a safe environment for developing and improving our leadership styles.
      • Never develop a higher public profile than the politicians.
      • Arrive on the Thursday night - It takes 5 hours to fly to Emerald from Brisbane, which includes 3 hours circling the Emerald International!
      What have we learnt so far
    • 16.
      • All 25 participants to work on this project
      • Project will be presented to LGMA by 28 February 2009
      • The 2008 group will present a 1 hour session on the project at the Future Leaders Forum in April 2009
      • Open brief on topic
      • Flexible and creative approach on presentation of project - self-directed
      • Utilise the various skills in the group!
      Group Project Providing community confidence during a crisis – What is Local Government’s Role?
    • 17.
      • There is always a task master!
      • The group dynamics in such a large group take a while to establish
      • The discussion is difficult with people spread all over Queensland
      • Divide project into sub-tasks and involve people based on their ability to contribute
        • 2 subgroups: 1. Report/content & 2. Presentation/publication
      • The definition of terms/scope is time consuming
      • LG is multi-facetted and activities/reputation impact on each other
      • 10 months isn’t as long as it seems
      Learnings from the Group Project
    • 18. The life of a Propellerheads workshop experience
      • Arrive Thursday night
      • Meet up, chat to fellow Propellerheads
        • Interesting times with LG Reform!
      • Workshop on Friday
        • Lead, participate and interact
      • Friday night activity
      The end of a big workshop – Happy Hour in Mackay
    • 19. Then there are the fun times, road trips & mishaps
    • 20.
      • Time commitment by participants and Councils
      • Materials and time for the group work
      • Travel to new destinations and meet new people
      • Staff time away from the office
      Organisational & Personal Commitment But it is all worth it! Networks, camaraderie, learnings, professional development
    • 21.
      • Confidence in abilities
      • Better understanding of complexities associated with urban and rural local governance
      • Appreciation for the different issues facing local governments across Queensland and the many different roles and responsibilities that LG has for its communities.
      • Important insights on how Council's are dealing with the restructuring process, staff morale, Council policies and corporate planning for the new local government areas
      Benefits to participants personally
    • 22.
      • Developed a network base
        • opportunity to network with other local government officers across Queensland
        • Next generation of LG management know each other very well
      • Networking with peers outside of my organisation allows honesty about issues and personal shortcomings, without showing the troops
      • Created immediate connection with others in the industry
      • Develop skills of networking, which has assisted in confidence with professional and organisational peers
      Benefits of networking
    • 23.
      • More committed to my council and a stronger manager
      • Development of an internal leadership development program
      • Application of learnings into daily work, taking advantage of ideas raised during the workshops and available through new contacts
      • Deepened by knowledge of how local government works
      • Kazoo playing!
      Benefits returned to my council Thank you LGMA & our Councils
    • 24. Who are the Propellerheads and Why are we here? The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained – David Bohm

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