Community Engagement Summits

2019 Local Government Summit

The 2019 Local Government Summit was an exciting and future-focused event packed with a dynamic range of public and private sector speakers sharing their professional insights. The 2-day program focused on how technology can be harnessed to improve local government decision-making, as well as the importance of a positive workplace culture in generating success. Innovation and agility were key themes of this event, with a focus on how local governments can evolve to keep up with their communities’ ever-changing needs.

Emerging tools and technologies were also a strong theme of this summit, which sought to explore the ways in which cutting-edge technologies can assist in local government decision-making. Throughout the summit, workshops were held on virtual and augmented reality for local government, as well as geo-spatial online engagement for better planning. Industry leader Allison Hendricks also gave a talk on how councils can manage stakeholder data in a more efficient manner, to better inform decision-making.

The summit also delved into the importance of cultivating a positive culture and strong leadership within local government workplaces. Daniel Murray, the CEO & Founder of Empathic Consulting, spoke on the benefits of leading with empathy whilst local government leaders Steven Head and Dominic Johnson shared their experiences in developing positive workplace culture.

The event was rounded off with an interactive session to re-cap the ideas discussed by the speakers and facilitators. Participants were encouraged to brainstorm how these ideas could be applied to their own upcoming projects and initiatives within local government. This ensured that the knowledge learned throughout the summit could be applied practically to future local government decision-making processes.

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