Throughout this transition process, it will be vital for Council to provide staff with opportunities to bond and work together to secure success for the new organisation.
The Rural Management Challenge 2016 is a professional development opportunity for younger staff within Council to expand their local government knowledge, management skills and team work ability.
Hilltops Council has put together an exciting team to represent them that includes; former Young’s Creditor’s Clerk Brady Kenny; former Boorowa’s Project Engineer, Myrka Robichaud; former Harden’s Revenue Officer Kim Hill; and former Young’s Environmental Health Officer, Glen Harper.
This team will be led and mentored by Council’s new Executive Director of Corporate & Community, Lee Furness.
The challenge takes place over two days, the 11th and 12th of October, with the Hilltops team competing against other councils from rural NSW on tasks that will increase their knowledge of local government policies and procedures and teach skills that will address scenarios tailored specifically to issues faced by rural councils.
Previous challenges have incorporated topics such as resource sharing, managing community expectations, writing reports, media releases and briefing notes and delivering presentations.
The Challenge will also provide networking opportunities and ensure that our employees have access to peers that can continue to provide advice and assistance to them throughout their Council careers.
These initiatives will help to grow our future leaders and will enable our staff to continue to develop professionally and personally to achieve not only Council’s goals, but their own.
Wendy Tuckerman is the Administrator of the new Hilltops Council, formed through the amalgamation of Boorowa, Harden and Young Shire Councils.
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