2010 National Local Government Workforce Development Forum

2010 National Local Government Workforce Development Forum
Tuesday 23rd March at 11:00am
, Australia

On 23-24 March ACELG and Government Skills Australia (GSA) co-hosted the third National Local Government Workforce Development Forum - The Local Government Workforce in the New Decade.

The aims and objectives of the forum were:

  • To review and evaluate the impact of Federal Government’s skills and workforce development initiatives on local government;
  • To receive an update on the Federal Government’s 2010 Local Government Draft Workforce Development Strategy;
  • To present the National LG Workforce Development Steering Committee’sdraft Blueprint for a Local Government Workforce – New Decade and Beyond, and explore its implementation, including
    • LG National Employer brand; and
    • LG Indigenous Employment Program;
  • To review changes and improvements to the education and training system and implications for the Local Government sector;
  • To consider the impact of economic recovery on the sector’s skills needs and skills supply;
  • To review  current attraction, retention, workforce participation and social inclusion initiatives and best practice as they relate to Local Government; and
  • To facilitate increased collaboration and information sharing across the sector.

Forum Program for Download

Forum Presentations for Download:

Greg Mclean, Board Member Government Skills Australia (GSA) and Joint Chair GSA LG Industry Advisory Committeee  GSA Overview

Melissa Gibbs, Acting Deputy Director Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG)   ACELG Overview

John Ravlic, Chief Executive Local Government Managers Australia - ACELG Program Partner  Forum Introduction and Overview

Ivan Neville, Branch Manager, Labour Market Skills Branch, Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations Prospects for the Australian labor market

Sue Beitz, Head of Secretariat, Skills Australia  Australian Workforce Futures

Nick Dudley, Branch Manager, Workforce Development  Workforce Development Branch of GSA

Angela Zivkovic, Project Manager, LG Practice Unit, ACELG  Overview ACELG LG Practice Unit and Blueprint for a LG Workforce 

Mervyn Carter, Regional and LG Policy Unit, Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and LG  National LG Workforce Strategy Update

Alun Gallie, Government Skills Australia  Update on Training Packages Impacting on LG

Kathy Kelly, Manager - Training Services, LG Association of Queensland  Strategies for the Retention of Mature Age Workers in LG

Roger Stephan, CEO, Hunter Councils  Sharing resources and expertise in one of Australia`s most diverse and dynamic regions

Linda White, Board Member, Australian Social Inclusion Board  Social Inclusion in Australia: How Australia is faring

Angela Zivkovic, Project Manager, LG Practice Unit, ACELG  LG Indigenous Employment Program

Kerrie Nelson, Advisor - Government, Reconciliation Australia  Reconciliation Action Plans

Danny Lester, CEO, Aboriginal Employment Strategy Aboriginal Employment Strategy

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