Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW members have the opportunity of a life time to be a part of these international study tours with a programme of learning from and networking with local government leaders in New Zealand or the United States of America.
These study tours are an excellent professional development opportunity for our members to develop their skills, competencies and knowledge in their chosen field(s), whilst making invaluable connections and life long friendships.
Study tour inclusions:
- Return economy airfares to the study tour destination
- Home hosting arrangements through the reciprocal association
- Support with your itinerary
- Registration, including all social functions and accommodation to a nominated conference hosted by the reciprocal association. In New Zealand this is the SOLGM Annual Summit and in USA this is the City Manager’s Conference.
Who should apply
All Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW members, who are fully financial and have been for a minimum of twelve months are encouraged to apply. Please note that even if you have not held membership for twelve months or more, your application will still be assessed for consideration.
Selection is based on your professional experience and interests as well your personal motivation and objectives for attending the study tour. Applicants must be a permanent employee of local government in NSW.
The New Zealand International Study Tours have one place with preference given to an up and coming professional (other than a General Manager). The United States of America Study Tour has two places with preference given to a senior executive (General Manager) and an up and coming professional (other than a General Manager).
8 August 2016 - Applications for New Zealand applicants close
19 August 2016 - Successful applicants for New Zealand announced
5 September 2016 - Applications for the United States of America applicants close
16 September 2016 - Successful applicants for the United States of America announced
September 2016 - New Zealand Study Tour
February 2017 - United States of America Study Tour