Be a part of the Rural Management Challenge 2020!

Challenge your thinking | Develop your network | Expand your knowledge on local government, management skills and team work ability.

The Rural Management Challenge is a professional development opportunity for all up and coming staff within council.  Specially designed to provide councils in rural and regional areas of NSW the opportunity to take part in this truly unique professional development experience, the Challenge develops skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied back at council.

How the Challenge works?

Over two days, teams of four come together to compete against other councils in their region as they are challenged with tasks which stretch their knowledge of local government and their council’s policies and procedures. All tasks are tailored specifically for rural and regional councils, addressing realistic scenarios faced in the day-to-day management of council operations.

Dates for 2020
Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 September
Monday 12 October and Tuesday 13 October: Moree Plains
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October: Bland Shire 
Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October

Registrations will OPEN June 2020, please refer to locations tab below.


The Rural Management Challenge Final

Five heats are being held state wide throughout September - October 2020. Each heat will produce a winner, the highest scoring team, with the winning team from each heat invited to Sydney in February 2021 to battle it out to determine who is the crème de la crème state-wide!

Challenge Information

Registration Fee:

$2,860 per team
GST Inclusive

Registration fee includes the following for 1 x team mentor + 4 x team members:
• Day 1: Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
• Day 2: Morning tea and lunch

Note. Accommodation and other travel costs are not included and will need to be arranged by councils and teams independently.

Minimum Numbers:

To ensure the best learning outcomes for the teams, and to ensure all associated costs to facilitate the challenge are met, we require a minimum of four teams per location. There is no limit to the number of teams participating from each council; though they must participate in the same challenge and not at different locations.

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