Be a part of the Rural and Regional Management Challenge 2021!

Challenge your thinking | Develop your network | Expand your knowledge on local government, management skills and team work ability. 
The Rural and Regional 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 2021

Monday 07 and Tuesday 08 October: Heat One
Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October: Heat Two |Hosted by Bland Shire Council
Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October: Heat Three
Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October: Heat Four
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October: Heat Five

Registrations OPEN June 2021.

If you would like to HOST the challenge in your area, contact Melinda Budd | Learning and Development Coordinator |

COVID Safety

We take your safety seriously and have the following COVID SAFE practices in place for this program:
The conference venues have a complete COVID SAFE plan in place
All meals will be served seated
Tables will be amply spaced
Role plays will be safely spaced
All meals will be served seated
Sanitiser will be on tables

The Rural Management Challenge Final

Five heats are being held state wide throughout October 2021. Each heat will produce a winner, the highest scoring team, with the winning team from each heat invited to Sydney in February 2022 to battle it out to determine who is the crème de la crème state-wide!