Launch Of Financial Management Leadership Development Program 2015

June 1, 2015

Mr Stephen Rowe, CEO Vision Super launched the 2015 Practical Local Government Financial Management Leadership Skills Program at the FinPro Seminar on the 28th May 2015. The Program is run by FinPro and proudly supported by Vision Super.

Applications are now open for this exciting program which will run from 11 – 13 October 2015 at The Country Place Kalorama.

This Program is aimed at those who see themselves as future leaders in Local Government Finance.

The course, titled Financial Management Leadership Development, will give up to 10 successful applicants the rare opportunity to participate in a 2 ½ day residential program. Participants in the program will be given the chance to enhance their leadership and management capabilities.
The course content is aimed at preparing people for a leadership role in Local Government Finance and beyond. Participants in the program will work with Industry leaders to gain knowledge and practical experience in a range of topics that include:

  • Overview of Local Government
  • Rates and Valuations Management
  • Managing Performance
  • Leadership
  • Practical Financial Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Achieving a successful balance between your professional and personal life.

Presenters include:

Linda MacRae – Linda has over 35 years experience in Local Government in Senior Finance and Administration positions with metropolitan, regional and rural municipalities. She has Local Government and Teaching qualifications.

Philip Shanahan – Phil is probably Victoria’s most experienced Local Government Chief Executive Officer still active in the sector. He has been Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Heywood, Cities of Portland, Broadmeadows, Maribyrnong and Darebin and the Latrobe Regional Commission. He served as a Chief Executive Officer for thirty years. Phil now consults to Local Governments, specialising in governance and cultural change. He will bring a unique, informative and challenging perspective to the Workshop on Local Government Law and Governance.

Danny Wain –Danny is currently Manager Finance Services at Monash City Council. He is currently an Executive member of FinPro and is also a Past President. In his various Local Government roles over the past 29 years he has been an integral part of responsible fiscal management and has prepared many budgets based on sound long-term financial policy.

Mick Jaensch – Mick is currently the Director Corporate Services at the City of Greater Dandenong. He has worked in Local Government at a range of both rural and metropolitan Councils over a 26 year Local Government career and has a strong financial background. Mick has been passionate around the issues of long term financial planning and the measurement of underlying surplus outcomes. He has never been one to simply follow normal conventions and looks forward to providing some food for thought.

Margaret Devlin – Margaret is a highly qualified professional facilitator, consultant and mentor with over 30 years experience. Her formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Behaviour. In addition, she is an accredited administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), Spiral Dynamics Integral®, and a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Mark Moore – Mark specialises in leadership development, performance management, negotiation and conflict resolution, time management, customer service, presentation skills, and project management programs. He has a highly engaging style and a wonderful sense of humour.

Graeme Emonson – Graeme Emonson has been involved in Local Government for 33 years.
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Knox City Council in February 2002, having previously served as CEO of the Wangaratta Rural City Council and Southern Grampians Shire Council. He was first appointed as CEO at Yarrawonga Shire Council when he was 25 years of age.
Graeme has a strong interest in organisational effectiveness and leadership. He has a PhD in Local Government Leadership, a Master of Business (Public Sector Management) and a Bachelor of Business. He is a Fellow of Local Government Professionals and a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, the International City and Country Managers’ Association and Australia Local Government Chief Officers’ Group. Graeme is a Board Member and Immediate Past President of Local Government Professionals (LGPro), being the state member association for all Victorian local government officers.

Program details:
The Financial Management Leadership Development Program 2015 will be held at The Country Place, Kalorama. The program commences at 2.00pm sharp Sunday 11 October and concludes 5pm on Tuesday 13 October 2015. All meals and accommodation are included in the program and participants are expected to stay onsite for the duration of the program.
It is the responsibility of the participant to make their own transport arrangements to and from the Mornington.

Application requirements:
Applications for the program are available HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 12 NOON ON MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2015. The successful applicants will be announced Friday 28 August 2015.

Application should only by made by those who are available to attend the program from Sunday 11 October – Tuesday 13 October 2015.

Applications must be completed as per the Financial Management Leadership Development Program Application Form which is available belowor by contacting Gabrielle Gordon, Executive Officer FinPro.

If there are any queries at all relating to the Program or the Application please contact the FinPro Executive Officer, Gabrielle Gordon on 0400 114 015 or via email: gabrielle@finpro.org.au

Related Documents

2015 Financial Management Leadership Development Program Application Form