Webinar Q&A:
Leading change in a local government environment

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Friday 16th February

12:00pm-12:40pm AEDT
(login 11:45am)

Embedding the change that comes with any initiative is crucial, both for its long-term success and to realising benefits for your local community. This requires a ‘change by design’ mindset that incorporates managing change from initiative inception, not as an add-on at completion.

Join us for this Q&A webinar, the first in a new series for public sector practitioners co-hosted by PM-Partners and LGPro, where our expert panelists will discuss proven approaches to sustainable change. Drawing on their extensive hands-on experience, speakers will share valuable insights and lessons learned, with a focus on arming attendees with practical strategies they can immediately use to better manage change in their local government contexts.

Free to LGPro members and just $30 for non-members, this webinar also features the opportunity to ask your own questions of the panel. So don’t miss out - register your place today.

LGPro is the member association and leading voice for people working in local government in Victoria. To find out more, visit LGPRO | The Leading Voice.


Mike Bengough

Mike Bengough

Unit Chair and Lecturer in Managed Change, Deakin Business School

In his role at Deakin Business School, Mike chairs and delivers post-graduate units in managed change, as well as management consulting and leadership in complexity. Prior to joining Deakin, he spent 19 years in senior management roles at NAB. Mike is an expert in all aspects of change and how organisations can improve their approach to drive value and increase efficiency. Organisational change readiness and the impact of change on employee health are among his research interests. Mike is a Director of the Learning and Development Division within the Australian and New Zealand chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP ANZ).

Leanne Griffiths

Leanne Griffiths

Principal Consultant, PM-Partners

Leanne is a highly regarded professional Executive Manager with a broad range of skills and experience built up over three decades. Her extensive qualifications and experience encompass leadership roles in business and technology as well as customer facing and operational leadership roles. Leanne has worked across a diverse range of industries and government agencies. Leanne is a registered change management practitioner and has post graduate qualifications in Human Resource Management & Organisational Change. Leanne is a member of the Charles Sturt University Human Resource Management Advisory Committee.

Shelley Jones

Shelley Jones

Director Corporate Services, Edward River Council, NSW

With a local government career that spans almost two decades, Shelley has a passion for organisational strategy, engagement and change leadership. With a track record of leading strategic transformation in a council context, Shelley has weathered the storms of major organisational redesigns that better align strategy and outcomes with resourcing. Previously, Shelley was an executive leader in an amalgamated council, which was severely impacted by the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires, and has lived experience in working with both staff and community in times of crisis.