2017 LG Professionals Conference
The LGIS team joined local government professionals at the LG Professionals WA 2017 Conference last week, for three days of networking and idea sharing, with the aim to provide a better service to WA communities and our members. Over 330 local government officers from across Western Australia joined us, providing a great opportunity to share our experiences, expertise, and brainstorm solutions to some of the issues we share in our day-to-day roles.
Our 'Sound Bite' competition was the source of a lot of laughs as many event attendees attempted to guess the decibels of the sounds we played.
The Conference began on Wednesday with a presentation from Professor Nick Binedell Dean of the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science. The second day of the Conference was incredibly insightful as we attended a talk by Nigel Marsh who spoke about the 'Waves of Change' and the opportunities to be harnessed by local government teams in Western Australia.
The LGIS booth was a big hit once again, providing cocktails at the evening networking events on both Wednesday and Thursday night. Evening events saw conversations flowing and attendees gaining support and knowledge from each other. Networking is perhaps one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of attending a conference like LG Professionals WA, as many of the most important learnings come from our peers.
The final day of the conference saw the LGIS team attend a thought-provoking presentation from Tim Costello. His presentation raised an important question "are we losing a sense of community?" It is important to reflect on the importance of relationships within the community both personally and professionally to foster hope, growth, and innovation. The learnings of this topic are particularly prevalent in today's modern society where engaging community and community development are necessary strategies to help health, wellbeing and innovation growth across our generations.
Annually, our team attends the LG Professionals WA Conference and always returns to the office with a wealth of information to digest. Reflecting upon and assessing how learnings from our peers and speakers can provide improvements for LGIS members and the services we offer, while continuing to evolve the products and services we provide, ensures we achieve the LGIS vision year in, year out.
As LGIS is entirely owned by our members, our team is dedicated to meeting the changing needs our members have, to ultimately provide long-term protection and security in many aspects. Whether you need assistance with human resource risk management, liability risk management, injury management, occupational safety and health or advice on health and well-being programs, LGIS has over 24 years' experience to offer you and your team combined with peace of mind and security.
Find out more about our team, services and how we can work with you, contact our friendly team directly on (08) 9483 8888.