Kiama Council in NSW is celebrating after winning the Rural and Regional Management Challenge 2021.
The Challenge pits teams of up-and-coming young staff from councils around NSW against each other, testing their knowledge of local government and their council’s policies and procedures.
The teams are challenged with complex, realistic scenarios faced by regional NSW councils in their day-to-day operations.
The topics include community engagement, human resources, finance, work health and safety, and even strategic planning, pushing participants outside their area of expertise, to help them develop as part a leadership team.
“The Kiama Council team saw off teams across NSW, including neighbours Shellharbour and Wollongong, to take out top spot in our state,” Council said in a statement.
“Apart from bragging rights, our team of future leaders now has a greater understanding of their council, their community and local government that they can apply when they return to work,” it said.