Council wins rural management challenge
Regional Council has taken out first place in the Southern Queensland Rural Management Challenge for the second year running.
Local Government Managers Australia Queensland held the challenge with host Western Downs Regional Council in Dalby. SDRC won against five other teams representing local councils from across the southern Queensland region.
The Rural Management Challenge is a development program that challenges teams made up of local council staff to work together and come up with practical yet creative ways to solve problems facing local councils.
Southern Downs Regional Council chief executive
David Keenan said the Rural Management Challenge provided a unique opportunity for council staff to develop and hone their skills while also showcasing their talents.
“Winning the Southern Queensland Rural Management Challenge two years in a row highlights that council benefits from having some of the region’s best and brightest employees,” Mr Keenan said.
“I am proud of what our staff members have achieved over the past two years and the amount of skill and talent they have displayed in winning these challenges.”
SDRC placed ahead of teams from Murweh Shire Council, Quilpie Shire Council, South Burnett Regional Council and two teams from Western Downs Regional Council to take first place.
Challenge judges score each team’s skills in communicating, presenting, negotiating and how they manage time and resources.
Teams are also judged on teamwork and the quality of the products produced.
The Rural Management Challenge is held in three areas around Queensland during September and October each year.