Net­work­ing op­por­tu­nity

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North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil’s fi­nan­cial ser­vices man­ager Jay Petty has won a schol­ar­ship to at­tend a con­fer­ence de­voted to de­vel­op­ing women’s po­ten­tial in lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

Ms Petty will par­tic­i­pate in the LGPRO Women’s Pro­fes­sional De­vel­op­ment Con­fer­ence, which pro­vides net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for women in lo­cal gov­ern­ment, in Mel­bourne later this month.

Ms Petty suc­cess­fully ap­plied for a schol­ar­ship to fund her at­ten­dance, ac­com­mo­da­tion and travel costs at the sum­mit.

“My ap­pli­ca­tion was based around the chance to meet other women who work in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment sec­tor and learn from shared ex­pe­ri­ences about how to un­der­stand and master the work-life balance,” she said.

“I think North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil is an or­gan­i­sa­tion which em­ploys many women who have a lot of po­ten­tial.

“I’m hop­ing this ex­pe­ri­ence will help me to as­sist these women in be­ing part of their de­vel­op­ment jour­ney and

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North­ern Grampians chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Bai­ley said Ms Petty’s suc­cess was in­dica­tive of the coun­cil’s com­mit­ment to de­vel­op­ment and train­ing, which or­gan­i­sa­tion leaders hoped to in­still in all em­ploy­ees.

“We are an or­gan­i­sa­tion that aims to em­power our staff to seek out fur­ther train­ing and de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and Jay’s suc­cess in this in­stance is a shin­ing ex­am­ple of that ob­jec­tive,” he said.

“Ev­ery­one at North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil con­grat­u­lates Jay on this op­por­tu­nity.

“We look for­ward to her shar­ing her new-found knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence with not just the women of the NGSC, but the or­gan­i­sa­tion as a whole.”

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