The power of proximity: Can clusters drive regional economic development?

Hillmarè Schulze, Director and Chief Economist at BERL, discusses the benefits of clusters, and how they can be a powerful force for regional economic development. BERL is a sponsor of our Collaborating for Results Excellence Award category.

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Organisation and People Category rounds out this year’s Excellence Awards

Rounding out the entries this year a small, but quality, field of three have entered the Award for Excellence in Organisation and People Development. These awards recognise organisational redesign, human resource management, leadership development or other means of building organisational or staff capability.

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Upcoming Events

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31 May 24 - 13 Aug 24

SOLD OUT: LG Accelerated Leadership Programme - Christchurch

This three-month programme is developed in association with the Capability Group for local government professionals and delivered by facilitators with exceptional knowledge and understanding of the sector.

International Antarctic Centre, Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand

13 Jun 24

SOLD OUT: Gala Dinner

Join us to celebrate a decade of excellence as we showcase and celebrate the outstanding people and mahi that contribute to the success of our sector.

Dominion Museum, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, New Zealand

05 Jun 24 - 03 Jul 24

Online: Writing for Local Government Decisions

This course is the flagship course in our extended capability offering, teaching a process that officers advising council can use to support decision making on local government issues and writing compelling papers for senior leaders and elected members.

Member Benefits

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These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country

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Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.

Through our sponsor Skills, we are able to provide outstanding leadership development opportunities to our Members. Entries usually open in October each year and the recipients are announced at our annual Gala Dinner in April

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Members of Taituarā's five Working Parties have the opportunity to influence and support sector activities of national importance as well as contribute to our key work programmes. Members participating in our Working Parties gain a wealth of knowledge and insight in respect to issues that are critical to local government professionals while also enhancing their leadership skills and career opportunities.

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