The Taituarā Overseas Manager Exchange Programme is designed to provide local government managers with an opportunity to focus on their management development and career in local government through a short exchange with a partner manager in another country.

The Overseas Manager Exchange Programme is one of a range of Taituarā initiatives that provide leadership and development opportunities specifically tailored to the local government environment.

Many Taituarā members have benefited from the programme and through this professional, personal and cultural experience, most have gone back to their local authorities inspired and armed with a better perspective and increased knowledge of local government. Exchange recipients are surprised how similar the challenges faced by their overseas colleagues are to their own.

These exchanges are offered with the support of our sponsors AskYourTeam, Marsh and Civic Financial Services.

Winners of the 2021 exchanges are:

    Each exchange involves a hosted visit to the destination country and the hosting of a reciprocal visitor from that country during the time period of the Taituarā Conference.

    Apply

    Applications for the 2021 Awards, Exchanges and Scholarships will open in November 2021.

    Contact

    For more information on the Overseas Manager Exchanges, please email info@taituara.org.nz.

    2019 exchanges tell their stories

    Alan Adcock - Australia

    Alan Adcock of Whangarei District Council reports on his Overseas Manager Exchange to Queensland, Australia

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    Glenn Young - Canada

    Glenn Young of Manawatu District Council reports on his Overseas Manager Exchange to Vancouver, Canada

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    Emma Davis

    Emma Davis of Christchurch City Council reports on her Overseas Manager Exchange to USA

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    2018 exchanges tell their stories

    Sheryl Bryant - United States

    Sheryl Bryant of Palmerston North City Council reports from her Overseas Manager Exchange to the United States, sponsored by Civic Financial Services

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    Barbara Whitton - Australia

    Barbara Whitton of Western Bay of Plenty District Council reports from her Overseas Manager Exchange in Mount Gambier, South Australia - sponsored by JLT

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    Marianne Cavanagh - Australia

    Marianne Cavanagh of Whanganui District Council reports from her Overseas Manager Exchange in Queensland, Australia - sponsored by JLT

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