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.
Each exchange involves a hosted visit to the destination country and the reciprocal hosting of a visitor from that country during the time period of Taituarā Conference 2023.
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.
There were four winners of this year's Overseas Manager Exchanges which were announced at our 2023 Gala Dinner in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on 8 June 2023.
Overseas Manager Exchanges were not awarded in 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more about the winners of the 2021 Awards, Exchanges and Scholarships.