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.

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, Civic Financial Services, and Marsh.

      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.

      2023 Overseas Manager Exchange

      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.

      Previous winners

      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.

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