LEADERSHIP TEAM COLLEGIALITY
BASS COAST SHIRE COUNCIL
GPS Colloquium Outcomes
at Bass Coast Shire Council
CEO Bass Coast Shire Council
My expectations were exceeded in every area. It’s a wonderful program and can be a life-changing experience in your personal and working life
Bass Coast Shire Council utilised the Colloquium to develop leadership skills for all people leaders and improve working relationships across the organisation.
Bass Coast Shire Council is located in the south-eastern part of Victoria, approximately 125 kilometres from Melbourne. It covers an area of 866 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 36,000.
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer Allan Bawden had observed the need to develop all levels of the organisations leadership. Utilising the Applied Management Colloquium, this included the engagement of the executive, manager and coordinator cohorts.
The power and influence of involving so many staff in one program was transformational. All participants stepped up in their leadership roles in a way that was apparent to all in the organisation. There was a real sense of confidence and an air of optimism that they were better equipped to meet future challenges and make a real difference in the community.
I would commend the Colloquium to any Chief Executive who wants to invest in their people and develop their leadership potential.
Chief Executive Officer
Allan Bawden, Chief Executive Officer, Bass Coast Shire Council shares his reflections of the Colloquium and the transformational impact of the program for his entire leadership team.
The Bass Coast Shire Council executive team, managers and coordinators benefited from their GPS Colloquium through:
- The importance of taking personal responsibility for one’s own actions.
- The leadership team having a shared sense of engagement.
- The need to inspire each participant’s own team members.
Bass Coast Shire Council Elected Member Abridged Colloquium
Bass Coast Shire Council Coordinator Colloquium