GPS Colloquium Outcomes


Eric Groth

Chief Executive Officer

I can say without hesitation and unquestionably, that there has been a significant benefit from undertaking the program

Gunnedah Shire Council utilised the Applied Management Colloquium to effectively develop leadership capability and team cohesion across the executive, manager and coordinator cohorts.


Gunnedah Shire Council is located in the north-east of New South Wales, approximately 435 kilometres from of Sydney. Gunnedah is a regional town which lies on a ridge above the Namoi and Mook Rivers. It has a population of 10,000 residents and plays an important role in the success of the local agricultural sector.

Gunnedah Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Eric Groth identified the need to develop leadership capability for all people leaders within the organisation. Gunnedah commenced their developmental program with a two day executive workshop, which was followed with a nine month executive and manager Colloquium. The success of the first two programs, supported with a 98% recommendation, led to the engagement of a second nine month coordinator and team leader Colloquium. 

Its been transformational, I've seen the team grow beyond what I would have expected. We now have a shared language which is critical in any management team. It has been a breath of fresh air, I’m extremely pleased and it is one decision that I have got right 

Eric Groth

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Groth, Chief Executive Officer at Gunnedah Shire Council shares his insights on the transformational success of the Applied Management Colloquium.

  • Personal and collective accountability
  • Shared language for all leaders, managers and coordinators
  • Engagement in unfiltered healthy conflict
  • Commitment to organisational values based behaviour
  • Direct focus to the success of the group 

The Gunnedah Shire Council leadership team benefited from their GPS Colloquium through:

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