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Mid-Western Executive and Senior Management Team.

“Allowed a greater sense of self-awareness and the potential impact that I can have on other people” ​

Mid-Western Regional Council

In May 2012, Mid-Western Regional Council, led by Chief Executive Officer, Warwick Bennett registered its senior executive team and twenty senior managers to undertake the Australian Local Government Leadership Colloquium. Based on the tremendous outcomes Mr Bennett witnessed in his  leadership team at Mid-Western, in March 2015, as CEO of Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Mr Bennett again made the decision to rollout the Australian Local Government Leadership Colloquium. Based on the success of this program, and under the direction of Mr Bennett, Goulburn Mulwaree Council has since extended their involvement to include their coordinators and team leaders.​


“I've done University courses, I've done other courses, but this was one where the whole organisation worked together. I think that's what sets this course apart from anything I've done in the last 30 years. This was an opportunity for us to learn together and we implemented everything we learnt. I just got so excited about the outcomes that we were able to achieve. Never seen anything like it in my life, never experienced it before, thrilled to bits.”   

Warwick Bennett, GM, Mid-Western Regional Council


What were the expectations going into the program?

Mid-Western council is as a large dynamic organisation. However, Chief Executive Warwick Bennett identified that key business units within the council were working in silos and this was having an impact on the effectiveness of the organisation. Therefore, the aim of the program, and something that was achieved very effectively, was enhancing organisation wide communication and collaboration and ensuring the whole team was working together for the same outcome. 

What have been the key impact areas?

One of the most compelling outcomes has been the unity of the team. The program has helped each individual better understand their role in the growth and development of the council. It has been an opportunity for the team to learn together, grow together and implement their learning together.

What feedback did participants give?

During the program, participants were asked to provide feedback on various elements of the program including the impact it was having on their performance as a leader. A snapshot of the aggregated feedback is included below.


4.75 / 5

5 / 5

4.75 / 5

4.8 / 5

9.1 / 10

The program content was useful

The facilitators were knowledgeable & engaging

The program was at the right level for me

The program is stimulating & engaging

I would recommend the program to others

“This has given me the skills that I will use thought the rest of my career”​

“This is the best learning experience I have been involved in for a team”​

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