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Management Challenge

The Australasian Management Challenge is a simulation-based team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes - the types of issues that a senior management team in a local government would most likely face.

The teams are challenged to respond to a series of tasks in a unique one-day, fast paced, 'pressure cooker" environment. Some tasks will require written responses (such as a council report or recommendation document), some will take the form of role plays or presentations and the teams are also scored on observations of how well they display energy, synergy, effectiveness and creative thinking.

Who should enter?

Anyone! You don't have to be a manager to enter - the Management Challenge is about developing people, including future leaders!
The many thousands of local government employees who have participated in the Management Challenge have demonstrated that almost any local government officer with the right attitude will take away enduring benefits from the experience.

Too small? Too far away? Probably not!

Sometimes local governments feel they are too small to field a competitive team. However, this can also be an advantage because you may already have a highly functioning, close knit team! You could also consider entering a composite team - made up of members of your own local government plus one or more other local governments. In 2018, a composite team from Tasmania won the Regional Event and went on to compete in the National Final.
There is also a Smaller local government subsidy available for local governments or groups of local governments in a composite team that have less than 20,000 residents. The subsidy is a $1,500 discount on the entry fee.


Register online at www.managementchallenge.com.au
On confirmation of your entry, an invoice and all the information you need to get started will be provided.
Early bird registrations close 29 November 2019
Registrations close 14 February 2020

Management Challenge Brochure

WA challenge

Venue: Trinity College, 230 Hampden Road Crawley

Challenge Dates

The WA regional final is a one-day event that will take place between 14-15 May 2020.
The Australasian final will be held in Queensland in August 2020


The early bird team fee is: $5350 (Excl. GST)
The regular team fee is:
$5750 (Excl. GST)
To be eligible for the early bird fee payment must be made by 29 November 2019.


Cancellation fees apply as follows:
Before 14 February 2020: 25% of fee
Between 15 February and 15 March 2020: 50% of fee
After 16 March 2020: 100% of fee

Contact Details

For information on the WA event:
Western Australia Office
Phone: (08) 9271 1136