Contributing to the learning and leadership development for Officers in Local Government
LGPro Mentoring Program

About the Program

LGPro has launched a new and exciting Mentoring Program for professionals working in Local Government throughout Victoria.

This cross-council program brings together Council Officers from all levels to learn from each other by sharing knowledge, expertise and skills. It enables those seeking professional development (mentees) and those sharing their knowledge (mentors) to gain new perspectives and insights into the many rewarding career and leadership opportunities in Local Government in Victoria.


To support the professional development and growth of people working in Local Government in Victoria by sharing skills and knowledge across the sector.


Sector Wide

To develop and retain talented people within the Victorian Local Government sector by encouraging communication between new and experienced professionals working in the field.


To build Council capacity by providing a ‘safe space’ for the development of leaders and future leaders at all levels of the organisation.


To provide opportunities for mentors to contribute to the wellbeing of the sector by passing on their knowledge and experience to others. To also help mentors enhance their leadership skills through reflection on their own practices and exposure to new ideas, interests and opportunities for challenge.


To enable mentees to self-manage their professional development in a ‘safe place’ where they can gain independent, objective perspectives and enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence

Program Intake & Training Dates

Series 1 (2018)

  • Program Orientation Day - Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Mid-Program Review Workshop - Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Final Program Debrief Workshop - Thursday 15 November 2018

Series 2 (2018)

  • Program Orientation Day - Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • Mid-Program Review Workshop - Wednesday 28 November 2018
  • Final Program Debrief Workshop - Thursday 11 April 2019

Local Government ProfessionalsLGPro is the peak body for Local Government professionals in Victoria. It develops and delivers high quality professional development activities and services, facilitates positive communication between the sector and the State and Federal Governments, representing the views of officers where this expert advice is required in the consultation process on legislation and policy and program development.

Local Government Professionals - Level 3/58 Lorimer Street Docklands VIC 3008 - 03 9268 6400 -