EPLGA conference is set to shift focus in 2020

Shift the bull. Photos: Supplied.
Shift the bull. Photos: Supplied.

Wudinna District Council is hosting the 83rd Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) conference on February 24 and 25.

The council is excitedly preparing for the annual conference and this year's theme is '2020 Shifting Focus' presented by The Bullshift Company.

"We hope the workshop style of this years' conference provides great opportunities for collaboration, sharing experiences and learning from each other in a relaxed and fun environment," Wudinna District Council mayor, Eleanor Scholz said.

"As individual councils, our focus on providing local services and working towards our community plans easily fills each year and more."

"It's always great and encouraging to hear of each council's projects and achievements."

"Many of these are made possible through partnerships with Commonwealth, state government and neighbouring local governments."

Presenter Malcolm Dix.

Presenter Malcolm Dix.

The objective of this year's EPLGA conference workshop is to create awareness of the key Bullshift principles to help teams get more honesty, openness and straight talk at work by exploring the "Bulls" that block people's ability to be open, honest and direct and finding ways to "Shift" them.

Malcolm Dix and Lawson Reeves will be presenting at this year's conference.

Malcolm is a speaker, Bullshift facilitator, leadership coach and recovering stand up comedian with more than 20 years' experience presenting to diverse audiences across Australia.

He has worked within almost every industry imaginable.

Malcolm's natural energy, insights, empathy and great humour give him the flexibility to present the Bullshift workshops while connecting with the audience and establishing a creative and honest learning environment.

Presenter Lawson Reeves.

Presenter Lawson Reeves.

Since childhood, Lawson Reeves has had a fascination with communication and the human reaction which has led him to explore the common threads between communication and magic as an adult.

Lawson studied performing arts in Perth before moving to Melbourne where he produced and performed in multiple Melbourne Comedy Festival shows and has been part of award-winning short films, TV series and web series.

With a well-established career as a magician and performer, Lawson has performed sold out shows across Australia and has learned more than most about the magic of communication on collaboration.

He continues to explore the magic and wonder of conscious communication with his audiences through Bullshift.

The EPLGA conference will run over two days with the four main workshops being held on Tuesday, February 25.

Wudinna District Council mayor Eleanor Scholz.

Wudinna District Council mayor Eleanor Scholz.

The mayor said EPLGA members look for opportunities that will benefit the wider Eyre Peninsula.

"It was encouraging to hear the Commonwealth Government's commitment to seed funding for the multi-use deep sea port for Cape Hardy," she said.

"Here at Wudinna, we are pleased to see the recent completion of our Eyre Highway Streetscape upgrade, in Apex Park the Pump Track and Spray Park project and our joint works with the District Council of Elliston to complete the sealing of the Mt Wedge to Kyancutta Road."

"As we come together, we acknowledge the huge devastation and loss so many across Australia have experienced in a year of drought, floods and more recently so much fire."

"Our thoughts are with all, from individuals, levels of government, organisations and volunteers, who experience and assist during these events and in the tasks of recovery and rebuilding."

"With our 2020 vision equally focused on our local, as well as wider Eyre Peninsula priorities, let's be thankful for what we have and embrace opportunities in working together."

"The '2020 Shifting Focus' program is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, for which we are thankful."