Leadership & Team Unity through Amalgation at Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council


Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is located in the south-east corner of New South Wales neighbouring the eastern boundary the Australian Capital Territory. The council was formed on the 12th May 2016 through a merger of the City of Queanbeyan and Palerang Council. 

QPRC’s first Colloquium programs were successfully delivered through two cohorts totalling 57 leaders; Chief Executive Officer, Directors, Managers, and Coordinators of both former organisations. GPS Learning has continued to support QPRC with the further delivery of Colloquium programs, 360 leadership assessments, coaching and executive workshops.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council  engaged Government Public Sector Learning in 2016 to support the Queanbeyan City Council and Palerang Council amalgamation. The Colloquium supported and continues to assist leaders across the organisation to unite behind a common purpose, bring organisational values to life and navigate towards a collective QPRC.

Peter Tegart, Chief Executive Officer, shares his reflections on the transformational impact that the Colloquium

  • A move away from individual agenda  and a focus towards collective thinking and engagement
  • A cohesive leadership team with shared language and an agreed way of supporting its people 
  • Crystallised a desired vision for the wider organisation and provided the diagnostics and tools to achieve this
  • Embedding an affiliate, trusting, humanistic encouraging and achievement focused culture
  • Unification of two organisations into the new Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council  continues to benefit from the GPS Colloquium:

I noticed a significant shift and was blown away by the level of trust and cohesiveness. The leadership team developed the skills and courage to openly share feedback in how each other could grow

Jody Perry

Manager People & Organisational Efficiency

Peter Tegart

Chief Executive Officer

The transformational impact of the Colloquium became contagious.  It led to the role out of further Colloquium programs for our  supervisors and team leaders… they also wanted to get in on the act

Executive and Management Team Colloquium

Manager and Coordinator Colloquium



The program met my expectations

The content is relevant to me personally

The content is relevant to my job



The program is stimulating and engaging


I would recommend the program to others


The program content was useful

The facilitator was knowledgeable

The program is stimulating and engaging




I would recommend the program to others


Does the leadership team have a shared understanding of where it is going?


Does the leadership team have a shared sense of unity?



Does the leadership team have a shared sense of empowerment?

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