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Upcoming events

September 2015

The Future of Local Food

Celebrating innovation

The 2015 conference will showcase food system innovation, strategy and inspiration for councillors and local government professionals, as well as community groups and industry professionals.

Date: Thursday 10 September 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: East Melbourne

TTV Regional Tour

Proudly hosted by West Wimmera Shire Council and Glenelg Shire Council

This year’s tour will revolve around the picturesque town of Portland and surrounding timber impacted areas.

Date: Thursday 10 September 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Portland

Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network (VLGMIN) forum 2015

Preventing Family Violence Against Women in Multicultural Communities

Organised by the Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network (VLGMIN) and hosted by Brimbank City Council, participants will hear the perspective of federal and state government representatives, workshop the difference between prevention, intervention and response approaches to family violence, and be presented with a showcase of the initiatives being undertaken at a local government level to address violence against women in multicultural communities.

Date: Thursday 10 September 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Sunshine

The Company Directors Course

September - October 2015

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is Australia’s pre-eminent organisation for both directors and those seeking to become directors. The Company Directors Course aims to enhance Councillor's own learning and development, to contribute to their councils at a higher level, and to create new opportunities for themselves.

Date: Friday 11 September 2015

Time: 08:45AM

Location: Melbourne

Social procurement and economic development

MAV procurement and contract management training series 2015

This course provides council staff with insights into how procurement can be designed to support the achievement of social outcomes and local economic development.

Date: Friday 18 September 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Writing for the web

Learn how to write effectively for online channels

Writing for the web is different to writing for print. In this workshop, you will learn content development techniques optimised for online reading habits.

Date: Friday 25 September 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

October 2015

Meeting the needs of LGBTI HACC clients - a year on

An opportunity to reflect on sector achievements

A forum for home and community care (HACC) staff to discuss and reflect on progress in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusiveness.

Date: Thursday 1 October 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Demystifying Local Government Finance & the new Reporting Framework

MAV Councillor Fundamentals Plus+

This Program is ideal for councillors wishing to increase their knowledge on Local Government Finance and Reporting arrangements, for those wanting to refresh and renew existing knowledge and those needing to be informed on new legislative arrangements.

Date: Saturday 10 October 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Nunawading

Planning & Building 101 (Demystifying the system)

MAV Councillor Fundamentals Plus+

This program is for new councillors needing to better understand the Planning and Building system. It is for the experienced councillor who not just needs a refresher but needs to understand changes to keep on top of a complex system.

Date: Friday 16 October 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Media Skills Training

MAV Councillor Fundamentals & Knowledge Centre Programs

This program will assist councillors and relevant staff in better understanding the media, more effectively preparing and managing the message, developing the skills to manage and deal with difficult questions and creating greater skills and confidence in controlling the interview.

Date: Saturday 24 October 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Nunawading

November 2015

Managing contractor OHS management

MAV procurement and contract management training series 2015

This course focuses on providing specific guidance to contract managers regarding their responsibilities to manage Contract OHS. Aligning with all the courses in the series, contractor OHS management is designed to highlight the importance of OHS considerations throughout every stage of the procurement cycle.

Date: Friday 6 November 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Governance as leadership

Good governance, our core business

Communities are crying out for their governing bodies to focus on good governance. Yet, for many institutions and governments it remains an elusive concept. Recent surveys in Victoria indicate rising levels of citizen satisfaction with Local Governments but governing well and remaining connected with the communities that Councils serve remain significant challenges in times of increasing public cynicism towards politics and representative governments.

Date: Monday 9 November 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Melbourne

2015 National local government human resources conference

Lead change and foster high performance cultures

This bi-annual conference will bring together human resource practitioners and local government management from across Australia to hear and learn about a range of contemporary and future challenges that will confront the sector.

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Time: 11:00AM

Location: Melbourne

2015 National local government human resources conference

Lead change and foster high performance cultures

This bi-annual conference will bring together human resource practitioners and local government management from across Australia to hear and learn about a range of contemporary and future challenges that will confront the sector.

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Time: 11:00AM

Location: Melbourne

2015 National local government human resources conference

Lead change and foster high performance cultures

This bi-annual conference will bring together human resource practitioners and local government management from across Australia to hear and learn about a range of contemporary and future challenges that will confront the sector.

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Time: 06:00PM

Location: Melbourne

2015 National local government human resources conference

Lead change and foster high performance cultures

This bi-annual conference will bring together human resource practitioners and local government management from across Australia to hear and learn about a range of contemporary and future challenges that will confront the sector.

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Time: 06:30PM

Location: Docklands

December 2015

Resilient cities and communities: the new global imperative

The future is now

Urban Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Shade for local government

A pre-conference to the 3rd international conference on UV and skin cancer prevention

This workshop will highlight the elements of good quality and innovative shade (both natural and built) for the parks, childcare centres, sports grounds, pools and public places.

Date: Tuesday 8 December 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: East Melbourne

 

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