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October 2014

Dealing with difficult people & situations

MAV councillor fundamentals

This program is designed to assist anyone that deals with people whether they are colleagues, citizens, stakeholders or others.

Date: Thursday 2 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Meeting procedures workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals

This program will assist councillors in getting the best out of council and other meetings.

Date: Friday 3 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Horsham

Community, self-reliance, limits to growth and local governance

Nicole Foss, an internationally recognised speaker on the future of society

Nicole Foss, an internationally recognised speaker on the future of society, shares her practical views on the importance of community resilience, municipalities and local scale in preparing for the looming threats including financial, energy, climate change and resource limitations such as water and food.

Date: Friday 3 October 2014

Time: 10:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Educate and innovate, RCV Spring tour

A one day workshop for all levels of council staff

Rural Councils Victoria is coming to a town near you in October! Responding to feedback from you, our member rural councils, RCV is taking a one day program full of interesting and relevant RCV activities on the road.

Date: Monday 6 October 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Hamilton

Educate and innovate, RCV Spring tour

A one day workshop for all levels of council staff

Rural Councils Victoria is coming to a town near you in October! Responding to feedback from you, our member rural councils, RCV is taking a one day program full of interesting and relevant RCV activities on the road.

Date: Tuesday 7 October 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Innovation as leadership in local government

Innovation and collaboration are the new imperatives, but how to deliver?

This conference challenges delegates to rethink how councils function from the inside out, and re-imagine how public services can help strengthen communities and improve quality of life.

Date: Wednesday 8 October 2014

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Educate and innovate, RCV Spring tour

A one day workshop for all levels of council staff

Rural Councils Victoria is coming to a town near you in October! Responding to feedback from you, our member rural councils, RCV is taking a one day program full of interesting and relevant RCV activities on the road.

Date: Thursday 9 October 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Beaufort

Planning & building 101

MAV councillor fundamentals

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: Thursday 9 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Patchwork training session

For current and interested users

Patchwork is a smart, secure web app for better team collaboration around clients and their families. This training session is for those front line workers who have an interest in learning how to use Patchwork to strengthen relationships to provide connected care to clients.

Date: Thursday 9 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Evaluation & Negotiation in LG

Procurement

Designed for all Council Officers involved in Evaluation Panels, this one-day course will develop understanding and skills across all aspects of evaluation from planning and criteria setting to probity and selection processes.

Date: Friday 10 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Leadership (Don Clayton’s leadershift program)

MAV Councillor Fundamentals

The leadershift program for councillors recognises that most councillors have at least one job on top of their community roles, including their families and their bread and butter, in many instances.

Date: Friday 10 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Public speaking and presentation skills

MAV councillor fundamentals

Councillors will learn how to prepare a presentation, dealing with nerves, how to look and how one sounds.

Date: Friday 10 October 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Wangaratta

Media skills workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals

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: Friday 10 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Geelong

Educate and innovate, RCV Spring tour

A one day workshop for all levels of council staff

Rural Councils Victoria is coming to a town near you in October! Responding to feedback from you, our member rural councils, RCV is taking a one day program full of interesting and relevant RCV activities on the road.

Date: Monday 13 October 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Warragul

The Art of Facilitating Asset-Based Community-Driven Initiatives

A workshop presented by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Bank of IDEAS

A one-day workshop is being held for community enthusiasts and community builders with an interest and commitment to Asset Based Community Driven (ABCD) philosophies and methodologies, and who want to further their facilitator skills.

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Educate and innovate, RCV Spring tour

A one day workshop for all levels of council staff

Rural Councils Victoria is coming to a town near you in October! Responding to feedback from you, our member rural councils, RCV is taking a one day program full of interesting and relevant RCV activities on the road.

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Benalla

2014/15 Summer fire campaign communications briefing

This year’s forum will provide an overview of the State’s Summer Fire campaign 2014-15, featuring presentations about the current messaging and priorities to improve community awareness and preparedness for bushfire/grassfire.

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Richmond

The future of communities - power to the people conference

Innovative ways to create vibrant communities led by active, caring and engaged citizens

This celebrated annual national event continues to focus on the fact that we are living in times of unprecedented change and complexity and that governments are becoming increasingly aware they often do not have the answers to the major challenges confronting society.

Date: Wednesday 15 October 2014

Time: 08:00AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Insurance and Risk Conference 2014

October 2014

This two day conference provides local government staff a comprehensive program covering all insurance and risk related areas.

Date: Wednesday 15 October 2014

Time: 02:00PM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Insurance and Risk Conference 2014

October 2014

This two day conference provides local government staff a comprehensive program covering all insurance and risk related areas.

Date: Thursday 16 October 2014

Time: 09:15AM

Location: Melbourne

Dealing with difficult people & situations

MAV councillor fundamentals

This program is designed to assist anyone that deals with people whether they are colleagues, citizens, stakeholders or others.

Date: Thursday 16 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Bendigo

Meeting procedures workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals

This program will assist councillors in getting the best out of council and other meetings.

Date: Thursday 16 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Insurance and Risk Conference 2014

October 2014

This two day conference provides local government staff a comprehensive program covering all insurance and risk related areas.

Date: Thursday 16 October 2014

Time: 02:00PM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Insurance and Risk Conference 2014

October 2014

This two day conference provides local government staff a comprehensive program covering all insurance and risk related areas.

Date: Thursday 16 October 2014

Time: 06:30PM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Insurance and Risk Conference 2014

October 2014

This two day conference provides local government staff a comprehensive program covering all insurance and risk related areas.

Date: Friday 17 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV planning improvement conference 2014

Operation excellence

This event will provide an opportunity for councils to review how to translate operational change into a lasting organisational culture of excellence.

Date: Friday 17 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Media skills workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals

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: Friday 17 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Horsham

Demystifying local government finance & the new reporting framework

MAV councillor fundamentals & knowledge centre programs

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: Friday 17 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Traralgon

MAV Annual Conference and Dinner 2014

October, 2014

This peak forum for Victorian local government will see high-profile speakers propose confronting ideas to stimulate discussion, extend the thinking of the sector, inspire new practices and improve performance.

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014

Time: 08:15AM

Location: Melbourne

Procurement Planning and Specification Development

This program focuses in detail on the critical steps associated with planning and specification development for successful contracts.

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Bendigo

MAV Annual Conference and Dinner 2014

October, 2014

This peak forum for Victorian local government will see high-profile speakers propose confronting ideas to stimulate discussion, extend the thinking of the sector, inspire new practices and improve performance.

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014

Time: 06:00PM

Location: Melbourne

Evaluation & Negotiation in LG

Procurement

Designed for all Council Officers involved in Evaluation Panels, this one-day course will develop understanding and skills across all aspects of evaluation from planning and criteria setting to probity and selection processes.

Date: Friday 24 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Ringwood

MAV age-friendly communities and local government national conference

A commitment to change

This conference will explore how councils can develop a vision and an all of council response to creating age-friendly communities and provide the leadership and commitment to working with older people to meet the exciting challenges of an ageing community in the 21st century.

Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Dealing with difficult people & situations

MAV councillor fundamentals

This program is designed to assist anyone that deals with people whether they are colleagues, citizens, stakeholders or others.

Date: Thursday 30 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Hamilton

Demystifying local government finance & the new reporting framework

MAV councillor fundamentals & knowledge centre programs

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: Thursday 30 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Ballarat

2014 Victorian local government multicultural issues network forum

Enhancing cultural wellbeing and cultural citizenship through arts

This forum seeks to develop the skills of professionals from local government and partner organizations to engage more fully with their culturally diverse communities through cultural development activities, including the arts.

Date: Thursday 30 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Eureka

Social media for emergency situations

Protecting your people, protecting your reputation – an essential guide for councils

This workshop addresses the importance of getting social media right during emergency situations. The workshop will be led by expert social media academic Ross Monaghan of Deakin University and Gerry McCusker, online reputation specialist at Engage ORM.

Date: Thursday 30 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Patchwork training session

For current and interested users

Patchwork is a smart, secure web app for better team collaboration around clients and their families. This training session is for those front line workers who have an interest in learning how to use Patchwork to strengthen relationships to provide connected care to clients.

Date: Thursday 30 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Meeting procedures workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals

This program will assist councillors in getting the best out of council and other meetings.

Date: Friday 31 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Geelong

Successful lobbying and influence generation

MAV councillor fundamentals plus+

The program is designed to give councillors along with relevant officers a greater insight into the skills, techniques and strategies required for successful lobbying and the generating of influence with government, both politicians and bureaucrats.

Date: Friday 31 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Kerang

November 2014

Planning & building 101

MAV councillor fundamentals

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: Thursday 6 November 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Wangaratta

Managing contracts in local government

This one-day program provides a full introduction to end-to-end contract management, tailoring modern contract management practice specifically for Victorian local government.

Date: Friday 7 November 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Successful lobbying and influence generation

MAV councillor fundamentals plus+

The program is designed to give councillors along with relevant officers a greater insight into the skills, techniques and strategies required for successful lobbying and the generating of influence with government, both politicians and bureaucrats.

Date: Friday 7 November 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Social Procurement and Economic Development

Procurement

Councils across Australia are exploring innovative new approaches to achieving social and local and regional economic development objectives through procurement, as part of their commitment to triple bottom line objectives.

Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Freight and the port: Dr Hermione Parsons and the supply chain advisory network

Dr Hermione Parsons and the Supply Chain Advisory Network

The presentation will relate to freight movements relating to the port, and the future placement of the port in Melbourne.

Date: Thursday 13 November 2014

Time: 04:00PM

Location: Melbourne

Public speaking and presentation skills

MAV councillor fundamentals

Councillors will learn how to prepare a presentation, dealing with nerves, how to look and how one sounds.

Date: Friday 14 November 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Geelong

Planning & building 101

MAV councillor fundamentals

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 14 November 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Traralgon

Public speaking and presentation skills

MAV councillor fundamentals

Councillors will learn how to prepare a presentation, dealing with nerves, how to look and how one sounds.

Date: Friday 21 November 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Improve your chairing skills (for mayors and councillors)

MAV councillor fundamentals plus+

The program will cover both the skills and techniques as well as relevant sections of the Local Government Act 1989, local laws, types of motions, order of debate, amendments, divisions, suspension of standing orders, voting, notices of motion, dissent from the chair and much more.

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Successful lobbying and influence generation

MAV Councillor Fundamentals Plus+

The program is designed to give councillors along with relevant officers a greater insight into the skills, techniques and strategies required for successful lobbying and the generating of influence with government, both politicians and bureaucrats

Date: Friday 28 November 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Ballarat

 

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