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Upcoming events

May 2015

Annual report writing workshop

Assisting officers to prepare their 2014-15 annual reports

This workshop will provide officers with training on best practice annual reporting and aims to support the continuous improvement of local government annual reporting.

Date: Monday 25 May 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV LEAP social procurement category management

Assisting councils to implement social procurement strategies

The social procurement category management session will be a great opportunity for procurement and economic development professionals looking to make a difference in their local communities, but are not sure where to start.

Date: Wednesday 27 May 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

2015 Future of local government national summit

Explore the concept of the Virtual Council

The eleventh future of local government (FOLG) national summit is all about the sector acknowledging that LG is facing unprecedented challenges: is it the perfect storm or a great opportunity? The 2013 Summit features an outstanding array of international and Australian speakers discussing these future directions and case studies.

Date: Thursday 28 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Procurement essentials

MAV procurement and contract management training series 2015

This course is designed for all staff who have the ability to commit and approve expenditure within your council. It provides an overview of the legislative and regulatory obligations, standards of probity, purchasing processes as well as outlining the strategic nature of procurement.

Date: Friday 29 May 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

June 2015

BESS Advanced

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard

A full day module which incorporates residential but also covers non-residential, mixed use and larger residential buildings.

Date: Thursday 4 June 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

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: Thursday 4 June 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Meeting procedures workshop

MAV Councillor Fundamentals Plus+

This program is ideal for councillors wishing to improve, renew and refresh their skills, confidence and understanding of meeting conduct and procedures. This program will assist Councillors in getting the best out of Council and other meetings.

Date: Thursday 4 June 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Art as a tool for creating vibrant neighbourhoods and healthy communities

With Jim Diers (Seattle, USA)

This workshop will cover the keys to getting broad and inclusive community participation in art projects, using art to leverage other community assets and the role of local government as well as the professional artist in the process.

Date: Friday 5 June 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

BESS Domestic (1-10 dwellings)

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard

A half day module which focuses on smaller residential applications of up to 10 dwellings.

Date: Thursday 11 June 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

MAV Councillor Fundamentals

This program assists Councillors and staff in being more accomplished and more confident public speakers. Councillors will learn how to prepare a presentation, dealing with nerves, how to look and how one sounds.

Date: Thursday 11 June 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Economic development – nurturing your local community workshop

identify, prioritise and action economic development opportunities

This workshop is based on RCV’s Economic Development Guidelines 2014, adapted from Local Government Association Queensland’s award winning Economic Development and Investment Attraction Guidelines.

Date: Thursday 11 June 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Local government forum: FOI, privacy and protected disclosures

Partnered by FOI Solutions

This forum will cover freedom of information, privacy and protected disclosures, as well as other council-specific legislation.

Date: Monday 15 June 2015

Time: 08:45AM

Location: Melbourne

BESS Advanced

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard

A full day module which incorporates residential but also covers non-residential, mixed use and larger residential buildings.

Date: Thursday 18 June 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Dealing with Difficult People & Situations

MAV Councillor Fundamentals

This Program is ideal for councillors and professionals in Local Government wishing to improve, renew and refresh their ability to negotiate and problem solve when confronted with difficult people, difficult conversations and difficult events.

Date: Thursday 18 June 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Understanding local government

MAV training workshop

This program helps new and longstanding council staff to understand local government, it’s role, responsibilities and history.

Date: Monday 22 June 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Local government identifying family violence - Camperdown

An introductory level Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF)

The MAV is partnering with Corangamite Shire Council and Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West to offer council officers an introductory level Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) training session for Identifying Family Violence.

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2015

Time: 10:30AM

Location: Camperdown

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2015

Plan – To deliver on bold ambition

This conference will be on why we plan and sharing successful international, national and local examples of how we can better deliver on what we set out to achieve.

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Marysville

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2015

Plan – To deliver on bold ambition

This conference will be on why we plan and sharing successful international, national and local examples of how we can better deliver on what we set out to achieve.

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Marysville

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2015

Plan – To deliver on bold ambition

This conference will be on why we plan and sharing successful international, national and local examples of how we can better deliver on what we set out to achieve.

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Marysville

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: Thursday 25 June 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2015

Plan – To deliver on bold ambition

This conference will be on why we plan and sharing successful international, national and local examples of how we can better deliver on what we set out to achieve.

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015

Time: 06:30PM

Location: Marysville

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2015

Plan – To deliver on bold ambition

This conference will be on why we plan and sharing successful international, national and local examples of how we can better deliver on what we set out to achieve.

Date: Friday 26 June 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Marysville

July 2015

Media Skills Workshops

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: Thursday 2 July 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

BESS Domestic (1-10 dwellings)

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard

A half day module which focuses on smaller residential applications of up to 10 dwellings.

Date: Thursday 16 July 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

BESS Advanced

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard

A full day module which incorporates residential but also covers non-residential, mixed use and larger residential buildings.

Date: Thursday 23 July 2015

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Councillor Development Weekend 2015

Councillor training, development and networking

The 17th MAV Councillor Development Weekend is the principle training, development and networking event for Victorian councillors and mayors.

Date: Friday 24 July 2015

Time: 06:00PM

Location: Torquay

MAV Councillor Development Weekend 2015

Councillor training, development and networking

The 17th MAV Councillor Development Weekend is the principle training, development and networking event for Victorian councillors and mayors.

Date: Friday 24 July 2015

Time: 06:00PM

Location: Torquay

MAV Councillor Development Weekend 2015

Councillor training, development and networking

The 17th MAV Councillor Development Weekend is the principle training, development and networking event for Victorian councillors and mayors.

Date: Friday 24 July 2015

Time: 06:00PM

Location: Torquay

Evaluation, negotiation, supplier selection and contract establishment

MAV procurement and contract management training series 2015

This session provides a detailed outline of key processes to support good probity management, value for money outcomes and successful contracts. Designed for staff either currently involved in quotation/tender evaluations or about to do so, participants will come away with practical skills applicable in the local government context.

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

August 2015

Managing contracts in local government

MAV procurement and contract management training series 2015

This session will help identify the importance of all phases of the procurement life-cycle to ensure effective contract management outcomes.

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

September 2015

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

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: Thursday 17 September 2015

Time: 09:30AM

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

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

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: 06:30PM

Location: Docklands

 

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