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Upcoming events

October 2014

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

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

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

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: Wangaratta

East west link eastern section local government briefing

East West Link Eastern Section

Due to recent announcements relating to the East West Link Eastern Section, the Linking Melbourne Authority have agreed to come and provide a local government briefing on the project.

Date: Friday 31 October 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

November 2014

Melbourne Water flood strategy workshop

The workshop will provide an opportunity for councils to hear about the first steps in the development of Melbourne Water’s flood strategy, provide feedback and discuss council involvement in the future development of the strategy.

Date: Wednesday 5 November 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

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

PLVN Children’s & Youth Services Special Interest Group

Professional Development Workshop

Visit this exciting new library, and experience the great architecture, fittings, services and equipment!

Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Docklands

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

Safer road design for older pedestrians

Consultation Workshop

We invite you to attend a local government workshop to hear the early research results and to share ideas on infrastructure treatments and operational solutions to improve road safety for older pedestrians.

Date: Monday 17 November 2014

Time: 10:00AM

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 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

December 2014

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: Tuesday 2 December 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV mayoral program

For new and returning mayors

This full day program is designed to draw out the real world challenges and experiences of Mayors and provide a rich opportunity to learn, debate, challenge and understand the complexities of being Mayor.

Date: Thursday 4 December 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Technology Forum, December 2014

Public wi-fi, open data and major projects

This forum is to discuss public wi-fi, open data and major projects.

Date: Thursday 4 December 2014

Time: 01:30PM

Location: Melbourne

MAV Technology Forum, December 2014

Public wi-fi, open data and major projects

This forum is to discuss public wi-fi, open data and major projects.

Date: Thursday 4 December 2014

Time: 06:00PM

Location: Melbourne

 

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