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Upcoming events

We hold over 100 events and professional development seminars each year. Browse the list below or see key dates for 2017 and upcoming MAV Insurance events.

Alternatively, find out more about our professional development program.

Many of our events can be ​sponsored, find out about our sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.


2017 MAV Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

2017 MAV Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series Thursday 24 August to Thursday 12 October
Our program has been designed specifically to boost your skills in procurement and contract management, with training targeted at both introductory and more advanced competency levels.
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Level crossing removals - unknown unknowns and unintended consequences for local councils

Level crossing removals - unknown unknowns and unintended consequences for local councils Wednesday 30 August
A recent study of the Victorian Level Crossing Removal project by Dr David Mepham found a number of significant access impacts that pose a risk to local amenity and economy, which typically fall to local government to address. Dr Mepham will facilitate this workshop to understand and remediate the issues arising from the level crossing removal project.
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Whatever the problem: community is the answer

Whatever the problem: community is the answer Tuesday 5 September
Empowering communities: from intentions to actions is an inspiring day with Margaret Wheatley, one of the world's most sought after and influential throught leaders. This event will explore the 2017 Future of Local Government Declaration; "To play a valued and effective role in a new system of cummunity based governance, councils need to legislsate flexbility and scope to take further steps along the road to localism."
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2017 Sustainable Communities National Summit

2017 Transition Communities National Summit Wednesday 6 September to Thursday 7 September
By 2050, there will be an increase of 6.4 billion people in the world, almost double from 2010. The Transition Movement is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as energy constraints, climate change and the economic crisis.
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Social media for local government workshop and Masterclass

Social media for local government Thursday 7 September to Friday 8 September
Social media allows local government to quickly and effectively distribute information to stakeholders, but it’s more than just creating viral or “thumb stopping” content. Social media for local government is a one-day program with an optional half-day mobile and online video production Masterclass.
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Councillor Professional Development Training Program

Councillor Professional Development Training Program Thursday 7 September to Friday 4 May 2018 (various venues)
The MAV councillor professional development training program is a three-year, broad-based learning and development program, offering a wider range of training pathways for councillors and council officers.
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Public Libraries Victoria Network Children's and Youth Services Professional Development Forum

Public Libraries Victoria Network Children and Youth Services Professional Development Forum Friday 8 September
The Public Libraries Victoria Network Children's and Youth Services September forum has a central focus on programming for Tween’s with presentations from Victorian Public Library Children's and Youth Services staff.
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MAVHACK

MAVHACK Tuesday 12 September to Thursday 14 September
MAVHACK will bring together subject matter experts and service users from councils, business, government, academia and the community to work together over two days to find new approaches for addressing disabled parking, illegal dumping of waste and poor recycling practices planning.
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BESS Training

BESS Advanced Wednesday 13 September (other dates available)
Half-day and full day training courses on how to use the BESS tool to assess the sustainability performance of buildings, including large and small residential, non-residential and mixed use developments.
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Understanding Local Government Workshop

Understanding Local Government Workshop Friday 15 September
This workshop will assist council employees in developing a deeper understanding the functions, roles, responsibilities, history and relevant legislation of the Victorian Local Government sector.
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Engagement LAB: how to innovate community and staff engagement

Engagement LAB: how to innovate community and staff engagement Wednesday 20 September
It can be challenging to engage people nowadays. Their time is precious. There are plenty of competing priorities. In this stimulating one-day workshop with 'Changeologist' Les Robinson you'll experience ways to design community and workplace engagement projects that people will want to participate in.
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Communities without Borders: Council Collaboration for Social Cohesion

Communities without Borders: Council Collaboration for Social Cohesion Tuesday 26 September
The 2017 Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network Annual Forum will focus on how councils can leverage their work through partnerships and collaborations to achieve better outcomes to strengthen social cohesion across their communities.
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AICD Company Directors Course

AICD Company Directors Course Wednesday 18 October to Thursday 27 October
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course is essential for the professional development of anyone who wants to further their directorship skills and knowledge. Participants include executive and non-executive directors, CEOs and senior executives who report to boards.
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Writing our story: creating a new history

Writing our story - creating a new history Thursday 9 November
In this year's seminar, LibMark will explore the synergies in our approaches to building the 'library brand', and how we can consolidate and create a new history, a new perception and a shared identity. Let's build a brand that goes beyond place, product and logos.
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National Local Government Human Resources Conference 2017

National Local Government Human Resources Conference 2017 Wednesday 15 November to Friday 17 November
Themed 'Brave New World' the 2017 National Local Government Human Resources Conference is for all HR professionals interested in the people issues facing local governments across Australia. Hosted by Local Government NSW in partnership with all the state associations around Australia, this conference is an opportunity to hear from a range of dynamic and experienced speakers while meeting like-minded colleagues from interstate.
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Enquiries

Contact us on 03 9667 5555 or events@mav.asn.au.