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April 2014

Media skills workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals and knowledge centre program

This program will assist councillors 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: Wednesday 23 April 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: Thursday 24 April 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Morwell

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: Tuesday 29 April 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Colac

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

MAV 2014 Environment Conference

April 2014

The 2014 MAV Environment Conference will focus on the big sustainability and environmental policy challenges that affect local government today, and how they will feature in the coming Victorian State election.

Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Patchwork: introductory and networking session

For current and interested users

MAV is pleased to offer an opportunity for invited users of Patchwork to network and learn from current users. The session will provide information on the practical application and a chance to use the demonstration version of Patchwork.

Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

May 2014

The Tween Years – get ready for inspiration!

PLVN Children’s & Youth Services Special Interest Group Seminar

Innovative ideas for libraries and tweens.

Date: Friday 2 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Doncaster

Media skills workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals and knowledge centre program

This program will assist councillors 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 2 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Ballarat

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Tuesday 6 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Camperdown

2014 National LG Infrastructure & Asset Management Conference

May 2014

The program showcases innovative key note presentations, case studies, latest thinking and future directions for local government infrastructure and asset management.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

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: Thursday 8 May 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Thursday 8 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Kerang

Procurement Planning and Specification Development

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

Date: Friday 9 May 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Ringwood

Improve your chairing skills

for mayors and councillors

This program will assist mayors, deputy mayors and other councillors in better understanding the skills and techniques used to effectively chair council and other meetings.

Date: Friday 9 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Dealing with difficult people and difficult situations

MAV councillor fundamentals and knowledge centre programs

This program is designed to assist anyone that deals with people whether they are colleagues, citizens, stakeholders or others. The program will improve your communication skills and assist you in achieving outcomes.

Date: Friday 9 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Wangaratta

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Seymour

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Thursday 15 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Morwell

Procurement Leaders Conference 2014

May 2014

The conference will provide a unique opportunity for current and aspiring procurement leaders to undertake an intensive 2-day program of activities designed to support their on-going development as leaders able to meet the growing strategic and operational needs of modern councils.

Date: Thursday 15 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: San Remo

Leadership and what that means to a councillor

MAV skills workshop with Phil Shanahan

This seminar, for councillors and senior managers, will examine the many dimensions of leadership in local government.

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Rapid reading program

MAV councillor fundamentals and knowledge centre programs

This mentally and physically demanding course provides a fast moving, high impact 'eye workout' that will dramatically improve your reading effectiveness - double your reading speed and raise your levels of comprehension and memory.

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Future of Local Government Conference

May 2014

The Challenge: There must be a better way, so let’s decide on it and make it happen.

Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Healthy eating forum

May 2014

This forum on healthy eating will include presentations from the State Public Health Nutritionist, Heart Foundation and some Victorian councils.

Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Dealing with difficult people and difficult situations

MAV councillor fundamentals and knowledge centre programs

This program is designed to assist anyone that deals with people whether they are colleagues, citizens, stakeholders or others. The program will improve your communication skills and assist you in achieving outcomes.

Date: Friday 23 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Annual Report Writing Workshop

May 2014

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 26 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Dam safety consequence and surveillance training session

For potentially hazardous dam owners and operators

This training session is targeted towards those responsible for the operation and maintenance of small but potentially hazardous dams and retarding basins.

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Planning 101 for health and social planners

May 2014

MAV in conjunction with PIA are offering this half day workshop on planning with a particular focus on health and wellbeing.

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2014

Time: 09:30AM

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 29 May 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Media skills workshop

MAV councillor fundamentals and knowledge centre program

This program will assist councillors 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 29 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Sale

Dealing with difficult people and difficult situations

MAV councillor fundamentals and knowledge centre programs

This program is designed to assist anyone that deals with people whether they are colleagues, citizens, stakeholders or others. The program will improve your communication skills and assist you in achieving outcomes.

Date: Thursday 29 May 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Hopetoun

Managing Contractor OH&S

Procurement

Designed specifically for the Victorian Local Government environment, this course will assist all those involved in managing contracts and contractors in developing and implementing effective Contractor OH&S Management processes.

Date: Friday 30 May 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

June 2014

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: Thursday 5 June 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Benalla

Meeting procedures workshop

June 2014

This program will assist councillors in getting the best out of council and other meetings, by covering the relevant sections of the Act, Local Laws, role of the chair, types of motions, order of debate, amendments, divisions, suspension of standing orders, notice of motion, voting, points of order, rescission motions, dissent from the chair and much more.

Date: Thursday 5 June 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Hamilton

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Thursday 12 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Public speaking and presenting skills

MAV councillor fundamentals & knowledge centre programs

This program assists councillors 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 12 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Bendigo

Meeting procedures workshop

June 2014

This program will assist councillors in getting the best out of council and other meetings, by covering the relevant sections of the Act, Local Laws, role of the chair, types of motions, order of debate, amendments, divisions, suspension of standing orders, notice of motion, voting, points of order, rescission motions, dissent from the chair and much more.

Date: Friday 13 June 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Tuesday 17 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Camperdown

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: Thursday 19 June 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Thursday 19 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Kerang

Meeting procedures workshop

June 2014

This program will assist councillors in getting the best out of council and other meetings, by covering the relevant sections of the Act, Local Laws, role of the chair, types of motions, order of debate, amendments, divisions, suspension of standing orders, notice of motion, voting, points of order, rescission motions, dissent from the chair and much more.

Date: Thursday 19 June 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Wangaratta

Local government identifying family violence

an introductory level Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF)

The MAV is pleased to partner with the Grampians Integrated Family Violence Committee and Women’s Health Grampians to offer council officers an introductory level Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) training session for Identifying Family Violence.

Date: Thursday 19 June 2014

Time: 10:30AM

Location: Warracknabeal

Public speaking and presenting skills

MAV councillor fundamentals & knowledge centre programs

This program assists councillors 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: Friday 20 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Ballarat

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Seymour

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: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Social Procurement

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: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Cultural planning in local government in Victoria

Statewide forum series, April – July 2014

This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector, across the whole of the state. It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.

Date: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Morwell

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2014

Future proofing regional Victoria - the journey of transformation

This conference will increase the knowledge and skills of local government, build collaboration across regions and equip professionals and elected decision makers with essential knowledge about best practice examples of regional planning, process improvement, current issues and policy discussions.

Date: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Chirnside Park

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2014

Future proofing regional Victoria - the journey of transformation

This conference will increase the knowledge and skills of local government, build collaboration across regions and equip professionals and elected decision makers with essential knowledge about best practice examples of regional planning, process improvement, current issues and policy discussions.

Date: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Chirnside Park

MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2014

Future proofing regional Victoria - the journey of transformation

This conference will increase the knowledge and skills of local government, build collaboration across regions and equip professionals and elected decision makers with essential knowledge about best practice examples of regional planning, process improvement, current issues and policy discussions.

Date: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Chirnside Park

Strategic thinking for success

MAV skills workshop with Phil Shanahan

The seminar will enable participants (councillors and senior managers) to consider the central importance of strategic thinking to achieve success in the increasingly complex and competitive environment in which local governments operate.

Date: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

 

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