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Upcoming events

April 2015

NTCA local government forest and timber industry conference

Walking tour included

With a focus on socio-economic issues and the relationship between local government and timber industry, this conference will provide challenging keynote presentations, highly participative discussions, engaging thought provokers and the opportunity to learn from and share experiences with others across Australia.

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Planning and specification development

MAV procurement and contract management training series 2015

This session provides a more detailed outline of principles of good practice procurement planning and specification development to ensure that resulting contract arrangements are effective and practical.

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

May 2015

Demystifying local government finance & the new reporting framework

MAV Councillor Fundamentals Plus+

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 7 May 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Creating accessible documents in Word and PDF

Word, InDesign and Acrobat course

This hands-on workshop teaches content authors how to create accessible Word and PDF documents that meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.

Date: Friday 8 May 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Small Town Sexy

The Art of Revitalising Small Towns and Communities

Come and spend an inspiring and practical thought-provoking day with Kim Huston (USA), author of ‘Small Town Sexy’ and president of Nelson Economic Development Agency. Kim is from Bardstown, Kentucky, USA, voted the most beautiful small town in America. She will be joined by Gilbert Rochecouste of Village Well, one of the world’s leading place-makers who has helped re-vitalise hundreds of small towns, main streets and communities over the last 25 years.

Date: Friday 8 May 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Onsite domestic wastewater forum

Wastewater management reforms

This forum will focus on upcoming reforms to the EPA Certificate of Approval process for individual onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Date: Monday 11 May 2015

Time: 10:30AM

Location: Melbourne

2015 National Local Government Infrastructure and Asset Management Conference

Maximise council sustainability

The Twelfth National Local Government Infrastructure and Asset Management Conference will continue the tradition of; quality speakers from around Australia; ‘good practice’ knowledge-sharing, tools and templates to maximise Council sustainability; and building credibility for local government to demonstrate ‘yes, we do manage our assets very well’.

Date: Thursday 14 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Spend analysis essentials for savings, efficiencies, compliance & collaboration

MAV procurement and contract management training series 2015

This course provides an overview of spend analysis methodologies and tools that are designed to identify opportunities for savings, improved compliance, local and sustainable spend and the development of category management strategies and collaboration.

Date: Friday 15 May 2015

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Sector conversation on housing strategies and residential zones

Planning and Building

This event will give councils the opportunity to understand different approaches being taken to housing strategies including the connection between housing strategies and the application of residential zones.

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015

Time: 02:00PM

Location: Melbourne

Successful lobbying

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: Thursday 21 May 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Maternal and child health nurses conference, May 2015

Video conference available

This conference will provide information about new initiatives and updates on clinical practice for maternal and child health nurses. Regional video conference sites will be available at Churchill, Horsham, Robinvale, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Robinvale

Maternal and child health nurses conference, May 2015

Video conference available

This conference will provide information about new initiatives and updates on clinical practice for maternal and child health nurses. Regional video conference sites will be available at Churchill, Horsham, Robinvale, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Warrnambool

Maternal and child health nurses conference, May 2015

Video conference available

This conference will provide information about new initiatives and updates on clinical practice for maternal and child health nurses. Regional video conference sites will be available at Churchill, Horsham, Robinvale, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Maternal and child health nurses conference, May 2015

Video conference available

This conference will provide information about new initiatives and updates on clinical practice for maternal and child health nurses. Regional video conference sites will be available at Churchill, Horsham, Robinvale, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Moe

Maternal and child health nurses conference, May 2015

Video conference available

This conference will provide information about new initiatives and updates on clinical practice for maternal and child health nurses. Regional video conference sites will be available at Churchill, Horsham, Robinvale, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Benalla

Maternal and child health nurses conference, May 2015

Video conference available

This conference will provide information about new initiatives and updates on clinical practice for maternal and child health nurses. Regional video conference sites will be available at Churchill, Horsham, Robinvale, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Horsham

Creating accessible online content

Create web and social media content meeting legislative requirements

These workshops deliver web accessibility training to members to comply with legislative requirements. This is part of a series of workshops to be delivered throughout the year based on member feedback about knowledge and skills gaps in the sector relating to the digital communication space.

Date: Friday 22 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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