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Upcoming events

November 2014

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

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

Sector conversation on planning and building enforcement

December 2014

This workshop will give councils the opportunity to understand the different approaches being taken to planning and building enforcement including multi-disciplinary responses and specific issue campaigns.

Date: Wednesday 10 December 2014

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Native vegetation regulations

DEPI Native Vegetation Support Team (Melbourne)

This session is for local government staff involved in the implementation of Clause 52.16 and Clause 52.17 with DEPI Native Vegetation Support Team (Melbourne).

Date: Wednesday 10 December 2014

Time: 01:30PM

Location: Melbourne

Sector conversation about the results of the VBA audit

December 2014

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has undertaken an audit of building permit files relating to the administrative and technical requirements of the Building Act and Regulations. The VBA will outline the results of the audit and highlight matters of particular relevance to local government. This will be followed by a sector workshop to discuss potential improvement ideas.

Date: Monday 15 December 2014

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

February 2015

Social media for rural and regional councils

Integrating online communication to your community engagement work

This session is for local government employees whose role involves communication or community engagement.

Date: Thursday 19 February 2015

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Melbourne

April 2015

Company Directors Course

April - May 2015

Many councillors have completed the Company Directors Course to enhance their own learning and development, contribute to their councils at a higher level and create new opportunities for themselves. This course is being offered through the MAV for councillors and senior local government officers only.

Date: Thursday 23 April 2015

Time: 08:45AM

Location: Melbourne