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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.


Emergency Management Consultation Sessions 2017

Emergency Management Consultation Sessions 2017 Wednesday 1 March to Tuesday 7 March

The MAV is running a series of consultation sessions with councils on emergency management. Sessions are being held at Traralgon, Bendigo, Ballarat, Wangaratta and Melbourne.

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Inclusive Aged & Disability Service Workshops

Inclusive Aged & Disability Service Workshops March to September

Training will be delivered by reputable providers who work with councils in the area of focus. Staff will hear from presenters about how they work with councils to build on their efforts to deliver aged and disability services that are accessible to and inclusive of all residents.

The first workshop of the series will focus on Indigenous residents and run on Tuesday 14 March.

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Procurement Leaders Conference 2017

Procurement Leaders Conference 2017 Thursday 2 March to Friday 3 March
The MAV Procurement Leaders Conference provides a unique opportunity for procurement staff across local governments in Victoria to share, grow and collaborate.
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MAV Strategic Planning Sessions 2017​

MAV Strategic Planning Sessions 2017 Thursday 2 March to Friday 10 March
Eight consultation sessions are being held across the state to provide an important opportunity for members to influence the MAV’s work priorities and inform development of our 2017-18 Strategic Work Plan.
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Delivering Urban Transit Infrastructure: Land Value Capture as a New Source of Funding

Delivering Urban Transit Infrastructure: Land Value Capture as a New Source of Funding Friday 3 March
Councils will increasingly need to seek new funding sources for strategic infrastructure projects. This workshop, facilitated by George Hazel, will focus on global best practice knowledge on land value capture methodologies.
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Councillor Development Program

Councillor Development Program Friday 3 March to Friday 23 June
MAV Training’s councillor development program has been designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to support councillors to perform their role as defined in the Local Government Act 1989.
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Authentic Community Engagement & Placemaking Skills to Create Great Places

Councillor Development Program Thursday 9 March

An inspiring half-day briefing demystifying the practical art and science of empowering community engagement and placemaking processes. Joining us on the day will be special guest community engagement expert Gilbert Rochercouste. You'll learn tools and placemaking principles to create more resilient, vibrant and just communities.

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Local Government Road Safety Forum

Local Government Road Safety Forum Tuesday 14 March

For the first time, MAV is hosting a local government road safety forum. This half day event has secured a prestigious international speaker, Jesper Solund, Head of Documentation at the Danish Road Safety council. Jesper will be presenting on strategic planning for road safety in Denmark, amongst other topics.

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Hacktivation: Transforming Local Government in the Innovation Era

Hacktivation local government conference Wednesday 15 March to Thursday 16 March

What does it mean to be a contemporary, agile and responsive organisation of the future? This two-day local government conference will focus on skills development (learning through doing) for anyone with an interest in local government.

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Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series 2017

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series 2017 Wednesday 15 March to Thursday 25 May

This series incorporated a variety of courses, designed to build general and more specific skills in procurement and contract management within the context of local government.

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Emerging Technologies & Data Directions

Emerging Technologies & Data Directions Monday 20 March
Full day forum that explores how leading councils are preparing for the anticipated impacts of driverless vehicles, 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies. This event is free for MAV members only, but places are limited so register early.
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BESS Training

BESS Advanced Wednesday 22 March (other dates will be 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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'Leading in Uncertainty and Complexity' with Diana Renner

Leading in Uncertainty and Complexity with Diana Renner Thursday 23 March
A one-day workshop lead by special guest Diana Renner codirector and cofounder of the Unvharted Leadership Institute. Local government leaders HR and OD staff training and development staff and will learn to develop more self-awareness and comfort with abiguity and uncertainty, explore techniques to more effectively understand the nature of complex challenges, learn new tools for making progess in uncertain situations.
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Smart Urban Futures 2017

Smart Urban Futures 2017 Tuesday 28 March to Wednesday 29 March
This conference will provide both inspiration and practical pathways for delivering smart urban futures, no matter how large or small your community. It will include a genuine conversation about the barriers that are holding us back and ways to overcome them.
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State-wide Maternal and Child Health Conference

State-wide Maternal and Child Health Conference Friday 21 April
This conference will provide an opportunity for the MCH workforce to come together and learn about a range of subjects and areas that impact on the Maternal and Child Health Service.
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Rural and Regional Planning Conference

Rural and Regional Planning Conference Thursday 29 June to Friday 30 June
This years' conference considers a range of alternative approaches to planning and shaping communities with a focus on sustainability. Economic, social and environmental challenges that Victorian planners face now and in the future will also be explored.
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Enquiries

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