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Upcoming events

March 2016

The power of video in local government conference

Smile! You’re on moving pictures

This conference will showcase best practice examples of Councils engaging with communities through video.

Date: Friday 4 March 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: East Melbourne

MAV Technology March Forum

The Tools of the Trade

The forum focuses on essential IT tools and processes for delivering more cost effective and efficient council services to communities.

Date: Friday 4 March 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Nagambie

The art of creating resilient local economies & communities

Putting people first

This one-day conference will explore tools to inspire and support local economies and community-led developments.

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2016

Time: 09:30AM

Location: East Melbourne

A New Property Paradigm: Planning and Designing Inclusive Communities

With Chuck Durrett & friends

An inspiring and practical one-day conference exploring the planning and design of inclusive and sustainable communities through the Cohousing movement.

Date: Wednesday 9 March 2016

Time: 09:30AM

Location: East Melbourne

Procurement Essentials

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

This introductory level course is ideal for those new to procurement or those who have oversight of expenditure within Council. This course covers the end to end procurement cycle, planning for procurement, legislation and regulatory obligations as well as how to introduce strategic procurement. You will learn how to enable procurement to make a difference in your Council.

Date: Thursday 10 March 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Google Analytics training workshop

Advanced training in Google Analytics for council reporting

This full-day practical session will provide participants with a more comprehensive understanding of the reporting capabilities of Google Analytics and an introduction to Google Tag Manager and the Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tool).

Date: Friday 11 March 2016

Time: 09:30AM

Location: Melbourne

BESS Advanced

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard

A full day module which incorporates residential but also covers non-residential, mixed use and larger residential buildings.

Date: Thursday 17 March 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Smart Urban Futures

Building liveable, walkable, sustainable communities

This conference will be more inclusive and participative with a range of expert panels focussing on critical issues.

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016

Time: 08:30AM

Location: Melbourne

Company Directors Course

March - April 2016

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: Wednesday 30 March 2016

Time: 08:45AM

Location: Melbourne

April 2016

Spend Analysis Essentials for Savings, Efficiencies, Compliance and Collaboration

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

Learn how to apply spend analysis methodologies and tools ensuring you can identify opportunities for savings, efficiencies and increase compliance. This one day course will cover internal analysis, external factors such as economic development and how to drive fact based procurement and contract management decisions and is designed for procurement and finance professionals. It will also teach you which data sources to apply.

Date: Monday 4 April 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Planning and Specification Development

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

This course 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: Tuesday 12 April 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Social Procurement and Local Economic Development

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

This course provides Council staff with insights into how Procurement can be designed to support the achievement of social outcomes and local economic development. Frameworks for social procurement are explored as well as practical tools and methods to assist your Council to become Social Procurement ready as well as models to enable greater collaboration for regional Social procurement outcomes.

Date: Monday 18 April 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

May 2016

Evaluation, Supplier Selection and Contract Establishment

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

This one day course supports supplier selection and evaluation techniques aligned to probity and value for money. Learn key tips on setting up evaluation criteria for the quotation and tender stage to ensure the right supplier is selected. 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: Tuesday 3 May 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Contract Management Essentials in Local Government

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

This course provides essential information on the contract management life-cycle including foundation insights to procurement principals. This course compliments any professional who manages a supplier agreement pre or post contract award and will provide valuable tools and tips to effectively manage outcomes and performance. Covered in this course is probity and risk, measures and metrics to track performance and techniques to drive contract performance.

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

June 2016

Advanced Contract Management (2 days)

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

This two day advanced course is designed for those managing high risk, complex contracts and individuals who have an intermediate level of knowledge in this area. A large portion of value is extracted (or lost) post contract award. Through advanced contract management, you can manage risk, increase innovation reduce waste and increase efficiency.

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

Probity and Risk Management (half day)

Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

This course explores probity and risk management principals through the procurement life-cycle. Included in this course are elements such as conflicts of interest, awareness of corruption, consistent and transparent approaches with suppliers and ethical warning signs. This course is designed for those with authority or sign off to procurement or those involved in procurement activities.

Date: Thursday 9 June 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

September 2016

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 9 September 2016

Time: 09:00AM

Location: Melbourne

 

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