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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.


Communities without Borders: Council Collaboration for Social Cohesion

Communities without Borders: Council Collaboration for Social Cohesion Tuesday 26 September
The 2017 Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network Annual Forum will focus on how councils can leverage their work through partnerships and collaborations to achieve better outcomes to strengthen social cohesion across their communities.
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Summer preparedness – local government briefing day

Summer preparedness – local government briefing day Tuesday 3 October
The Department of Justice is again hosting the annual summer preparedness briefing day for council communications and emergency management officers. The event will cover a number of bushfire and heat-related campaign and policy updates.
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2017 MAV Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series

2017 MAV Procurement & Contract Management Excellence Series Thursday 12 October
Our program has been designed specifically to boost your skills in procurement and contract management, with training targeted at both introductory and more advanced competency levels.
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Councillor Professional Development Training Program

Councillor Professional Development Training Program Thursday 12 October 2017 to Friday 4 May 2018 (various venues)
The MAV councillor professional development training program is a three-year, broad-based learning and development program, offering a wider range of training pathways for councillors and council officers.
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Innovation Communities For Better Outcomes Masterclass

Innovation Communities For Better Outcomes Masterclass Tuesday 17 October
This Masterclass discusses how to better manage the hard with the soft (process, systems and tools versus culture, community and collaboration) to build real solutions by collaborating with the community. In an environment of council rate capping, housing affordability issues and rising health inequalities, how can you run an effective process to address these challenges?
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BESS Advanced Training

BESS Advanced Training Wednesday 18 October
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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Social Media for Emergency Situations

Social media for Emergency situations Wednesday 18 October to Thursday 19 October
The majority of Victorians are now using social media on a daily basis. They’re connecting with friends, collaborating with workmates, seeking and sharing news easily via the web and mobile apps. When emergencies hit, communities are turning to these platforms for information and assistance. Learn when and how your council should communicate via social media.
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AICD Company Directors Course

AICD Company Directors Course Wednesday 18 October to Thursday 27 October
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course is essential for the professional development of anyone who wants to further their directorship skills and knowledge. Participants include executive and non-executive directors, CEOs and senior executives who report to boards.
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MAV Annual Conference and Dinner

MAV Annual Conference and Dinner Thursday 19 October
This year's MAV Annual Conference and Dinner will look at a number of issues facing councils today, including how councils can be embedded more into their communities.
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MAV Technology October forum

MAV Technology October forum Tuesday 31 October
This day-long forum will focus on mobility, activity-based working, collaborative business transformation and agile methodologies. We’ll hear from metro and regional councils who are at various stages of enabling and implementing these new ways of working.
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Writing our story: creating a new history

Writing our story - creating a new history Thursday 9 November
In this year's seminar, LibMark will explore the synergies in our approaches to building the 'library brand', and how we can consolidate and create a new history, a new perception and a shared identity. Let's build a brand that goes beyond place, product and logos.
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National Local Government Human Resources Conference 2017

National Local Government Human Resources Conference 2017 Wednesday 15 November to Friday 17 November
Themed 'Brave New World' the 2017 National Local Government Human Resources Conference is for all HR professionals interested in the people issues facing local governments across Australia. Hosted by Local Government NSW in partnership with all the state associations around Australia, this conference is an opportunity to hear from a range of dynamic and experienced speakers while meeting like-minded colleagues from interstate.
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Enquiries

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