The Councillor Development Weekend is designed for newly elected councillors and re-elected councillors. It is a weekend forum to participate in sector-based workshops that outline the role and responsibilities of councillors, coupled with inspirational key note speakers from a range of celebrated Australians.
This is an ideal forum for building and strengthening relationships, robust discussions, leadership inspiration and family activities.
2015 forum participants enjoyed inspirational presentations from:
- 2012 Australian National Living Treasure Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
- 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.
Workshops from the 2015 Councillor Development Weekend included topics such as:
- finance, rates and economic outlook
- tolerance, free speech and terrorism
- climate change
- understanding and responding to community campaigns (against council)
- managing relationships
- CEO KPIs.
Family activities were organised in the 2015 program including:
- challenges of being married to a councillor
- Kids Club.
The next Councillor Development Weekend will be held in July 2017.
For more information, contact:
Councillor Development Coordinator
03 9667 5549