Events and training

Councillor Development Program

The MAV Councillor Development Program offers a range of learning and development opportunities, to assist councillors build the skills and knowledge required to effectively perform their role as prescribed in the Local Government Act 2020.

In 2023 we will offer our training workshops as combination of Online & In Person events. Should we need to make a change based on current COVID-19 advise, we will contact registered attendees prior to the event. For more information about the current restrictions in Victoria visit:

For more information please contact

2023 Councillor Development Calendar

For detailed information such as costs and program outlines please click on the ‘Details’ link.

AICD Company Directors Course 5,12, 26 May & 2,9 June 10:00am–4:30pm Online Details
Speed ReadingThursday 1 June9:30am–4:30pmHybrid (limited spaces online)Details
Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment PreventionThursday 22 June9:30am–1:00pmOnlineDetails
Meeting Procedures WorkshopFriday 23 June10:00am–4:00pmIn-personDetails
Understanding Council Finances Thursday 13 July 10:00am–1:00pm Online Details
Advanced Council Finances 3 - Audited Financial Statements Thursday 20 July 10:00am–11:30am Online Details
Presentation & Public Speaking Skills Friday 21 July 1:00pm–5:00pm In-person Details
Gender Equality for CouncillorsThursday 17 August9:30am–3:00pmIn-personDetails
Advanced Council Finances 4 - Quarterly Finance Report Thursday 24 August 10:00am–11:00am Online Details
Social Media for Councillors Friday 25 August 9:30am–3:30pm In-person Details
Sexual Harassment Prevention Thursday 7 September 9:30am–1:00pm Online Details
Land Use Planning and Building Friday 27 October 9:30am–4:30pm In-person Details
Mayoral Induction Friday 8 December 9:30am–5:00pm In-person Details to come

Council in-house workshops

All Councillor Development Workshops,including those listed below, are available for in-house delivery.

  • Community Leadership
  • Conflict Management
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing the CEO Employment Cycle
  • Negotiation & Influencing Capabilities
  • Resilience & Wellbeing
  • Speed Reading
  • Strategic Planning & Decision Making.

Cost is based on number of participants and any additional expenses such as facilitator travel and accommodation.

For enquires about in-house delivery, please contact

Engage with us

For more information, contact:
MAV Learning and Events Support Officer
(03) 9667 5531