Events and training

Councillor professional 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

Due to the coronavirus (COIVD-19) pandemic and ongoing restrictions in Victoria, all training workshops will be delivered online until further notice. We will update our approach based on the COVID-19 advice and contact registered attendees prior to the event to confirm the meeting format and location. For more information about the current restrictions in Victoria visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information please contact learningandevents@mav.asn.au.

2021 Councillor Development Calendar

For detailed information such as costs and program outlines please click on the ‘More info/register’ links.

Course

Date

Time

Format

 

Understanding Council Finances

Wednesday 21 April

10.00am–1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Social Media

Starts: Thursday, 22 April
Ends: Thursday, 13 May
(Inclusive of four sessions)

 

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Land Use Planning & Building

Wednesday 5 May

9.30am–4.30pm

TBC

More info/Register

Child Safe Standards & Reportable Conduct Scheme Wednesday 12 May 10.30am–11.30am Online (Zoom) More info/Register
Negotiating and Influencing Capabilities Thursday 20 May 9.30am–4.30pm In-Person More info/Register

Speed Reading

Wednesday 26 May

9.30am–4.30pm

In-person

More info/Register

AICD Company Directors Course Online

Starts: Friday, 28 May
Ends: Friday, 25 June

9.30am–4.00pm Online (Zoom) More info/Register

Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

Wednesday 2 June

9.30am–1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Presentation and Public Speaking Skills

Wednesday 2 June

1:00pm– 5:00pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Meeting Procedures

Thursday 3 June

9.30am–1.30pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Conflict Management – How to bury
the hatchet for Councillors

Thursday 10 June

9.30am–4.30pm

In-person

More info/Register

Understanding Council Finances

Friday 11 June

10am–1.00pm

TBC

More Info/Register

Land Use Planning & Building

Wednesday 16 June

9.30am–4.30pm

TBC

More info/Register

Effective Communication Skills Thursday, 17 June 9.30am–4.30pm In-Person More info/Register

Sexual Harassment Prevention

Wednesday 23 June

9.30am–1.00pm

TBC

More info/Register

Dealing with Difficult People – Mad,
Bad, Sad, Tears, Abuse & Threats for Councillors

Thursday 24 June

9.30am–4.30pm

TBC

More info/Register

Community Leadership Thursday 22 July 9.30am–4.30pm In-Person More info/Register
Social Media Friday 30 July 9.30am–4.30pm In-Person More info/Register
Emotional Intelligence Wednesday 4 August 9.30am–4.30pm In-Person More info/Register
Resilience and Wellbeing Wednesday 1 September 9.30am–4.30pm  More info/Register