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:

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2023 Councillor Development Calendar

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

Gender Equality for CouncillorsThursday 26 October9:30am–3:00pmOnlineDetails
Land Use Planning and Building Friday 27 October 9:30am–4:30pm In-person Details
Mayoral Induction Thursday 7 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