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:

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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2021 Councillor Development Calendar

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





Negotiation and Influencing Capabilities Thursday 7 October 9.30am-4.30pm Online Info/Register
Land Use Planning and Building (Two sessions) Wednesday 6 October &
Friday 8 October
9.30am-4.30pm OnlineInfo/Register
Discrimination Bullying and Harassment Wednesday 13 October 9.30am-1.00pm Online Info/Register
Presentation and Public Speaking SkillsWednesday 20 October1.00pm-5.00pmOnlineInfo/Register
Speed Reading Thursday 28 October 9.30am-4.30pm Online Info/Register
Social Media Friday 29 October 9.00am-3.30pm Online Info/Register
Sexual Harassment Thursday 18 November 9.30am-1.00pm Online Info/Register
Understanding Council FinancesThursday 19 November10.00am-1.00pmOnlineInfo/Register
Meeting Procedures Thursday 25 November 9.30am-4.30pm In-person Info/Register