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

 

Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

Wednesday 3 March

9.30am-1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

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Sexual Harassment Prevention

Wednesday 10 March

9.30am-1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Strategic Planning and Decision Making

Friday 12 March (Session 1)
Friday 19 March (Session 2)

9.30am-1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Media Training for Councillors

Thursday 18 March

1:00pm-5:00pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Meeting Procedures

Wednesday 31 March

9.30am-1.30pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Understanding Council Finances

Wednesday 21 April

10am-1.00pm

TBC

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Strategic Planning and Decision Making

Friday 23 April (Session 1)
Friday 30 April (Session 2)

9.30am-1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

More info/Register

Land Use Planning & Building

Wednesday 5 May

9.30am-4.30pm

TBC

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Councillor

Friday 7 May (Session 1)
Friday 14 May (Session 2)

9.30am-1.00pm

TBC

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Speed Reading

Wednesday 26 May

9.30am-4.30pm

In-person

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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

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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

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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

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Coming Soon!

The following councillor development workshops will also be available soon. Bookmark this page to stay posted. Notifications of future workshops will also be sent to Governance Officer and Councillor Support Officers. Program enquiries contact learningandevents@mav.asn.au or call (03) 9667 5531.

  • Community Leadership and Advocacy
  • Company Directors Course
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Negotiating and Influencing Skills
  • Resilience and Wellbeing
  • Social Media and Cyber Safety