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 2022 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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2022 Councillor Development Calendar

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

Managing the CEO Employment CycleWednesday 19 October9.30am-1.30pmIn PersonDetails
Understanding Council Finances Thursday 20 October 10am-1pm Online Details
Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment Wednesday 26 October 9:30am-1pm Online Details
Media Training Thursday 27 October 1pm-5pm In Person Details
Sexual Harassment Prevention Thursday 3 November 9:30am-1pm Online Details
Strategic Planning and Decision Making Thursday 10 November  9:30am-4:30pm OnlineDetails
Land Use Planning & Building Thursday 17 November 9:30am-4:30pm Online Details
Meeting Procedures Friday 25 November 9:30am-4:30pm OnlineDetails
Presentation & Public Speaking Skills Thursday 1 December 1pm-5pm OnlineDetails