Effective Decision Making for Councillors

We provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications (local government specific) and council-specific non-accredited short courses as well as other professional development training options.

This workshop is suitable for both newly elected and returning members and provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of Elected Members, the local government environment and council operating procedures.  

It recognises the personal and community influences upon councillors who need to perform their role in a due diligence environment. Topics include:

Governing and Democracy

  • Acting as a governing body
  • Governance processes
  • People to make the system work

The Council – A team of equals

  • The extended team
  • The greater team
  • The administration
  • Democratic systems

Decision making processes and role

  • Formal council meeting
  • Agenda briefings
  • Concept forums
  • Debate
  • Strategic decisions
  • Governing body- rule making decisions
  • Making decisions
  • Influencing factors
  • Community input
  • Councillors as decision makers
  • Councillors as community representatives
  • Lobbying by applicants and objectors
  • Being part of the solution
  • CEO to implement the decisions
  • Status reports
  • Free to disagree

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Upcoming Dates:

    9 October 2024, 9am-3pm
    Virtual Classroom