It has been informed by member’s feedback on what is important in strengthening leadership capability and the most effective methods to engage elected members in the early days and months in their term on council. The program provides elected members with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities and offers pathways to develop their skills and leadership effectiveness.
Included in the program are the four modules that constitute South Australia’s elected member mandatory training requirements. These requirements are set out in the ‘LGA Training Standards for Council Members’. Every newly elected member must meet the requirements of the ‘Standard’ within the first 12 months of their four year term. The ‘Standard’ also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: ‘Legal Responsibilities’ (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: ‘Financial Management and Reporting’ to ensure competency.
The E&T Service has scheduled each of the four modules at Local Government House from November 2018 to February 2019. The modules are three hours in duration and are available face-to-face and online via webinar.
For further information about these sessions and to enrol, please click on the links below:
E&T is also offering in-house and hub training* for the mandatory training modules and welcomes your enquiries. (*training delivered to two or more councils at a mutually agreed location). It is recommended that the four modules be delivered over two days i.e. Module 1 & 2 (day one) and Module 3 & 4 (day two) however, E&T are happy to discuss other options to suit individual council training plans.
For further information and to book in-house and hub training please contact Emma Urvan at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 8223 2035.
For further information about the program and how E&T can assist incorporate sessions into your council training plan please contact Liz O’Flynn at email@example.com or on 8224 2044.