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Elected Member Leadership Development Program

 

The LGA’s Education and Training Service is excited to bring you its ‘Elected Member Leadership Development Program’ -  to download a printable copy of the program please click here

 

This program is a series of professional development opportunities for continuing and newly Elected Members. It is designed specifically for the local government sector in South Australia and provides Elected Members with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities. It also offers Elected Members pathways to develop their skills and leadership effectiveness.

 

Included in this program are the four modules that constitute South Australia’s elected member mandatory training requirements. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. To access the Standard please click here 

 

  • - Module 1: Introduction to Local Government
  • - Module 2: Legal Responsibilities
  • - Module 3: Council & Committee Meetings
  • - Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting

 

Every newly Elected Members must meet these requirements 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. 

 

To view a list of professional development opportunities for continuing and newly Elected Members please CLICK HERE