Training on offer for the Elected Member Leadership Development Program

This program is a series of professional development opportunities for continuing and newly Elected Members. 


Public life places obligations on Elected Members to understand the wider issues associated with their role so that they meet community expectations. Please see below for a list of professional development opportunities for continuing and newly Elected Members.


Elected Member Leadership – Introduction

Elected Members Leadership Program

Mayors’ and Chairpersons’ Leadership Program

Elected Member Leadership – Mandatory Training

Module 1: Introduction to Local Government

Module 2: Legal Responsibilities

Module 3: Council and Committee Meetings

Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting


Leadership Skills Development

Media Skills for Mayors and Chairpersons

Reputation and Media for Elected Members

Policy Development and Strategic Thinking

Community Engagement for Elected Members

CEO Performance Management

Building Effective Relationships

Emotional Intelligence 101 for Elected Members

Public Speaking

Strategy and Risk Management

Negotiating and Influencing Skills

Dispute Resolution


Roles and Responsibilities – Deep Dives

Audit Committees - General Overview

Audit Committees - for Audit Committee Members

Code of Conduct

Conflict of Interest

Chairing and Chamber Etiquette  

Fraud and Corruption

Information Management for Elected Members - Part 1: Securing the Digital Highway

Information Management for Elected Members - Part 2: Social Media Etiquette & Branding


Building Knowledge

Planning Act Essentials

Council Assessment Panel            

Economic Development - Nurturing your Local Economy

Public Health and Community Well-Being

Emergency Management

Tourism and Councils


Please note: Training sessions will be delivered face-to-face and where suitable via webinar and online. 

For further information about program content, to discuss your councils elected member training plan needs or to discuss the option of bringing training to your council or to your region please contact Liz O’Flynn at liz.oflynn@lga.sa.gov.au or on 8224 2044.