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Adobe Illustrator CC – Beginner to intermediate

Business

Duration: 2 days
Investment: $750 incl GST 
Delivery options: Face 2 Face 
 

 

Target Audience

Council Staff who are new to Adobe Illustrator CC
 

 

Overview

Create graphics that scale to any size such as logos, patterns, packaging and type.

In course you will learn to create numerous graphics in class, using the standard drawing tools, the pen tool, type, compound paths, effects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, colours, and more.

Mastering Illustrator’s vector pen tool isn’t the most intuitive process, but using our drawing templates, we will help you to learn how to master this tool.

The course will also show you ways to easily create complex shapes out of easy to draw basic components. In the end you’ll be able to use these graphics and techniques on any graphic, whether it’s for print or web.
 

 

Facilitator

Local Government Association of SA in collaboration with TAFESA

 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Adobe InDesign CC –Beginner to intermediate

Business

Duration: 2 days
Investment: $750 incl GST
Delivery options: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Anyone who needs to use In-Design to create documents such as advertisements, flyers, brochures or newsletters, but has little to no experience doing so, would be an ideal participant in this course.
 

 

Overview

This program introduces users to the page layout and design application features of the software. Students will gain a basic understanding of the InDesign Creative Cloud page layout software package and gain knowledge in pre-press print requirements, correct file size and formats, as well as good graphic design elements and principles.
 
This course starts students at the beginning which will give you a sound understanding of the software used within the graphic design/advertising industry and then moves on to more intermediate functions.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • The InDesign interface - now where do I find that!
  • The setting of InDesign application preferences - specify how you want InDesign documents and objects to behave
  • The creation of documents - page size and number, and the saving of files in the correct format
  • Adding text and graphics - styling and importing, preparing images in Photoshop to correct colour modes and file formats
  • Drawing paths, lines and shapes - using the pen tool and shape tool
  • Creating pages - adding pages, master pages and page numbering
  • Using layers - the layers panel, creating layers, hiding, showing and locking
  • Working with text - creating text frames, threading frames and special characters
  • Formatting text - changing characters, choosing fonts and styles, leading, text wrapping, kerning, paragraph and character styles, drop
  • caps and nested styles
  • Colours and gradients - the swatches panel, spot colours and gradients
  • Using graphics - importing, linking and image formats
  • Preflighting, packaging - preparing files for printing, preflighting a document, resolving errors, packaging files
  • Learn the world of InDesign!

 

Facilitator

Local Government Association of SA in collaboration with TAFESA
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 



 

Adobe Photoshop CC – Beginner to intermediate

Business

Duration: 2 days 
Investment: $750 incl GST
Delivery options: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Council Staff who are new to Adobe Photoshop CC
 

 

Overview

Learn to create and retouch graphics and more. Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard photo imaging program and this comprehensive course will teach you how to use its main features. During this course you’ll learn the basics and then rapidly progress through to the more intermediate features.

Photoshop’s features are covered comprehensively including colour correction, photo retouching, output for print or web, layers, masks, paths, filters, type, and more.
 

 

Facilitator

Local Government Association of SA in collaboration with TAFESA
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Advanced Procurement for Local Government

Procurement

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $473 incl GST 
Delivery options: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

All Staff who are involved in procurement, tendering and contract management activities in Local Government.
 

 

Overview

This course targets those interested or involved in more complex purchasing activities such as public tendering, expressions of interest (EOI) processes and joint purchasing arrangements.  The course begins with a revision of the Local Government purchasing framework and legislation.
 
Participants undertaking this course will gain a better understanding of advanced purchasing processes including scoping, identifying demand, planning, preparing, advertising and publishing Requests for Tender (RFT) or EOIs.
 
Participants will also gain an in-depth understanding of various evaluation models and learn important elements of recommendation report development and preparation.  Matters of probity and ethics, codes of conduct, the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and other contemporary issues are also addressed.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Advanced Purchasing (Greater than 150K)
  • Strategic Purchasing –The advanced purchasing process
  • Centralised, Decentralised and Hybrid Purchasing
  • Advanced Purchasing Methods, Public tenders, Expressions of interest, Selective tendering
  • Developing the RFT/EOI document
  • Scoping and Specifying Requirements
  • Market Research and Assessment 
  • Evaluation Methodology and Selection Criteria
  • Risk management
  • Administering the tender process
  • Negotiation

 

Facilitator

Keith Barber, Procurement Specialist - Local Government Association Procurement
Keith Barber has over with over 20 years’ experience in procurement both in local and state government with majority of his experience in sourcing a wide range of goods, works and services for a number of SA Councils. He also has experience in managing a procurement team for a major metropolitan Council as well as Senior Contract Management and Strategic Procurement roles in State government.

Now working for LGA Procurement Keith has a passion for procurement capability development in the local government sector demonstrated through his participation on a range of procurement groups and peak bodies including the Network of Procurement Professionals and former Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA/NT.

 

Additional Information

LGA Procurement developed 5 modules specifically for the South Australia Local Government sector – view the training flyer here!

View the training curriculum flyer here.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Procurement on 8224 2065 or email keith.barber@lga.sa.gov.au.

Want to stay up to date with what LGA Procurement is doing? Please sign up to receive their newsletter here.

 

Asset Management Plans

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

CEOs, Asset Managers and Senior Finance Officers
 

 

Overview

This session has been developed to assist participants to reflect on experiences in preparing initial Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans and undertake future updates. It focuses on practical tips and traps based on Councils experiences in preparing useful and legislatively compliant plans. Its aim is to provide guidance on the development of practical framework strategies that have regard to source and data constraints to assist with asset management planning decisions.


Key Learnings

  • How to determine affordable service standards relevant to particular local circumstances
  • The need to base asset maintenance and renewal intervention points on minimising whole of life net economic costs and affordable service levels
  • How to manage mismatches between cash flow availability and cash flow need
  • The relevance or not of recorded depreciation for asset management planning
  • How to resolve conflicts between asset management planning projected needs and long-term financial planning constraints.
  

Facilitator

David Powell has over 35 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant including 25 years in Big 4 accounting firms with 10 years as a partner.  He consults to clients in a range of industries on IT audit, risk management, internal audit, probity and corporate governance.  

 


Additional Information

Please select your preferred delivery method below.
 
To complement this training, you may be interested in attending: 
Preparing and Updating Long-Term Financial Plans
 
If you would like to attend both of the above full day sessions at a reduced rate (Preparing and Updating Long-Term Financial Plans & Preparing and Updating Asset Management Plans) please select: Preparing and Updating Long-Term Financial Plans & Preparing and Updating Asset Management Plans

If you are enrolling on someone's behalf, please ensure after selecting 'Book Now' below, you use the first page to enter your details and the second page to enter the attendee's details.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Audit Committees - General Overview

Governance

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Audit Committee Members, Elected Members and council staff  
 

 

Overview

The role of an Audit Committee is important to understand. This session provides a broad overview of the legislative and practical responsibilities of an Audit Committee as part of council’s leadership and good governance obligations.
 

 

Facilitator

David Powell, Managing Director, Powell & Co
David has over 36 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant including 25 years in Big 4 accounting firms with 10 years as a partner.  He consults to clients in a range of industries on IT audit, risk management, internal audit, probity and corporate governance. 
David is currently the Presiding Member of the Audit Committee for City of Adelaide, City of Burnside, City of Onkaparinga, Roxby Downs Council and a member of the Audit Committee for Southern Region Waste Resource Authority.
 

 

Additional Information

If you would prefer to attend the full 3-hour session (which includes the additional hour 'Mock Meeting' at the end of the General Overview session) please click here.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Audit Committees: General Overview and Mock Meeting

Governance

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $470 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Audit Committee Members, Elected Members and council staff  
 

 

Overview

The role of an Audit Committee is important to understand. This session provides a broad overview of the legislative and practical responsibilities of an Audit Committee as part of council’s leadership and good governance obligations and includes an interactive ‘mock meeting’ for the last hour of this three-hour session.
 

 

Facilitator

David Powell, Managing Director, Powell & Co
David has over 36 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant including 25 years in Big 4 accounting firms with 10 years as a partner.  He consults to clients in a range of industries on IT audit, risk management, internal audit, probity and corporate governance. 
David is currently the Presiding Member of the Audit Committee for City of Adelaide, City of Burnside, City of Onkaparinga, Roxby Downs Council and a member of the Audit Committee for Southern Region Waste Resource Authority.
 

 

Additional Information

If you would prefer to attend the first 2-hours only (which does not include the additional hour 'Mock Meeting' at the end) please click here.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

 

Authorised Officers Training

Legal

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Authorised Officers, Customer Service Officers and Managers and staff dealing with Dog and Cat Management.

 

Overview

This training session has been developed for Authorised Officers, including Customer Services Offices and all staff dealing with Animal Management. It has been updated since the changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 and references the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016, the Local Government Act 1999, the Fire and Emergency Act 2005 and the Expiation of Offences Act 1996.

 

Key Learnings

  • Relevant Legislation updates
  • Information about:
  • Appointments
  • Jurisdiction
  • Powers
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Officers
  • SOP's
  • Communication
  • Expiation Notices
  • Evidence Gathering
  • Statement Taking

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Awards, Enterprise Agreements and Industrial Instruments

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

All Council employees

 

Overview

Employment terms and conditions in the local government sector is governed by various industrial instruments, including (but not limited to) the Fair Work Act 1994 (SA) and the Local Government Act 1999 (SA),  as well as awards, enterprise agreements and employment contracts. These governing industrial instruments impose a range of different obligations on councils. During this session, we will provide breakdown the how each of these legislative and industrial instruments operate and their interaction. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Operation of the Fair Work Act 1994 (SA) and the Local Government Act 1999 (SA);
  • The application of industrial awards and enterprise agreements; and
  • Binding power of legislative and industrial instruments on contracts of employment.

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law. 

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Basic Understanding of Development Assessment in the new Planning System

Legal

Duration: 1 Hour 
Investment: $110incl GST (to be eligible for a 10% discount, click here to enrol in the full series)
Delivery: Webinar (1 CPD point is available for each session)

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

This webinar will provide Elected Members with an overview of key elements in the new system, including relevant authorities, classes of development, public participation, the Planning and Design Code and the eplanning platform.  A ‘must see’ for Elected Members who are considering joining a Council or Regional Assessment Panel.

 

Facilitator

Peter Psaltis, Principal - Environment, planning and development - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Peter advises and represents government and private clients in his areas of specialty, including town planning and development, land management, environment protection, site contamination, compulsory acquisition, property and infrastructure related matters. Peter has an extensive history in presenting at Local Government conferences and he also lectures and tutors Environmental Law topics in the University of Adelaide / Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course.

Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Building Effective Relationships for Elected Members

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $495 incl GST
Delivery Options: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Elected Members
 

 

Overview

This workshop will unpack the principles of building effective working relationships and understanding team dynamics.

Whether it’s working with fellow elected members, with community or strengthening relations with key stakeholders, participants will learn the skills needed to identify their existing strengths, grow their effectiveness and build a team ethos.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 
Please note: Elected Members are encouraged to confirm with their administrators authorisation to register, prior to committing.

 

Building Fire Safety Committees – Governance Training

Legal

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Compliance Officers, Building Officers, Planning Officers, and Managers of such officers, Elected Members.

 

Overview

A Building Fire Safety Committee (BFSC) is an authority established by a Council to act as an appropriate authority for the purposes of determining whether the fire safety of a building is adequate, and if not, to take necessary action to ensure such a building is safe. 

The governing legislation is silent with respect to the required standard of operating procedures and the like of a BFSC, but it is important that it operates using a best practice model to ensure that its decision making is sound.  A BFSC should practice good governance including the preparation and adoption of adequate terms of reference and operating/meeting procedures, understand issues associated with delegations, confidentiality, Freedom of Information and the importance of preparing statutory notices in accordance with the requirements of the legislation.

 

Key Learnings

  • Understand the role and functions of a BFSC and how it is constituted;
  • Learn how to prepare appropriate terms of reference and operating procedures for a BFSC;
  • Learn how to prepare agenda and minutes arising from a BFSC;
  • Learn how to manage commercially sensitive information;
  • Learn how to draft a fire safety notice;
  • Learn how to deal with owners and occupiers of buildings and the public at large in dealing with fire safety issues.

 

Facilitator

Dale Mazzachi, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
With a passion for public sector governance and regulatory control, Dale has been helping councils and other local authorities to govern, protect and enhance their local communities for over 10 years. Dale frequently presents workshops and training sessions for a wide variety of public sector clients and lectures in environmental health law at Flinders University.

Aden Miegel, Senior Associate - Planning, Development and Environment - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers 
Since joining Norman Waterhouse, Aden, as part of the Environment and Planning Team, advises both local government and private clients on a wide variety of matters arising under the Development Act 1993, the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and other legislation that is relevant to planning and development. Aden enjoys delivering training and education to our clients and the industry, which includes a nationally accredited training course in a Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning).

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace and the WHS Act

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Human Resource Officers, Work Health and Safety Officers, Managers and CEOs

 

Overview

Bullying and harassment can have a significant impact not only on the victim, but the culture of the entire organisation. As an employer and a PCBU, councils have a primary duty of care to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their employees. That includes ensuring, so far as reasonably practicable, employees are not exposed to the risk of psychological harm from bullying and harassment.

This session will set out what is considered bullying and harassment and how to respond and investigate into complaints to ensure the health and safety of employees and the organisational culture are not jeopardised. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Definition of bullying and harassment;
  • Obligations under the WHS Act 2011 (SA);
  • Reasonable management action taken in a reasonable manner;
  • Reporting process and support for your employees; and
  • Dealing with disputes. 

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance 
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law. 

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members. 
The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of industrial relations, governance, and regulatory services to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Caretaker Policy Information Session

Governance

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Responsible council officers - general managers/ CEO’s and/or senior governance staff ) and elected members
 

 

Overview

Under Section 91A of the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 each council is required to adopt a caretaker policy to govern the conduct of the council (elected members) and staff during an election period.
 

 

Key Learnings

With legislative amendments mooted to both code of conduct and caretaker provisions, this training will ensure councils have an up-to-date understanding of:
  • The intent and content of the legislation
  • Governance and administration implications and timelines
  • The responsibilities of elected members and staff
  • Managing risks and potential exposure

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

CEO Forum

Forums

Duration: 1 Day (8:30am - 4:30pm)
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
(This forum includes a dinner commencing at 6pm at the Adelaide Skydeck, 147 Pirie St, Adelaide)

 

Target Audience

Council Chief Executive Officers


 

Overview

The LGA Council Chief Executive Officers Forum is a unique opportunity for South Australian Council CEOs to meet with each other and industry experts to discuss the critical issues facing our state.

This year's theme is 'Recovery, Resilience and Change'.

The one constant is change.  As a sector and as leaders, council CEO’s experience perpetual change – as recent events have demanded.  This year’s Council CEO Forum brings together speakers from both inside and outside the Local Government sector to share their stories and their insights about their experience of change in their roles as leaders. It is has been designed as a structured, facilitated conversation amongst high-level thinkers and leaders to consider the successes and challenges Council CEO’s face in their role. It is an opportunity to share perspectives, hear and exchange new ideas, find answers to unsolved problems and to network.



Additional Information

Please note: This will be a face-to-face forum at a venue yet to be confirmed (either in or near the Adelaide CBD).

Further updates on the program and speakers will be circulated through the LGA's 'CEO's Update'. For further information please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.


 

CEO Performance Reviews and Contractual Obligations

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

Chief Executive Officers of local government councils are accountable to the elected body of the Council. As such, councils are required to conduct frequent CEO performance reviews. 
 
This session will examine how to ensure a high standard of leadership is provided by the council’s CEO by conducting effective performance management and recruitment processes in line with contractual obligations   This session will further examine how the council can provide ongoing guidance and support to the CEO on their performance, and the importance of doing so. 

 

Key Learnings

  • What constitutes performance management
  • Council’s core governance responsibilities
  • Establishment of KPIs
  • Importance of a CEO Performance Management Committee 
  • How to provide accurate, timely and authoritative feedback to a CEO

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal - Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law.

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of industrial relations, governance, and regulatory services to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Chain of Responsibility (COR) and Load Restraint

Governance

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $110 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Council staff or contractors to councils involved in the heavy vehicle supply chain; i.e. transport and logistics managers, heavy vehicle drivers and operators, logistics staff involved in load preparation, loading and unloading of heavy vehicles and transfer station/depot/warehouse receiving staff.

 

Overview

On 1 October 2018 the Heavy Vehicle National Law will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities. Severe penalties will apply when changes are not adhered to.  In practical terms, this primary duty represents an obligation to eliminate or minimise potential harm or loss (risk) by doing all that is reasonably practicable to ensure safety.

As a party in the supply chain, it is important to have safety management systems and controls in place, such as business practices, training, procedures and review processes that:
  • Identify, assess, evaluate, and control risk
  • Manage compliance with speed, fatigue, mass, dimension, loading and vehicle standards requirements through identified best practice
  • Involve regular reporting, including to executive officers
  • Document or record actions taken to manage safety.

 

Key Learnings

  • COR background and National Heavy Vehicle Law changes
  • Chain of Responsibility- What is it?
  • Scope of COR: responsible parties, national regulation compliance
  • COR Policy: Proactive risk management
  • Corporate Liability
  • Examples of Breaches
  • Load restraint: Legislative requirements, vehicle and restraint capacity
  • Questions and scenarios

 

Facilitator

Peter McWhinnie, Paragon Work Health Safety

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

ChemAlert ‘Risk Assessment’ training

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $220 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment sessions are appropriate for staff responsible for the storage, labeling and/or reporting of chemical products in accordance with the relevant regulations i.e. base level staff, OHS coordinators, site supervisors and safety managers and staff responsible for risk assessments.  
 

 

Overview

LGA Training offers the latest version of ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment training modules (V5) individually in two-hour webinar sessions. These sessions are delivered via WebEx, a software program that uses desktop sharing and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, giving attendees the flexibility of signing in to training sessions from any location. 
 

 

Key Learnings

As a result of completing ChemAlert 'Risk Assessment' training, participants should be able to perform the following tasks:
  • Understand the difference between a Simple and Detailed Risk Assessment
  • Create a new Risk Assessment
  • Review and input information relevant to a product Risk Assessment
  • Follow the Risk Assessment Workflow process
 

 

Facilitator

Qualified trainer from ChemAlert

 

 

Additional Information

For further information and to enrol, please select your preferred session:

ChemAlert 'Search' training via Webinar please click here. 
ChemAlert 'Stock' training via Webinar please click here. 
ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment training session via Face 2 Face please click here.  

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

 

ChemAlert ‘Search’ training

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $220 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment sessions are appropriate for staff responsible for the storage, labeling and/or reporting of chemical products in accordance with the relevant regulations i.e. OHS coordinators, site supervisors and safety managers and staff responsible for risk assessments.  
 

 

Overview

LGA Training offers the latest version of ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment training modules (V5) individually in two-hour webinar sessions. These sessions are delivered via WebEx, a software program that uses desktop sharing and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, giving attendees the flexibility of signing in to training sessions from any location. 
 

 

Key Learnings

As a result of completing ChemAlert 'Search' training, participants should be able to perform the following tasks:
  • Locate products on ChemAlert
  • Retrieve and review manufacturers’ Safety Data Sheets
  • Locate and review Product Details information, including Chemical Footprint and health hazards
  • Generate ChemAlert reports and product labels
 

 

Facilitator

Qualified trainer from ChemAlert
 

 

Additional Information

For further information and to enrol, please select your preferred session:

ChemAlert 'Risk' training via Webinar please click here.
ChemAlert 'Stock' training via Webinar please click here. 
ChemAlert SearchStock and Risk Assessment training session via Face 2 Face please click here.  

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

ChemAlert ‘Stock’ training

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $220 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment sessions are appropriate for staff responsible for the storage, labeling and/or reporting of chemical products in accordance with the relevant regulations i.e. base level staff, OHS coordinators, site supervisors and safety managers and staff responsible for risk assessments.   
 

 

Overview

LGA Training offers the latest version of ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment training modules (V5) individually in two-hour webinar sessions. These sessions are delivered via WebEx, a software program that uses desktop sharing and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, giving attendees the flexibility of signing in to training sessions from any location. 
 

 

Key Learnings

As a result of completing ChemAlert Stock training, participants should be able to perform the following tasks:
  • Create a Hierarchy of storage locations
  • Manage, copy or delete Locations within the Hierarchy
  • Add, edit, copy or delete products from Inventory
  • Input specific quantities of products into Inventory
  • Generate and review stock reports including Hazardous Chemicals registers and Dangerous Goods listings
 

 

Facilitator

Qualified trainer from ChemAlert
 

 

Additional Information

For further information and to enrol, please select your preferred session:

ChemAlert ''Search" training via Webinar please click here.
ChemAlert ''Risk" training via Webinar please click here.
ChemAlert 
SearchStock and Risk Assessment training session via Face 2 Face please click here.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment Program

Business

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $715 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Staff responsible for safety aspects relating to chemicals used in the workplace, such as purchasing officers, store personnel, base-level users and any other users responsible for searching and identifying products used on-site, as well as accessing and creating Risk Assessments.
 

 

Overview

The ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment course (V5) incorporates navigation through the application, product searching, product-specific reporting and Risk Assessments. Participants will be trained on the Stock Management module, including the establishment of site-specific stock registers and stock holdings to create a customised council-specific database. Stock reports such as Hazardous Chemicals registers, Dangerous Goods listings and other critical reports will be generated and analysed by participants. Participants will also learn how to locate existing and create new risk assessments.
 

 

Key Learnings


Search
  • Locate products on ChemAlert
  • Retrieve and review manufacturers’ Safety Data Sheets
  • Locate and review Product Details information, including health hazards,  First Aid and PPE
  • Generate ChemAlert reports and product labels
 
Stock
  • Establish a Stock Register and create a Site Hierarchy of Stock Holdings
  • Add, edit or remove products from the Stock Register and specific Stock Holdings
  • Input specific quantities of products into Stock Holdings
  • Generate and review stock reports including Hazardous Chemicals registers and Dangerous Goods Listings
 
Risk Assessment
  • Create a new Risk Assessment
  • Review and input information relevant to a product Risk Assessment
  • This course is “hands-on” with participants completing practical exercises designed to reinforce knowledge and ensure that skills can be applied in the workplace.
 

 

Facilitator

Qualified trainer from ChemAlert

 

 

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: Each attendee should have access to a laptop with ‘internet access’ to take part in session activities.

If you would like to attend this training via webinar, LGA Training are offering individual Search, Stock and Risk Assessment components in 2 hour sessions.

For further information and to enrol, please select your preferred session:

ChemAlert ''Search" training via Webinar please click here.
ChemAlert "Stock" training via Webinar please click here.
ChemAlert ''Risk" training via Webinar please click here.


For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

 

 

Child Safe Environments - Orientation/Refresher Module

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: TBA
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Council staff and volunteers who provide services wholly or partly to children (under 18 years of age), and for supervisors and managers of those staff and volunteers. Please refer to “Mandatory Reporting- Who needs what training?” Note: Council staff and volunteers providing services wholly or partly to children have legal responsibilities as mandated notifiers under the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA).

For further information on who should attend please click this link 
 

 

Overview

Orientation Program: 

For new Council staff who provide services partly to children incidental to their overall service provision responsibilities, but do likely to have regular or on-going contact with children. This could include managers and supervisors of those providing services to young people, some library staff, swimming pool and recreation and community centre workers.

Refresher Program: 
For Council staff and volunteers who have completed the one-day accredited training program more than 3 years ago. The Families SA standard is for those mandated notifiers to undertake a refresher program every 3 years.
 

 

Key Learnings

On completion of this session participants will be aware of:
  • The legal and policy framework for a shared responsibility for keeping children safe
  • How values, attitudes and experiences may impact on the understanding of child abuse
  • The legal responsibility to notify and suspicion of abuse or neglect
  • Procedures for reporting to the Child Abuse Report

Note: The morning session alone does not fulfill the requirements of the Families SA one day accredited program. To achieve accreditation participants must also attend the afternoon Responding to Children Module”.
 

 

Facilitator

Margaret Heylen, our program facilitator is a qualified social worker who has worked in the area of child protection, and is an accredited Families SA trainer of the Child Safe Environment modules. In addition to her experience in the area of child protection, Margaret has had extensive experience as a Social Planner in the Local Government and State Government sectors.
 

 

Additional Information

This experience encompasses development of LGA Policy and Guidelines for Councils in South Australia. In particular Margaret authored the “LGA Child Safe Environment Guidelines, November 2010” which is available via the LGA website under “Manuals, Codes & Guidelines”.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 
 

Child Safe Environments - Responding to Children Module

Business

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: TBA
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Council staff and volunteers who provide services wholly or partly to children (under 18 years of age), and for supervisors and managers of those staff and volunteers. Please refer to “Mandatory Reporting- Who needs what training?” Note: Council staff and volunteers providing services wholly or partly to children have legal responsibilities as mandated notifiers under the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA).
 
For further information on who should attend please click this link 
 

 

Overview

Orientation/Refresher Module” (9:30am to 12:30pm)

Orientation Program:
For new Council staff who provide services partly to children incidental to their overall service provision responsibilities, but do likely to have regular or on-going contact with children. This could include managers and supervisors of those providing services to young people, some library staff, swimming pool and recreation and community centre workers.

Refresher Program: 
For Council staff and volunteers who have completed the one-day accredited training program more than 3 years ago. The Families SA standard is for those mandated notifiers to undertake a refresher program every 3 years.
 

 

On completion of this session participants will be aware of:
  • The legal and policy framework for a shared responsibility for keeping children safe
  • How values, attitudes and experiences may impact on the understanding of child abuse
  • The legal responsibility to notify and suspicion of abuse or neglect
  • Procedures for reporting to the Child Abuse Report
 

“Responding to Children Module” (1.30 pm to 4.30 pm)
 

Participants who attend the Orientation/Refresher module in the morning have the option of attending this afternoon module to complete the Families SA accredited one day Child Safe Environments program .
 

 

Building on the morning session the afternoon session will enable participants to:
  • identify a range of possible indicators concerning child abuse and neglect
  • the importance of maintaining a child’s perspective when considering child abuse suspicions
  • gain some understanding of how to respond to children where there is a suspicion of abuse or neglect.

Two assessment exercises are required to be completed to achieve accreditation in the two modules.
 

 

Facilitator

Margaret Heylen, our program facilitator is a qualified social worker who has worked in the area of child protection, and is an accredited Families SA trainer of the Child Safe Environment modules. In addition to her experience in the area of child protection, Margaret has had extensive experience as a Social Planner in the Local Government and State Government sectors.
 

 

Additional Information

This experience encompasses development of LGA Policy and Guidelines for Councils in South Australia. In particular Margaret authored the “LGA Child Safe Environment Guidelines, November 2010” which is available via the LGA website under “Manuals, Codes & Guidelines”.  

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Code of Conduct for Elected Members

Legal

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

This session is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the Code of Conduct in the context of an elected member’s statutory obligations.

Participants will explore the continuum of ‘prevention to intervention’ methods when upholding the Code of Conduct.  The session will expand on what is covered in ‘Module 2: Legal Responsibilities’, providing further information in relation to the LGA’s Governance Panel, the SA Ombudsman and ICAC.

 

Facilitator

Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

The session will use case studies from the sector to illustrate and enforce understanding. 

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Community Engagement for Elected Members

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $495 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Elected Members
 

 

Overview

This Community Engagement for Elected Members session will provide an overview and introduction to the LGASA Community Engagement framework that support council’s effective engagement processes. The content has been influenced by the results of a project funded by the LGA Research and Development Scheme into how councils engage communities in Annual Business Planning and Budgets.

The delivery of the training includes the use of a case study and practical methods, examples, and shared learning experiences of community engagement to build understanding of effective engagement practices.

Through interactive activities elected members will enhance their authentic leadership skills and develop their ability to communicate and engage with greater influence; and discover how to use community input to inform decision making.

 

Facilitator

Barbara Chappell is the author of the LGA Community Engagement Handbook and the City of Onkaparinga’s Community Engagement Handbook which won the IAP2 Core Values Award for Best Policy Framework 2007. She holds a Master of Conflict Management. Barbara is licensed to train the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations Program and Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage Management courses.  She has delivered the training across Australia, in Singapore, Jakarta, San Diego and Ottawa. She works with Councils and community groups throughout South Australia to raise awareness of community engagement practices.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 
Please note: Elected Members are encouraged to confirm with their administrators authorisation to register, prior to committing.

 

Community Land Management Plans

Legal

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Property officers, community land managers, open space planners, general managers, governance and risk officers and economic development officers
 

 

Overview

As a consequence of the Supreme Court judgment in the ‘Coast Park’ case, many councils are considering reviewing their CLMPs. Such reviews are timely, especially where CLMPs have not been substantively reviewed since their introduction in the early 2000s. It is recognised that non-compliant or inadequate CLMPs may not only put at risk decisions and projects involving community land, but may also restrict progress and development of community land.

Conversely, well-crafted CLMPs will facilitate outcomes, projects and decision-making, by providing certainty around what can and cannot occur on community land. Such a CLMP may unlock the potential for community land to be used and managed in innovative and contemporary ways.

The object of the training is to empower council staff to undertake CLMP reviews with confidence and a clear strategic purpose and mindset.  
 

 

Key Learnings

The focus of the workshop will be to upskill council staff to better understand the statutory framework and requirements pertaining to community land, while also identifying ways in which the content of CLMPs can be modernised so as to facilitate strategic outcomes and priorities.
 

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino Principal, Governance and Regulatory Services - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. She has extensive experience in delivering high quality training seminars, workshops and conferences across her many specialisations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

Compulsory Acquisition

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Property Officers; Development Officers; Planning Officers; Infrastructure Officers; Governance Officers; and Managers of these areas.

 

Overview

This session is divided into three parts:
 
Part 1
The first part will guide participants through the statutory process that applies where a council wishes to compulsorily acquire land (or an estate or interest in land).  This will provide participants with a good understanding of all parts of the statutory process, as well as an understanding of the practical application of the process and tips and traps to be aware of which have been learned from previous case studies. 

The discussion will also highlight relevant timeframes and provide an overall understanding of the potential time and costs associated with the process to assist participants in their pre-acquisition negotiations with land owners as well as the scheduling of project timeframes and preparation of project budgets.

Part 2
The second part of the session will focus on a council’s rights as a landowner when a State Government entity wishes to acquire council owned land. 

Part 3
The third part of the session will provide an overview of recent amendments to the Land Acquisition Act 1969 (SA).  The session will be interactive and allow discussion to facilitate knowledge sharing between all participants

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation and understanding of the statutory process required for compulsory acquisition; 
  • Explanation and understanding of what council’s can expect under the proposes amendments to the statutory framework; 
  • Practical guidance from previous case studies; and 
  • Information sharing between councils. 

 

Facilitator

Lisa Hubbard, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure & Commercial & Native Title
Lisa is an experienced property lawyer with particular expertise in local government real property and infrastructure assets and native title. Lisa has also acted for local government, native title holders, pastoral lease holders and mining industry participants in matters involving native title, Aboriginal heritage and land access. Lisa’s knowledge and understanding allows her to present training sessions, workshops and seminars to both metropolitan and regional councils.

Jack McPhee, Solicitor – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jack works with both public and private sector clients on a wide range of commercial, property and major project matters including compulsory acquisitions, unsolicited proposals, infrastructure delivery, property transactions, commercial leasing and licensing, project and corporate structures, associations and corporate governance. Jack has a large interest and skill in presenting to the sector at seminars, workshops and conferences.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Conduct a Building Access Audit - CPPACC4005A

LGA Intiative

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: $1430 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
  

 

Target Audience


This course is ideal for people who have responsibility for auditing, reviewing, planning, designing, managing or maintaining buildings, as well as those who are required to provide advice to others regarding access issues in the built environment.
 

 

Overview


The key elements of access to buildings, including relevant legislation and Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 are incorporated. The principles of Universal Design are also explored. Using a wide variety of learning techniques including, discussion, photos, case studies and videos, as well as in class exercises, students learn how to undertake a comprehensive access audit of a building and write an effective, easy to read audit report.
 
This nationally recognised and certified competency provides participants with a practical framework and tools for undertaking an access audit of a building. 
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Understand Access legislation relating to the built environment
  • Understand the principles of Universal Design
  • Understand the differences between these
  • Learn how to undertake an access audit of a building to meet both minimum compliance requirements and improved outcomes
  • Learn how to use a comprehensive access audit checklist, report template and prepare an access audit report.
 

 

Facilitator

Ms. Joe Manton, Director - Access Institute 
  • Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia 
  • Fellow of Leadership Victoria
  • Diploma of Access Consulting
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Joe established one of the first access consultancy companies in Australia, Access Audits Australia (AAA) in 1993 and subsequently developed Access Institute a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers the only nationally recognised qualifications in access in Australia in both the Certificate IV and Diploma of Access Consulting.

Her work focuses on both legislated access requirements as well as Universal Design. 

Joe is also a member of the Industry Reference Group of Livable Housing Australia (LHA), and as well as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  She developed and delivers the Livable Housing Australia (LHA) Registered Assessors course. She also developed and delivers the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Assessors, endorsed by the National Disability Insurance Agency NDIA. Joe is also developing the Changing Places Assessors course, that incorporates the requirements for Accessible Adult Change Facilities in the new 2019 National Construction Code (NCC).

She has undertaken access studies in Australia and the U.K. She is a qualified and Accredited Access Consultant and a Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). 
Access Institute an award for the best Universal Access Consultant - Australia in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Conduct a Streetscape or Activity Centre Access Audit - CPPACC4007A

Business

Duration: 2 days (2 months to complete all assignment material)
Investment: $1,430 incl GST 
Delivery:  Webinar


 

Target Audience

This course is ideal for people who have responsibility for auditing, reviewing, planning, designing, managing or maintaining Streetscapes or Activity Centres (shopping and business precincts), as well as those who are required to provide advice to others regarding access issues in these areas.


 

Overview

The key elements of access to Streetscapes and Activity Centres including relevant legislation and Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 are incorporated. The principles of Universal Design are also explored. Using a wide variety of learning techniques including, discussion, photos, case studies and videos, as well as in class exercises, students learn how to undertake a comprehensive access audit of a Streetscape or Activity Centre and write an effective, easy to read audit report.
 
This nationally recognised and certified competency provides participants with a practical framework and tools for undertaking an access audit of a Streetscape of Activity Centre.

 

Key Learnings

  • Understand Access legislation relating to Streetscapes and Activity Centres
  • Understand the principles of Universal Design
  • Understand the differences between these
  • Learn how to undertake an access audit of a Streetscape or Activity Centre to meet both minimum compliance requirements and improved outcomes
  • Understand the use of tactile ground surface indicators in streetscapes
  • Learn how to use a comprehensive access audit checklist, report template and prepare an access audit report

 

Facilitator

Ms. Joe Manton, Director - Access Institute 
  • Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia 
  • Fellow of Leadership Victoria
  • Diploma of Access Consulting
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Joe established one of the first access consultancy companies in Australia, Access Audits Australia (AAA) in 1993 and subsequently developed Access Institute a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers the only nationally recognised qualifications in access in Australia in both the Certificate IV and Diploma of Access Consulting.
 
Her work focuses on both legislated access requirements as well as Universal Design. 
 
Joe is also a past local government Director responsible for implementing access and inclusion strategies and policies relating to access to the built environment across many Councils Australia wide.
 
Joe has worked with the Australian Human Rights Commission in the development of the Guidelines for Footpath Trading and Dining Polices in Activity Centres and with many Councils in developing and implementing these policies.
 
She has undertaken access studies in Australia and the U.K. She is a qualified and Accredited Access Consultant and a Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). 
Access Institute an award for the best Universal Access Consultant - Australia in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

Conducting an Internal Review: Full Program

Legal

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Governance officers/managers and CEOs or council staff that deal with or undertake internal reviews
 

 

Overview

‘Conducting an Internal Review’ is a 2-part program.
 

 

Part 1
Gives participants an ‘overview’ on how to conduct internal reviews pursuant to Section 270 of the Local Government Act 1999. It will include all issues that should be considered and addressed as part of the Section 270 process. The program will examine relevant legislative previsions and discuss the Ombudsman’s recommendations arising from his audit of Council’s internal reviews of council decisions procedure. All aspects of Section 270 internal reviews will be discussed including merits review, process reviews, procedural fairness, sufficient interest, use of panels/committees, vexatious applications and circumstances when a council may refuse to deal with a Section 270 internal review application.
 

 

Part 2
This program is an interactive workshop. Participants will work through a hypothetical Section 270 application considering the points below and prepare a report on the results.
  • Whether the application is frivolous or vexatious;
  • Whether the applicant has a sufficient interest;
  • How to conduct the internal review;
  • What information should form part of the internal review
  • Who should be the reviewer;
 

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. She has extensive experience in delivering high quality training seminars, workshops and conferences across her many specialisations. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  
 

 

Additional Information

If you choose not to attend this interactive workshop but are interested in attending part 1 only (available via face 2 face & webinar) please click here.  

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

Conducting an Internal Review: Part 1

Legal

Duration: Half day (9:30am - 12:30pm) 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Governance officers/managers and CEOs or council staff that deal with or undertake internal reviews
 

 

Overview

‘Conducting an Internal Review’ is a 2-part program.

 

Part 1
Gives participants an ‘overview’ on how to conduct internal reviews pursuant to Section 270 of the Local Government Act 1999. It will include all issues that should be considered and addressed as part of the Section 270 process.

The program will examine relevant legislative previsions and discuss the Ombudsman’s recommendations arising from his audit of Council’s internal reviews of council decisions procedure. 
 

 

Key Learnings

All aspects of Section 270 internal reviews will be discussed including:
  • Merits review
  • Process reviews
  • Procedural fairness
  • Sufficient interest
  • Use of panels/committees
  • Vexatious applications and circumstances when a council may refuse to deal with a Section 270 internal review application.

 

Facilitator

Felice D'Agostino, Principal, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers 
Felice D’Agostino assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. Felice takes a practical and solutions-based approach to representing her clients and assisting them to deal with competing pressures. As a Principal in Norman Waterhouse’s Employment, Governance and Regulatory Services team Felice specialises in governance and public administration and is committed to assisting her clients to make defensible decisions that will withstand scrutiny.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia. Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

 

Additional Information

If you would like to attend the full day program (which includes an interactive workshop) please click here.
If you have already completed Part 1, click here to enrol for Part 2.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.



 

Conducting an Internal Review: Part 2

Legal

Duration: Half day (1:30pm - 4:30pm) 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face only

 

Target Audience

Governance officers/managers and CEOs or council staff that deal with or undertake internal reviews

 

Overview

‘Conducting an Internal Review’ is a 2-part program. Part 2 is an interactive workshop designed to work through a hypothetical Section 270 application.

 

Key Learnings

Part 2
Participants will need to consider the points below and prepare a report on the results:
  • Whether the application is frivolous or vexatious;
  • Whether the applicant has a sufficient interest;
  • How to conduct the internal review?
  • What information should form part of the internal review?
  • Who should be the reviewer?

 

Facilitator

Felice D'Agostino, Principal, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers 
Felice D’Agostino assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. Felice takes a practical and solutions-based approach to representing her clients and assisting them to deal with competing pressures. As a Principal in Norman Waterhouse’s Employment, Governance and Regulatory Services team Felice specialises in governance and public administration and is committed to assisting her clients to make defensible decisions that will withstand scrutiny.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia. Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

A prerequisite for this session is: Conducting an Internal Review: Part 1

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

 

Conflict of Interest for Elected Members

Legal

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery Options: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Elected Members 

 

Overview

This program is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of Conflict of Interest in the context of an elected members’ statutory obligations beyond what is covered in the ‘Module 2: Legal Responsibilities’. 

The session will explore ways to distinguish and differentiate between various conflicts of interest and discuss ways to effectively reduce an elected members’ risk of non-compliance.

 

Facilitators

Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia. Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Conflict of Interest, Employee Conduct & Behaviour

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

CEOs, HR Officers, Managers

 

Overview

Trust, respect and confidence are essential elements of an employment relationship between an employer and employee. Certain conduct and behaviour of employees can lead to a breakdown of respect, trust and confidence, which in turn, jeopardises the working relationship.

This session will explore what councils can expect of their employees’ conduct and behaviour, how to effectively manage staff, instances where it goes wrong, and when and how the Council can intervene. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Expected conduct of council employees
  • Effects of poor conduct or behaviour on the wider workplace
  • How to effectively manage poor conduct or behaviour in the workplace
  • Employee obligations regarding conflicts of interest 
  • Managing staff where there has been a conflict of interest

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law. 

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Contract Law

Legal

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

All contract management and procurement staff and staff that draft and negotiate contracts or undertake procurement processes on behalf of councils. 
(i.e. CEO’s, procurement and contract management officers, governance officers, property and asset staff)

 

 

Overview

Part 1 of this full day program is an information session that addresses the following general Contract Law principles:

 

  • Types of contracts;
  • Express terms v's implied terms;
  • Boiler plate clauses;
  • The 10 most common contractual issues.

 
The discussion of general Contract Law principles will focus on and reference clauses from the Local Government Association Procurement template contracts.
 

 

Facilitator

Mabel Tam, Principal - Property, Infrastructure & Commercial 
Mabel is a commercial and property lawyer specialising in local government major projects. With expertise across a diverse spectrum of areas, Mabel is best placed to assist Councils with strategic, commercial and property advice. With a passion for local government and extensive experience presenting to councils, Mabel is a trusted adviser for metropolitan and regional councils.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

 

Additional Information

Please Note: This training is part one of a two part, the full day training program 'Contract Law and Workshop'. For further information about the full day program please click here.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Contract Management in the Local Government Sector

Procurement

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $473 incl GST 
Delivery: Face to Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

All Staff who are involved in contract management and procurement of goods and services for Local Government.

 

Overview

This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the key principles that need to be observed when managing contracts. It will also focus on the critical importance of early involvement in the procurement process, to ensure the market approach will deliver the requirement of Council.

Training covers the various elements of a contract, how to go about identifying risks and how to develop a contract management plan. The course also provides an overview on relevant parts of Local Government Act 1999 (SA). Staff managing contracts will gain a better understanding of contract relationship and performance management.

The course also discusses matters of probity and ethics and Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) recommendations. A contract manager’s responsibilities regarding proper record keeping are also addressed.

 

Key Learnings

  • Local Government Framework
  • Probity, Ethics and ICAC Recommendations
  • Introduction to Contracts and Contract Law
  • Contract Terms and Conditions
  • Planning to Manage the Contract
  • Contract Risk Management
  • Developing a Contract Management Plan
  • Contract Performance Management
  • Contract Relationship Management
  • Contract Variations
  • Contract Documentation and Records

 

Facilitator

Keith Barber, Procurement Specialist - Local Government Association Procurement 
Keith Barber has over 20 years experience in procurement both in local and state government with majority of his experience in sourcing a wide range of goods, works and services for a number of major SA Councils. He has also during that time managed a procurement team for a major metropolitan SA Council, and held the positions of Senior Contracts Manager and Strategic Contracts Officer in State Government.

Now employed with LGA Procurement Keith has a passion for procurement capability development in the local government sector demonstrated through his participation on a range of procurement groups and peak bodies including the Network of Procurement Professionals and former Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA/NT.

 

Additional Information

LGA Procurement developed 5 modules specifically for the South Australia Local Government sector – view the training flyer here!

View the training curriculum flyer here.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Procurement on 8224 2065 or email keith.barber@lga.sa.gov.au.

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Correct and Preferable – Reviewing Council Decisions

Legal

Duration: Full Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Chief Executive Officers, Freedom of Information Officers, Environmental Health Officers, General Inspectors and Managers of those areas

 

Overview

SACAT is the current review body of decisions made by local government under a number of Acts, including Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, Food Act 2001, Freedom of Information Act 1991 and South Australian Public Health Act 2011. 

This course will provide an overview of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 and assist participants in understanding the tribunal process.  It will also provide participants with a summary of their obligations to assist the Tribunal, requirements to prepare a statement of reasons and an explanation of what to include in a prescribed book of documents. 

This full day course will also provide practical tips for preparing a brief of evidence and supporting documentation, appearing in the Tribunal and how to assist the Tribunal to make the correct and preferable decision.

 

Key Learnings

  • Summary of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013
  • Overview of council obligations to assist the Tribunal
  • Requirement to provide certain documents
  • The Tribunal process
  • Preparing a matter for hearing
  • Appearing as a witness 

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Council and Committee Meeting Agenda and Minute Preparation

Legal

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Executive and/or Personal Assistants and Administration Officers.
 

 

Overview

The Local Government Act 1999 and the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) Regulations 2013 provide for the conduct of Council and Council Committee meetings and the preparation of minutes and agendas.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Gain an increased understanding of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1999 and the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) Regulations 2013 in relation to notice of meetings, agendas and minutes; and
  • Develop skills in the preparation of notices of meetings, agendas and the recording and preparation of minutes.
 

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice D’Agostino assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. Felice takes a practical and solutions based approach to representing her clients and assisting them to deal with competing pressures. As a Principal in Norman Waterhouse’s Employment, Governance and Regulatory Services team Felice specialises in governance and public administration and is committed to assisting her clients to make defensible decisions that will withstand scrutiny. 

Dale Mazzachi, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Dale Mazzachi focuses his attention on developing his client's practical understanding of the important roles governance and regulation play in helping their organisations successfully deliver for their communities.  He now practices as a Principal in the firm’s Local Government Employment, Governance & Regulatory Services Team.  Dale’s regulatory experience includes animal management and control, public health, food safety, public realm and traffic management, liquor licensing, by-laws and regulations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Council and Committee Meeting Procedure

Governance

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

New and returning council members, council committee members, CEO, Governance Officers, Executives, Personal Assistants, Administration Officers.
 

Overview

The Local Government Act 1999 and the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) Regulations 2013 provide for the conduct of Council and Council Committee meetings. This session breaks down the meeting procedures to assist council and committees to conduct more efficient and productive meetings.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Legislative requirements regarding council an committee meetings under the Local Government Act 1999 and the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) Regulations 2013
  • The application of the provisions of the Act and the Regulations in relation to procedures at Council and Council Committee meetings
  • Roles and responsibilities of those attending council and committee meetings
  • Knowledge and skills required to contribute effectively to the decision making processes
 

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. She has extensive experience in delivering high quality training seminars, workshops and conferences across her many specialisations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.

 

Council Development Assessment Panels Agenda and Minute Preparation

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Council Officers responsible for the preparation of Council Development Assessment Panel meeting agendas and minutes.
 

 

Overview

This workshop will provide an overview of the following aspects of Council Assessment Panels under the Planning Development and Infrastructure Act:
  • Meeting procedures including quorum, voting and how decisions are made;
  • Preparation and content of minutes, agendas and notices of meetings;
  • Role of the presiding member and tips for effective chairing;
  • Professional indemnity for members;
  • Code of conduct 

This workshop will also provide a general overview of:
  • Planning Development and Infrastructure Act;
  • Role of ERD Court;
  • Role of SCAP;
  • Matters deferred

 

Key Learnings

  • Gain an increased understanding of not only the provisions of the Development Act 1993 but also legally compliant best practice in relation to Council Development Panel notice of meetings, agendas and minutes; and
  • Develop skills in the preparation of Council Development Assessment Panel notices of meetings, agendas and the recording and preparation of minutes.

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice D’Agostino assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. Felice takes a practical and solutions based approach to representing her clients and assisting them to deal with competing pressures. As a Principal in Norman Waterhouse’s Employment, Governance and Regulatory Services team Felice specialises in governance and public administration and is committed to assisting her clients to make defensible decisions that will withstand scrutiny. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Council Meetings and Chamber Etiquette

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

New Council Members keen to understand Council and Committee Meeting Procedures and Chairing Skills. Returned Members who would like to update their strategies and knowledge.   

 

Key Learnings

  • Chamber etiquette 101
  • Strategies to chair Local Government meetings more effectively and productively in accordance with the appropriate Acts
  • The application of the provisions of the Act and the Regulations in relation to procedures at Council and Council Committee meetings
  • Meeting processes and chairing skills in Local Government meetings
  • Roles and responsibilities of those attending Local Government meetings
  • Knowledge and skills required to contribute effectively to the decision making processes
  • Strategies to undertake the role of presiding member more effectively and productively
  • The legislative requirements in relation to the process and procedures involved in Local Government meetings and participation in meetings.

 

Facilitator

Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Councils and the Community Engagement Charter

Legal

Duration: 1 Hour 
Investment: $110incl GST (to be eligible for a 10% discount, click here to enrol in the full series)
Delivery: Webinar (1 CPD point is available for each session)

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

In this final session, the Community Engagement Charter – the document that shapes how community consultation will occur under the PDI Act – will be deconstructed and explained.

 

Facilitator

Stephen Smith, Planning Reform Partner – Local Government Association of South Australia
With over thirty years’ experience as a manager and planner working in both local and regional government, Stephen has undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Planning and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Stephens career has seen him spend 15 years in local government both in the UK and South Australia, during this time he managed the Environmental Services team at Stirling Council and was responsible for putting together the new Development Plan for the Adelaide Hills Council. Stephen is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and in 2017 was recognised as the South Australian Planner of the Year.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Council's Role and Powers as a Local Public Health Authority

Legal

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Authorised Persons, Environmental Health Officers, General Inspectors and Managers of these areas

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (SAPH Act) and summarise the fundamental concepts that underpin councils as local public health authorities. 

The course will also provide participants with an understanding of the relationship between the SAPH Act and the Food Act 2001, the Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992 and the Safe Drinking Water Act 2011. 

The training session will comprise a combination of different formats including: a tutorial to teach the concepts; hypothetical examples to illustrate the concepts in a practical setting; and an open forum session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance and advice.

 

Key Learnings

  • Council obligations regarding public health
  • EHO responsibilities and council powers
  • Summary of the SAPH Act, Food Act 2001, Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992 and the Safe Drinking Water Act 2011
  • Investigative processes and powers of authorised persons
  • Notice issuing process
  • Interaction with other legislation

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Criminal Trials in the Magistrates Court - A Practical Guide

Legal

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Chief Executive Officers, Council Officers, General Inspectors and Managers of those areas

 

Overview

To assist participants in determining whether to commence prosecution proceedings and provide tips for preparing a matter for trial.  The courts can be a daunting place, this course will assist councils in understanding the court process, preparation of a legal brief, appearing as a witness and the burden of proof.  This full day course will also provide practical tips for investigating criminal matters, interviewing witnesses, providing cautions, taking statements, record keeping, photographic evidence and more.

 

Key Learnings

  • Evidence gathering
  • Issuing an Information and Summons
  • Court processes
  • Evidentiary aids and the burden of proof
  • Appearing as a witness 

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Customer Service 101

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

All Council Staff
 

 

Overview

This interactive training program assists participants to grow a mindset dedicated to the delivery of outstanding customer service to both external and internal customers.
It offers participants a solid understanding and knowledge of best practice customer service and upon completion participants will have fine-tuned their service delivery skills to be able to confidently deliver customer service that is prompt, friendly, courteous and efficient.
The use of group discussions and local government-contextualised examples will assist the participant to transfer all learnings to the workplace.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • What is customer service and why is it important?
  • Who is a customer? 
  • How to deliver a professional approach to customer care
  • Why are listening skills important?
  • Why are questioning skills important?
  • An overview of effective telephone techniques
  • Journey mapping techniques to develop understanding of the customer experience
  • How to deal with complaints and difficult or aggressive customers
  • How to actively seek feedback

 

Facilitator

Bridget Hogg FGLF. BSc (Hons) Human Psychology. MSc Organisational Psychology. Dip.M. NLP Practitioner. Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Trained in Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 1). Strategic Interventionist (Robbins-Madanes).

Bridget Hogg is Principal Attraction and Retention Consultant at HR Development at Work. Bridget set up Development at Work in the UK in 1994, and HR Development at Work in Adelaide, Australia in 2002. She holds qualifications in psychology, management, marketing and NLP, Strategic Intervention and is a Fellow of the Leaders Institute of South Australia Governors Leadership Foundation program.

 


Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Cyber Security

Business

Duration: Half Day (9am - 12pm)
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

All council staff, including IT staff, whose role it is to protect information entrusted to them by their council.
 

 

Overview

All Councils have information security controls in place to manage the security of their assets; i.e. financial information, intellectual property and technology. Councils need to be sure that 3 important things are not lacking:
  • Baselined and consistently understood general knowledge and awareness around the subject of cybersecurity
  • Permission to question and report incidents that could be potential threats to cybersecurity; and importantly
  • An organisational culture that encourages and supports the above
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Explain how risk is a governing concept for any council cybersecurity activity
  • Describe specific dangers to councils and also to participants individually
  • Assist a council reduce potential contribution to cybersecurity risk
  • Overview the Australian Signal Directorate’s “Essential 8” cybersecurity mitigation strategies in the context of a local government’s IT operations.
 
The Organisational Benefits of this session include:
  • Collaborative awareness and understanding of where threats exist within a council work environment
  • Staff that are more aware and proactive with respect to threats to information security
  • The opportunity for IT personnel to reconsider their IT strategy and potentially identify weak areas with respect to the “Essential 8”
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Developing Policy that Makes a Difference

Governance

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Officers from all departments of Council with responsibility or aspirations for developing Council policy positions, and anyone who wants to learn more about the role of policy in Council and the process of developing it.
 

 

Overview

                                          
“It sounds good, but nothing will happen”  or “How do we get from plan to action?”

You may have heard these kinds of statements from your customers or colleagues, or perhaps you’ve even said something similar yourself … But policy done right can make a genuine impact - by solving a problem, managing a risk, or contributing to the achievement of a goal.
 
Councils create and apply policy to guide their day to day decision making, meet their obligations, address conflicts and challenges, and shape the future of their communities. This course is about starting the policy development process with the end result in mind, and using best practice to maximize impact and success.

With a focus on sound process and practical considerations, the session will incorporate examples from Councils’ core business as well as participant experiences and contributions.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Understand the role of policy in Councils’ work;
  • Understand the context of policy making including legislation, governance arrangements, and the public interest;
  • Identify possible challenges to creating effective policy and develop strategies to overcome these challenges;
  • Clearly establish the purpose and scope of a policy, and a plan for its development;
  • Effectively seek information required to produce policy, including relevant input from others;
  • Prepare policy documents that are logically structured, clearly written, and appropriate for the user; and
  • Create a plan for promoting and supporting implementation of a new policy, and monitoring and reviewing its impact.
 

 

Facilitator

Victoria Haupt has been working with local government in strategy and policy development for almost 15 years. Qualified in urban and regional planning and training and assessment, she is the founder of writing and consulting practice Concise www.concise.com.co   
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.



 

Development and Building Compliance – Enforcement Basics

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Compliance Officers, Building Officers, Planning Officers and Managers of such officers, Elected Members.

 

Overview

There are a range of enforcement powers which Councils can exercise in response to breaches of the Development Act 1993 which include the issue of statutory notices and the commencement of civil and or criminal proceedings.  Under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, even more powers will be available to Councils to enforce breaches of this legislation. 

Before deciding to exercise any of its enforcement powers, it is imperative that Councils understand the discretionary nature of its power to act in any given matter, the different types of breaches and offences which exist under the relevant legislation, the different kinds of enforcement tools that it can utilise in response to such breaches and how it can minimise any risks in taking action and effectively achieve its desired outcome.

 

Key Learnings

  • This program will assist participants to: 
  • Understand the different types of breaches/offences that exist under the legislation;
  • Learn the essentials in relation to drafting statutory enforcement notices;
  • Understand authorised officer powers and their limitations;
  • Understand issues surrounding delegations, time limitations to act and effective service of notices and proceedings upon third parties; and
  • Appreciate how notices and proceedings can be challenged by third parties.

 

Facilitator

Claire Ryan, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Claire specialises in Planning & Development Law and provides advice to local government clients with respect to all issues arising under the Development Act 1993 and related legislation including compliance provisions and development assessment generally. Claire conducts training and education on a range of topics as required by clients and she has taught planning law and related topics to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of South Australia.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Development and Building Compliance – Investigation and Evidence Gathering

Legal

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Compliance Officers, Authorised Officers, Building Officers, Planning Officers and Managers of such officers.

 

Overview

Rome wasn’t built in a day! It takes time, and sometimes years to master the skills of effective investigation and evidence gathering. However, if it is not done correctly, it may as well not be done at all.  In gathering information it is imperative for officers to understand what evidence is and the different elements of the offences which they are investigating so that ultimately they may then prove their case to the requisite standard depending on which enforcement tool is utilised.  The importance of a planned and thorough investigation should not be underestimated.  Officers must be able to effectively take good notes and prepare statements, undertake interviews, prepare exhibits and keep good records to ensure they can achieve their desired outcome.

 

Key Learnings

  • Understand the rules of evidence and burdens of proof;
  • The elements of offences;
  • How to exercise cautions;
  • How to take notes and establish good record keeping practices;
  • How to conduct an informal and formal interview with suspects and witnesses;
  • How to prepare statements; and
  • Etiquette and tips on building rapport in investigations.

 

Facilitator

Claire Ryan, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Claire specialises in Planning & Development Law and provides advice to local government clients with respect to all issues arising under the Development Act 1993 and related legislation including compliance provisions and development assessment generally. Claire conducts training and education on a range of topics as required by clients and she has taught planning law and related topics to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of South Australia.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

Attendees are encouraged to also consider attending the Development and Building Compliance –Enforcement Basics training course.

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Development Compliance and Complaint Management

Legal

Duration: 1 Hour 
Investment: $110incl GST (to be eligible for a 10% discount, click here to enrol in the full series)
Delivery: Webinar (1 CPD point is available for each session)

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

This webinar will explain the key compliance and enforcement tools in the new system. It will also workshop how Elected Members can play an important role in complaint management when dealing with complaints from aggrieved constituents.

 

Facilitator

Peter Psaltis, Principal - Environment, planning and development - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Peter advises and represents government and private clients in his areas of specialty, including town planning and development, land management, environment protection, site contamination, compulsory acquisition, property and infrastructure related matters. Peter has an extensive history in presenting at Local Government conferences and he also lectures and tutors Environmental Law topics in the University of Adelaide / Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course.

Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Dispute Resolution for Elected Members

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $495 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar 
 

 

Target Audience

Elected Members 
 

 

Overview

Dispute resolution is a critical leadership skill. This interactive session explores the factors that drive conflict and offers ways to effectively intervene and facilitate positive outcomes in difficult situations. 

Both the legislative and non-legislative framework used in the resolution of disputes will be addressed. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their ability to identify conflict in its early stages, allowing time to respond with confidence and the capacity to effectively manage situations before they escalate.         
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

Please note: Elected Members are encouraged to confirm with their administrators authorisation to register, prior to committing.

 

Dog and Cat Management - Useful Tools for Difficult Situations

Legal

Duration: Full Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Council Officers, General Inspectors and Managers

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 and summarise the fundamental legal concepts of issuing control orders and undertaking enforcement under the Act.  The course will provide participants with various different statutory interpretations contained within the Act and present a number case studies to assist with understanding the application of the Act.  The full day will also compromise a session on the issuing of control orders and prohibition orders, appeals of these orders in the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the commencement of prosecution proceedings.

 

Key Learnings

  • Dog and Cat Management Act 1995
  • Responsibilities of dog owners
  • Issuing of Control Orders and Prohibition Orders
  • Appeals of Orders
  • Enforcement under the Act
  • Prosecution proceedings

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.  

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Dog Management

Governance

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar 
 

 

Target Audience

  • Employees/ contractors of councils who are managers
  • Team leaders and animal management officers/rangers/authorised officers under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995

 

Overview

This training is designed for officers who respond to requests made by the public to pick-up and manage wandering and injured dogs and who conduct investigations as a result of breaches of the legislation. 
  

 

Key Learnings

  • The legislation, specifically concentrating on all recent amendments and its effect on council processes and procedures
  • Public officer duties and the powers of authorised officers pursuant to the legislation who give directions and cautions and who conduct of investigations
  • The issuing of expiation notices and civil orders pursuant to the Act.
  • The legislation dealing with the seizure and detention of animals and the appropriate forms to complete upon utilising these powers

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Partner, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team.  Paul’s experience includes governance, policy advice, administrative law issues and statutory interpretation. Representing client councils in contested matters in the Magistrates Court, the Liquor Licensing Court and Tribunal, the District Court, the Supreme Court and the Environment, Resources and Development Court, is a principal area of Paul’s practice.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

 

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Human Resource Officers, Managers and CEOs

 

Overview

Council employees have the duty to ensure that they take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that they do not adversely affect the health and safety of others. This duty extends to ensuring the performance of their duties is not adversely affected by drugs and / or alcohol.

Having a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy and an associated procedure will provide councils with the appropriate avenues to test, manage and discipline employees who are impaired by drugs and/pr alcohol in the workplace.

This session will discuss what is required in a drug and alcohol policy and the associated procedure, and what testing and disciplinary processes councils can implement.   

 

Key Learnings

  • What is required in a drug and alcohol policy and an associated procedure;
  • Different forms and types of testing;
  • Alcohol consumption during social and work-related events; and
  • Investigation and disciplinary process where there is a reasonable suspicion of impairment. 

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law. 

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers 
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

EA/PA Forum

Forums

Duration: Half day (10am - 1pm)
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and Senior Administration Officers.

 

Overview

The role of Council EA’s and PA’s has evolved from a traditional ‘duties’ and ‘task’ orientated position into an engaging business partnership. This means there is a greater challenge for council EA’s and PA’s to grow their existing skills, develop new skills and expand their knowledge and understanding of the sector.
 
This forum is about celebrating the evolving role of council EA’s and PA’s, recognising the new meaning and purpose of this valued role and learning how to harness executive focus and positive mind-set.

 

Additional Information

The program for this event will be released shortly. For further information about this event please contact training@lga.sa.gov.au.

Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

Effective Decision Making for Elected Members

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $495 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Elected Members
 

 

Overview

This program is designed to assist Elected Members who wish to enhance and refine their decision making skills.

‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast' - Peter Drucker

Elected Members have the ability to shape the environment in which decisions are made upon which the success of a council depends. Good decision-making is the foundation of a council's success and the only way a council can maximise the probability of achieving its objectives in an increasingly competitive, complex and uncertain world. 

This one-day program provides Elected Members and council staff with the skills, tools and strategies to assist in creating and growing a culture of effective decision-making.

Outcomes of this training include improved council performance for the more effective delivery of community value.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 
Please note: Elected Members are encouraged to confirm with their administrators authorisation to register, prior to committing.

 

Elected Member Leadership Forum

Forums

Duration: 3 hours (4pm - 7pm)
Investment: $470 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 face
 

The Elected Member Leadership Development Program is a series of professional development opportunities for continuing and newly elected members, designed specifically for the local government sector in South Australia.



This Forums theme:
 

'Strategic Thinking as Strategic Seeing’

 

Target Audience

Elected Members only
 

 

Overview

Strategic thinking is a key skill of an effective leader. Leaders must be adept at ‘seeing’ themes and trends and envisioning their own, and others ideas to assist them understand potential challenges and opportunities.
 
This forum will offer insights into current leadership research and explore how having an understanding of different perspectives relates to Elected Member leadership effectiveness and enhances strategic thinking.
 

 

Key Learnings

An understanding of ‘strategic thinking’ in the context of a Council’s strategic management planning process
An understanding of ‘shared leadership’
Insight into current research on ‘leadership humility’ and what it means for the Elected Member leadership role
An understanding of the skills a leader requires to be effective in strategic decision making
 

 

Facilitator

Rowena McLean, Sector Development Director, LGA and Dr Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu
 
Dr Chia is a published researcher on leadership and has worked both in Australia and overseas.  He is a Senior Lecturer at UniSA and takes pride in his approach as a facilitator when it comes to supporting others in learning.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 
Please note: Elected Members are encouraged to confirm with their administrators authorisation to register, prior to committing.


 

Electronic Council meetings – Everything you need to know!

Governance

Duration: 2 hours (12:30pm - 2pm)
Investment: Free
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

CEOs and Governance Managers and Officers
 

 

Overview

This session has been created to provide an overview of the ‘Electronic Participation in Council Meetings Notice’ (No 1) 2020, regarding facilitating the participation by Council members in Council meetings by electronic means.
 
This open forum session will provide participants with information in relation to all aspects of electronic meetings including the necessary amendments to codes of practice and policies. It will also offer a Q&A opportunity whereby participants can ask questions and seek guidance and advice.
 
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Summary of the Electronic Participation in Council Meetings Notice (No 1) 2020.
  • Summary of the amendments required to councils’ code of practice for meeting procedure, code of practice for access to meetings and informal gatherings policy
  • Information sharing between councils
 

 

Facilitator

 
Felice D’Agostino and Dale Mazzachi are Principals in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers.
 
The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Emotional Intelligence 101 for Elected Members

Business

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Elected Members
 

 

Overview

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

Elected members who develop their emotional intelligence skills will find that they can navigate some of the more challenging parts of their role with greater ease. In this interactive session participants will learn practical mindful-based leadership skills to grow self-awareness, resilience, reduce stress, improve focus and be more effective when working with others. 
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

Please note: Elected Members are encouraged to confirm with their administrators authorisation to register, prior to committing.

 

Enhanced Public Speaking and Presenting for Elected Members

Business

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $495 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Elected Members
 

 

Overview

Being able to communicate effectively is one of life’s most important skills. It allows you to connect with people, to deliver information and to form positive relationships. Communicating in a way that builds trust, respect and engagement with your listeners is becoming more essential than ever before as we adjust to the challenges of today’s fast-paced world where everyone is competing to be heard. In a relaxed and safe setting, learn how to refine your public speaking and presentation techniques so that you become a strong and vibrant communicator, capable of delivering key messages in any forum.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Preparation: how to start, when to stop;
  • Structure and signposting to help frame a speech/presentation that will resonate;
  • The KISS principle: key messages and talking points that will keep you on track;
  • The importance of words and phrasing that are clear and easy to understand;
  • Speech rhythm, tone and inflection to ensure your audience stays engaged;
  • Analogies and anecdotes to explain complex ideas and statistics;
  • Presentation and demeanour support to build on image and brand;
  • Body language – the tricks and pitfalls; and Insider tricks of the trade.
 

 

Facilitator

Georgina McGuinness, Director – McGuinness Media
Georgina is an experienced media relations, government relations and stakeholder engagement executive, who has forged a career of more than 30 years in communications. For 25 years, Georgina presented Adelaide’s premier weekend news bulletin on Channel 9. Away from the news desk, she was also a senior journalist, sub-editor, producer, chief of staff and documentary presenter. Georgina has received awards for TV journalism and participated in a news presenter exchange with Adelaide’s sister city, Austin, Texas. More recently, Georgina has been a speech-writer to two State Opposition Leaders and Senior Communications Adviser, to then Leader of the Opposition (and current SA Premier) the Hon Steven Marshall MP.

This unique background across media and government has allowed her to establish a wealth of experience and expertise in communication, stakeholder engagement, key message development, publicity, branding and presentation.

In April 2014, she established McGuinness Media and in the five years since, she has experienced strong and growing demand for her services.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 
Please note: Elected Members are encouraged to confirm with their administrators authorisation to register, prior to committing.

 

Enterprise Bargaining and Agreement Making

Legal

Duration: Half Day  
Investment: $385 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Human Resource Officers, Managers and CEOs

 

Overview

This session examines the legislative framework that regulates agreement making, informing you of the temporal and procedural requirements to be observed in industrial negotiations.

We will also provide strategic steps in negotiating enterprise agreements so that councils can achieve a better outcome when negotiating with other representatives.     

 

Key Learnings

  • Procedural requirements for commencing negotiations;
  • Negotiation strategies;
  • Targeting productivity and flexibility; and
  • Procedural requirements for voting and process for approval of an enterprise agreement.

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law. 

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Environmental Law for Local Government

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Environmental/Sustainability Officers; Property Officers; Planning and Development Officers; Risk Officers; and Managers in these areas.

 

Overview

Local government is affected by environmental law and regulation in various ways – directly in its role as manager of environmental assets; where it holds environmental authorisations for licensed activities (EPA licences); in its role as a planning authority; as an environmental regulator for local nuisance and litter; and in its dealings with land that is, or may be, contaminated.   

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to key environmental law concepts and legislation that most affects local government, with a focus on practical application and risk management. Attendees will gain confidence in identifying risk issues, and then working through those issues, including in its interactions with the EPA.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of statutory definitions; statutory pollution offences; statutory defences; EPA reporting obligations. 
  • Discussion about key environmental issues in waste, water and vegetation management.
  • Discussion about how to approach an EPA investigation and manage associated risk
  • Introduction to site contamination. 

 

Facilitator

Peter Psaltis, Principal - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Peter Psaltis was formerly an in-house solicitor at the Environment Protection Authority, and has been advising State and local government and private clients on all aspects of environmental law and regulation for over 15 years.  

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Erosion & Sediment Control Training

Works/Infra

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Outside workers
 

 

Overview

Following discussions with Master Builders-SA and KESAB, a course in fundamental Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) has been specifically designed for Council officers.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Introduction.
  • Familiarisation with relevant SA and Australia-wide references and soil maps.
  • Constraints:
  • Developers’ / Builders’ culture.
  • Current economic situation.
  • EPA legislation.
  • Types of soil erosion.
  • Impacts of inadequate ESC on the environment and on the community.
  • ‘Know your soils’ – including practical Emerson Tests on a range of soil types.
  • ESC risk assessment – Development sites / Building sites.
  • General site management including staging, use of temporary down pipes, rubbish etc.
  • Drainage control.
  • Erosion control.
  • Sediment control.
  • Rehabilitation / revegetation
  • Relevance to specific councils – Workshopping in groups.
  • ‘Improve your ESC auditing skills’ - Practical test using photographs in groups.
  • International Erosion Control Association.
  • Inspection of a development / building site.
 

 

Facilitator

Over the past six months Rob Savory and Col Schiller have delivered one-day customised ESC training courses to Council staff in Adelaide and Launceston. 
 
Rob is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and an Environmental Compliance Lead Auditor with 20 years’ experience on mine sites and oilfields in Australia and NZ.
 
Col has over 30 years’ experience in erosion and sediment control, land management, land rehabilitation and ESC training in Australia, NZ and on the Indian sub-continent. 
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.



 

Essential Supervisors Course

Works/Infra

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: $750 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Leading hands, Co-ordinators, Supervisors and Team Leaders.
 

 

Overview

This course provides the underpinning knowledge required to successfully monitor staff and coach them for high level performance. 
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Communicating with team members and management to ensure open communication channels and to clarify issues
  • Resolving conflict and disputes in the work team
  • Being a role model for other team members
  • Consulting and developing objectives with the work team
  • Developing risk management approaches
  • Developing techniques to address faults and inefficiencies
  • Identifying and developing opportunities for improved work practices
  • Monitoring and adjusting operational performance by producing short-term plans, planning and acquiring resources and reporting on performance
  • Preparing work plans and budgets
  • Actively seeking feedback on own performance from clients and colleagues
  • Prioritising tasks
  • Coaching and mentoring colleagues and team members to support the introduction of change
  • Using business technology such as computer programs and telecommunications to collect and manage information.

 

Additional Information

Participants may choose to complete an assessment and undertake recognition of current competencies (RCC) to achieve a Certificate IV in Frontline Management. The RCC process will occur over a six month period.
 
For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Ethics in Planning & Development

Legal

Duration:  Half Day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Accredited professionals under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, 2016 (PDI Act)
  • Planning Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Building Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Surveyor

 

Overview

Professional ethics is a focus of the mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for accredited professionals under the PDI Act. In particular:
 
  • Planning Levels 1, 3, 4 and Surveyor must achieve at least 2 CPD units (2 hours) in ethics in planning
  • Planning Level 2 must achieve at least 1 CPD unit (1 hour) in ethics in planning
  • Building Levels 1, 2, 3 must achieve at least 2 CPD units (2 hours) in ethics in development
  • Planning Level 2 must achieve at least 1 CPD unit (1 hour) in ethics in development

This course is designed to meet those requirements, by offering either 1 or 2 hours of training in relation to key ethical considerations for accredited professionals.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Understanding relevant statutory concepts and requirements under the PDI Act including disclosure of financial interests, avoiding conflict of interest, duty of confidentiality, copyright and relevant statutory offences
  • Code of conduct - understanding key professional obligations and duties for assessment panel members and accredited professionals
  • Implications for breach of ethical duties, including code of conduct complaints, Ministerial investigations, and the role of the Ombudsman and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption 
  • How to lodge and/or manage code of conduct complaints
  • Relevant case law histories involving ethical matters

 

Facilitator

Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

Peter Psaltis, Principal - Environment, planning and development - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Peter advises and represents government and private clients in his areas of specialty, including town planning and development, land management, environment protection, site contamination, compulsory acquisition, property and infrastructure related matters. Peter has an extensive history in presenting at Local Government conferences and he also lectures and tutors Environmental Law topics in the University of Adelaide / Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Expiation Notices - The Essentials

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Council Officers, General Inspectors and Managers of these areas

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996 (the Act) and summarise the fundamental concepts that underpin expiation notices. 

The course will also provide participants with an understanding of the relationship between the Act, Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Act 2017 and various other legislation enforced by local government in South Australia. 

The half day session will assist participants in understanding their powers to issue an expiation notice, reviews of expiation notices, obligations under the Act and the requirements of a compliant expiation notice.

 

Key Learnings

  • Issuing of expiation notices
  • Requirements of expiation notices
  • Summary of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996
  • Governance issues
  • Reviews of expiation notices
  • Debt recovery
  • Elections to be prosecuted
  • Interaction with other legislation

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Facilitating Debriefs Clinic

Emergency

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $350 excl GST per person flat rate
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Anyone can benefit from this clinic, but it is designed for those with responsibility for facilitating debriefs, has an interest in facilitating debriefs, or is involved in organisational learning and development, especially:
  • Instructors and simulation designers
  • Operational personnel, including Incident management team and functional unit leaders
  • Emergency centre coordinators and managers
  • Those responsible for near miss investigation reporting and after accident reviews
 

 

Overview

The i-Responda program in partnership with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is pleased to offer the following development opportunity. We would encourage all councils and agencies that conduct debriefs to attend. 
 
Learn how to get the most benefit out of debriefs
Debriefing offers a valuable opportunity to review activities undertaken.
However, all of us can improve our skills at debriefing, and this clinic will teach you the art of success and give you some resources to assist.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • The steps to prepare, build, and conduct a debrief
  • Strategies to ensure a debrief actively engages
  • How to make debriefs a challenging and safe learning environment
  • Using effective techniques (and avoiding some common ineffective ones)
  • Acquire skills to overcome potential barriers that inhibit learning.
  • Strategies to unravel understanding and contrast different perspectives
  • Linking debriefs to organisational learning.
Your learning is supported by purpose built publications so you can understand what research has found and translate key findings into your next debrief.
  
About the development of the clinic
The clinic was developed as part of the AIIMS Capability Development Roadshow from a research project undertaken for the (former) Bushfires CRC. The clinic was road tested in 2015 around Australia and received very positive participant appraisal.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Fair Treatment and Equal Opportunity Act

Legal

Duration: Half Day  
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Human Resource Officers, Managers, Team Leaders and CEOs

 

Overview

Fair and equal treatment of all employees should be a pillar of the council’s organisational and community ethos. Certain conduct and decisions can lead to claims against the council on the basis of discrimination, race, religion and / or sex.

This session will explore what your council needs to consider when making decisions regarding current or potential employees and the legal ramifications when discrimination occurs. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Obligations under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) and what is considered discrimination;
  • Federal anti-discrimination law - Age Discrimination Act 2004, Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Racial Discrimination Act 1975, and Sex Discrimination Act 1984;
  • What is considered adverse action?; and
  • Defining ‘reasonable management action taken in a reasonable manner’.

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law. 

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Fire Risks and Hoarding

Business

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $25 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

EHO’s, Planning Officers and council staff that work with members of the community who hoard.

 

Overview

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty of a person/s to discard or part with possessions, regardless of their actual value. Hoarding can result in extreme clutter in and around a premises, compromising the intended use of a premises and threatening the health and safety of people and animals who live or work in the premises and their neighbours.

Hoarding is a progressive and chronic condition and the effects of hoarding can be apparent inside or outside the premises or a combination of both. Commonly hoarded items include personal papers, newspapers, clothing, furniture, appliances, household rubbish, animals and hard rubbish. In this interactive 90 min presentation (that will welcome questions and discussion) participants will be given information about managing hoarding in their community and the fire risk associated with it.

 

Key Learnings

  • Facts about fires and hoarding
  • Fire risks associated with hoarding
  • Early warning, access & egress, ignition sources and fuel load
  • Prioritising de-cluttering activities
  • Additional fire protection
  • Brief history of Metro Fire Service (MFS) response-What services the MFS can offer
  • Input from Local Government Risk Services (LGRS)

 

Facilitator

Vinny Schar, ESM  AIFireE, Community Engagement Manager, South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, J-FLIP Coordinator
Vincent has over 30 years experience in emergency operations, 15 of those as a Station Officer for the SA Metropolitan Fire Service. Vincent worked for two and half years in Community Safety Education developing and delivering fire safety education. 

Stevie Sanders, WHS & Risk Manager - LGRS (providing services to the sector on behalf of WCS & MLS)
Stevie Holds a masters in Safety systems and has worked for the safety regulator in the UK and has designed and implemented safety systems in a number of industries, including Pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, and has extensive experience in local Government.

 

Additional Information

LGA Training would like to thank the MFS for providing this training at no charge to our members, enabling us to offer this program for a small administrative fee.  

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

 

Food Safety Regulation and the Law

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Environmental Health Officers, General Inspectors and Managers of these areas

 

Overview

To provide an overview of councils’ responsibilities under the Food Act 2001 (the Food Act) and requirements for food businesses to comply with the Food Act and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. 

The course will also provide participants with an understanding of their powers under the Food Act and tips in conducting investigations and undertaking enforcement under the Food Act. 

The half day session will comprise of a seminar and hypothetical scenarios to illustrate concepts in a practical setting.  The session will also include an open forum where participants may ask questions and seek guidance and advice in relation to investigations and enforcement under the Food Act. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Summary of the Food Act 2001
  • Requirements of food businesses
  • Investigating allegations of non-compliance
  • Powers of authorised officers
  • Seizure and analysis of food samples
  • Evidence gathering
     

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Freedom of Information (FOI) Update

Legal

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Governance staff, Records management staff and CEO's 

 

Overview

The Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020 (FOI Amendment Bill) proposes the most extensive changes to South Australia’s freedom of information (FOI) laws since the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) was enacted nearly 30 years ago. The changes range from small miscellaneous amendments to much more significant reforms which bring the FOI Act more closely into alignment with other jurisdictions which underwent similar reforms roughly a decade ago.

 

Key Learnings

The FOI Amendment Bill which has now been introduced into Parliament. Some of the key proposals are as follows:
  • “Proactive disclosure” requirements, whereby certain agencies specified in a policy to be issued by the Premier will be obliged to publish regularly requested information (e.g. credit card statements, travel expenditure) without any person needing to make an FOI application for that information;
  • “Disclosure log” requirements, whereby specified agencies will need to maintain publicly available records detailing specified information regarding FOI applications made to the agency;
  • Amendments to the objects of the FOI Act and the public interest balancing test, designed to create a presumption in favour of disclosure in some cases;
  • Increasing time limits for dealing with applications and internal reviews;
  • Providing further grounds and clarity regarding the circumstances in which an agency can refuse to deal with an application;
  • Stronger powers for the Ombudsman as external reviewer, including the power to refer a matter back to the agency for a new determination.
 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. She has extensive experience in delivering high quality training seminars, workshops and conferences across her many specialisations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

LGA Training intends to provide training on the amendments to the FOI Act after the Bill passes the Parliament and before the changes commence.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Frivolous & Vexatious Complaints

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Governance Officers, Freedom of Information Officers 

 

Overview

Members of the public are entitled to complain. Members of the public are also able to express dissatisfaction in other ways, such as through requests for reviews of decisions or (in some cases) freedom of information applications. However, councils are entitled to refuse to deal with complaints, requests and applications if there is a proper basis for doing so. Generally, if a complaint, request or application is ‘frivolous’ or ‘vexatious’, this will be an appropriate basis to refuse to deal with the matter.

Therefore, council staff members must be able to identify when a matter is in fact ‘frivolous’ or ‘vexatious’, and must know what rights and obligations the council has in respect of dealing with such matters.

 

Key Learnings

  • The legislative basis of councils’ obligations to deal with complaints;
  • What constitutes a frivolous or vexatious complaint;
  • How to appropriately deal with or refuse to deal with frivolous or vexatious complaints;
  • What sorts of matters apart from complaints can be refused on the basis of being frivolous or vexatious;
  • Foreshadowed amendments to freedom of information legislation which will expressly introduce the concept of ‘frivolous or vexatious’ freedom of information applications;
  • Requirements relating to council policies and procedures.

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. She has extensive experience in delivering high quality training seminars, workshops and conferences across her many specialisations. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Funding after Hibernation

Governance

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Council staff who are keen to understand the funding process coming out of COVID-19 ‘hibernation’. 

 

Overview

With the path ahead uncharted, this program will offer an insight into how funding is expected to flow as we come out of hibernation, and what this means for councils.  This session will review how the grant process works and assist participants build their council’s capacity to both pursue funding and say ‘no’ to offers that cannot possibly be delivered.  

 

Key Learnings

  • Expected funding process over the next 3 weeks, 3 months and 3 years; 
  • Managing existing projects, including fire and drought, when you can no longer meet funding deed requirements; 
  • Preparing a realistic plan for selecting projects for future funding within your resource capacity; 
  • Process for preparing projects to be shovel ready; 
  • How to say ‘no’ to funding offers from state and Australian Government when you cannot possibly deliver; 
  • Stories from inside State and Australian Government and how the systems really works

 

Facilitator

Colin Steele is Managing Director of Section51. Prior to establishing Section51, Colin worked for 10 years in local government, 11 years in State Government, including disaster management, and 10 years designing, assessing, managing and evaluating grant programs for the Australian Government.  Colin was a key architect of the local government programs developed while working inside the Australian Government during the Global Financial Crisis.  Section51 has achieved funding for over $600 million in local government projects in the last 8 years.  Colin is based in Canberra with an extensive network in both Australian and State Government.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

GDS40: Understanding Applications and Implications for Councils

Business

Duration: Half day (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Investment: Free
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Information and Records Management Officers and other Council Officers responsible for information and records management practices within councils.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Why GDS 40 is different
  • How GDS 40 was developed
  • What is now permanent
  • How GDS 40 is structured
  • Understanding retention periods
  • Undertaking risk assessments for records
  • Obtaining management sign off to disposal
  • Interpretation of GDS 40 (sentencing)
  • Mapping of GDS 20 to GDS 40
  • Implementation in systems
  • Examples of applying GDS 40
  • Providing feedback and updates

 

Facilitator

Tony Leviston, Principal Archivist at State Records of South Australia
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Governance Forum

Forums

Duration: TBA
Investment: TBA
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

The LGA Governance Forum is designed especially for Local Government Governance Officers and other officers working on governance matters within Councils. 
 

 

Overview

Local Government plays a vital role in the Australian political system with good governance being vital to local democracy. The objective of these Forums is to raise awareness and understanding of priority Local Government governance issues and best practice principles, and provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain professional development, hear from expert presenters and make valuable network connections.

 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

 

 

Grants and Funding - Interactive Project Workshop

Business

Duration: Half day (1pm - 4pm)
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Council staff involved in grants and funding applications, including Australian and State Government Grants and disaster funding.

 

 

Overview

This face 2 face interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to workshop projects they are seeking funding for in 2020. Using the BBRF as a template, this session will run participants projects though the preparation and application process.

Participants will also work though the 14 attachments that are required for BBRF4 and look at which ones may apply to the next round, or other grant opportunities

 

 

Key Learnings

  • How to make your project interesting so it gets ‘noticed’
  • How to tell your project story to the funding providers
  • How to create a council’s portfolio of past projects to have ready for your next application

 

Facilitator

Colin Steele is Managing Director of Section51. Prior to establishing Section51, Colin worked for 10 years in local government, 11 years in State Government and 10 years designing, assessing, managing and evaluating grant programs and disaster funding for the Australian Government.

Section51 has been running as a consultancy for over 10 years and in that time, we have helped councils achieve funding for close to $400 million in community, infrastructure and environmental projects.

 

 

Additional Information

To compliment this training, you may prefer to attend the full day session:
Grants and Funding - Strategies & Interactive Project Workshop

Alternatively, if you prefer you can attend:
Part 1 - Grants and Funding Strategies

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

 

Grants and Funding - Strategies & Interactive Project Workshop

Business

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Council staff involved in grants and funding applications, including Australian and State Government Grants and disaster funding.  

 

Overview

This full day program offers participants the opportunity to attend both Grants and Funding ‘Strategies’ and ‘An interactive project workshop’ at a reduced rate


 

Part 1: Grants and Funding Strategies

In this session the disaster and drought grants, sports grants and funding allocations of 2019 will be analysed and strategies for approaching funding opportunities in 2020 will be provided.
  • The context of disaster funding; who is responsible, how it works and why;
  • Information about where and how grant funding may be made available in 2020;
  • An overview of how to start preparing your projects now so you are ready to apply for the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) and other funding opportunities in 2020.

 

Part 2: Grants and Funding - Interactive Project Workshop

This face 2 face interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to workshop ‘real’ projects they are seeking funding for in 2020. Using the BBRF as a template, this session will run participants’ projects though the preparation and application process.
Participants will also work though the 14 attachments that are required for BBRF4 and look at which ones may apply to the next round, or other grant opportunities

 

  • How to make your project interesting so it gets ‘noticed’
  • How to tell your project story to the funding providers
  • How to create a council’s portfolio of past projects to have ready for your next application

 

Facilitator

Colin Steele has been the Managing Director of Section51 for over 10 years, assisting councils achieve funding for close to $400 million in community, infrastructure and environmental projects.

Prior to establishing Section51, Colin worked for 10 years in local government, 11 years in State Government and 10 years designing, assessing, managing and evaluating grant programs and disaster funding for the Australian Government. During this time he was manager of Local Government programs in the Department of Infrastructure during the Global Financial Crisis.  His team at the time were the architects of the then Australian Government GFC response for Local Government in 2008. 

Colin has a comprehensive understanding of what happens inside government during these times. 

 

Additional Information

If you would prefer to attend one of the half day sessions only, please select below:
Grants and Funding Strategies
Grants and Funding - Interactive Project Workshop


For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

Grants and Funding Strategies

Business

Duration: Half Day (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Council staff involved in grants and funding applications, including Australian and State Government Grants and disaster funding.

 

Overview

This session is part 1 of a 2-part package. It covers the disaster and drought grants, sports grants and funding allocations of 2019 will be analysed and strategies for approaching funding opportunities in 2020 will be provided. 

 

Key Learnings

  • The context of disaster funding; who is responsible, how it works and why;
  • Information about where and how grant funding may be made available in 2020;
  • An overview of how to start preparing your projects now so you are ready to apply for the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) and other funding opportunities in 2020.

 

Facilitator

Colin Steele is Managing Director of Section51. Prior to establishing Section51, Colin worked for 10 years in local government, 11 years in State Government and 10 years designing, assessing, managing and evaluating grant programs and disaster funding for the Australian Government.  

Section51 has been running as a consultancy for over 10 years and in that time, we have helped councils achieve funding for close to $400 million in community, infrastructure and environmental projects.

 

Additional Information

To compliment this training, you may prefer to attend the full day session: Grants and Funding - Strategies & Interactive Project Workshop
Alternatively, if you prefer you can attend: Part 2 - Grants and Funding - Interactive Project Workshop

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

 

Handling Conflict Situations for Council Officers

Business

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

All Council Officers 
 

 

Overview

This course will explore how personal conflict styles influence our behaviour when dealing with difficult conversations and conflict situations. As professionals providing a service to the public, it is useful to become aware of how our own behaviour can be managed to build capacity within the community to respond rather than react to situations.
 
Participants practice the skill is groups of three, with one person taking on the role of the Council Officer, another taking on the role of a resident, with the third person observing and providing feedback. Then they reverse roles so everyone gets a chance to practice in a safe and comfortable setting.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Possibilities and limitations of conflict management
  • Nature and source of conflict
  • Identify personal conflict styles
  • Provide practical opportunities
  • Different responses to various conflict situations
  • Common conflict situations
 
Feedback from past participants is that they get the most value out of role-playing as “it is the best way to really learn how to become competent at handling conflict”.
 

 

Facilitator

Barbara Chappell holds a Masters in Conflict Management and is licensed to train the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate Program and the Emotion, Outrage and Public Engagement course. Barbara works with Councils and community groups throughout South Australia to raise awareness of the role of conflict management in community engagement and community relations.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

 

How to Draft a Statutory Notice Workshop

Legal

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Governance Officers
 

 

Overview

Councils have extensive powers available to them to require members of the public to comply with legislative controls and to restrict particular activities. However before a council exercises those powers it is usually required to provide a notice setting out the action the person is required to take or the activity that is required to cease to remedy the contravention of the law.

Statutory notices are issued under many pieces of legislation including the Local Government Act 1999, Food Act 2001, SA Public Health Act 2011, Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 and Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 and cover matters such as the sale of land for non payment of rates, sanitary condition of food premises and risks to public health.  A failure to comply with a statutory notice often constitutes an offence and empowers the Council to take the action required by the notice and recover its costs in doing so from the person to whom the notice was issued.
 
A defective statutory notice will likely invalidate the notice and render unlawful any action the council takes pursuant to the defective notice.  It is essential therefore that statutory notices are drafted carefully and the procedure for service and enforcement of the notice is legislatively complaint.
 
This workshop will equip you with the skills to draft any statutory notice and provide you with all the essential information to ensure the Council’s statutory notices withstand scrutiny by the Courts and the Ombudsman. A number of template statutory notices will be prepared during the workshop which you will be able to take back to your council for future use.  
 

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal - Governance and Regulatory Services - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice D’Agostino assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. Felice takes a practical and solutions based approach to representing her clients and assisting them to deal with competing pressures. As a Principal in Norman Waterhouse’s Employment, Governance and Regulatory Services team Felice specialises in governance and public administration and is committed to assisting her clients to make defensible decisions that will withstand scrutiny. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.

 

Additional Information

You may also be interested in: How to use LGA Delegation Templates - Workshop.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

How to Use LGA Delegations Templates Workshop

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Governance Officers

 

Overview

In 2006 the LGA partnered with Norman Waterhouse to deliver the Local Government Delegations Templates Project. These delegations templates have become an invaluable tool for councils, but is your council using the templates correctly and most effectively?

This workshop will provide a practical demonstration of the LGA delegations templates and provide participants with hands on experience in using the templates. Tips for getting the most out of the templates and traps to watch out for will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to have all their questions answered.

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. She has extensive experience in delivering high quality training seminars, workshops and conferences across her many specialisations. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

You may be interested in How to Draft a Statutory Notice Workshop.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation

Business

Duration:  5 Days
Investment: $2310 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face

 

Target Audience

Elected Members, Officers and Managers in the Community Engagement, Community Development, Community Services, Planning and Development and Strategic Planning areas.

 

Overview

The landscape of global public participation and community engagement is changing. A proven framework for public participation has never been more essential. People want and need to be engaged as decisions are made, and the process must happen in a respectful, positive, and effective way that creates the best possible outcomes for all concerned. That’s where International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Federation comes in.

 
The IAP2 Federation has streamlined and refined its highly-regarded and innovative flagship certificate course to meet today’s challenging climate. Whether you are new to the public participation process or an advanced practitioner, this new training will provide you with the structure, techniques, and knowledge you need to be successful.

The hands-on design of this program and the expertise of the IAP2 Federation Licensed Trainers ensures that you receive the very best public participation and community engagement training available globally.

The program is divided into two (2) Modules.
A three (3) day 'Planning' module and a two (2) day 'Techniques' module.

 

Planning Module – 3 days

The three-day 'Planning' module provides an introduction to the foundations of effective public participation including decision process steps; how to select levels of participation, identify and clarify the roles and responsibilities of decision-makers and communities; and an introduction to the selection of techniques and development of a community engagement plan. The program has a project management base supported by community engagement and development principles. It helps project officers who are responsible for council’s infrastructure to understand the needs of communities; and it helps community development officers to integrate community needs within a project management structure. The program broadens the perspective of council officers and increases their capacity to work effectively with community members.
  • The public and their roles in participation
  • The integration of project management with community engagement and community development practices
  • How to set clear objectives to achieve public participation goals
  • How to develop a public participation plan including communication aspects of public participation
  • How to identify appropriate evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of public participation
  • A variety of public participation engagement and communication skills; and techniques including active listening, empathy, managing difficult conversations and risk communication.
 
The Planning module needs to be completed before the Techniques module.

 

Techniques Module – 2 days

The two-day 'Techniques' module provides an introduction to a range of practical techniques that can be used at all five levels on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation. The module builds on the learning from the planning module and provides participants with opportunities to reflect on and improve their understanding of the IAP2 approach to public participation.
 
  • World Café, interviewing from a public participation perspective, focused conversations, Citizen Jury, community groups and other techniques of interest to participants
  • How to select techniques to share information, collect and compile information and bring people together
  • How to adapt techniques to suit specific situations and meet public participation objectives.
 
At the completion of this 5-day course, participants will receive an internationally recognised IAP2 Public Participation Certificate.
 

 

Facilitator

Barbara Chappell is the author of the LGA Community Engagement Handbook and the City of Onkaparinga’s Community Engagement Handbook which won the IAP2 Core Values Award for Best Policy Framework 2007. She holds a Master of Conflict Management. Barbara is licensed to train the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations Program and Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage Management courses.  She has delivered the training across Australia, in Singapore, Jakarta, San Diego and Ottawa. She works with Councils and community groups throughout South Australia to raise awareness of community engagement practices.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

ICAC Overview - Maladministration, Misconduct, Corruption for Elected Members

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

As members of local government bodies, elected members must be aware of, and comply with their obligations as public officers pursuant to the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA) (‘ICAC Act’).

This session will explain the primary objects of the ICAC Act, what constitutes maladministration, misconduct and corruption in public administration and the reporting obligations of public officers.

 

Key Learnings

  • Role of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
  • Definitions of, and real-life examples of maladministration, misconduct and corruption
  • Obligations of public officers pursuant to the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA)
  • Reporting obligations for elected members under the ICAC framework

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law.

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

ICAC Overview - Maladministration, Misconduct, Corruption for Officers

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

All council employees

 

Overview

As public officers, council employees must be aware of, and comply with their obligations pursuant to the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA) (‘ICAC Act’).

This session will explain the primary objects of the ICAC Act, what constitutes maladministration, misconduct and corruption in public administration, the reporting obligations of public officers and implications of breaches.

 

Key Learnings

  • Role of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption 
  • Definitions of, and real-life examples of maladministration, misconduct and corruption in public administration
  • Obligations of public officers pursuant to the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA)
  • Reporting obligations under the ICAC framework
  • Implications of breaches, including criminal sanctions

 

Facilitator

Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law. 

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Improving your Decision-Making Skills - Council Staff

Business

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face

 

Target Audience

All Council Staff

 

Overview

This session has been developed for council staff who are interested in acquiring practical knowledge, skills and tools to make better decisions in their professional and personal lives.

It is also useful for those who are working in a role in which they are expected to undertake analysis, strategic planning, successfully deliver project outcomes, prepare briefs/minutes, provide advice and make recommendations to managers, executives, and other senior decision-makers.

 

Key Learnings

  • To develop a clear understanding of decision making as a process
  • To develop an understanding of how individual and organisational behaviour shapes decision making
  • To build best practice skills in commonly misused decision making tools
  • To build skills in facilitating decision making meetings and conversations

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Introduction to Community Engagement for Council Officers

Business

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Community Engagement Officers and Managers in the Community Development, Community Services, Planning and Development, Infrastructure and Strategic Planning areas.
 

 

Overview

The Community Engagement Project undertaken by the LGA produced a handbook resource for Councils across South Australia. The Community Engagement Handbook is based on the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) model and provides a basic community engagement framework for Councils.  

The handbook was revised in 2016 to include a section on engagement techniques including how to engage with Aboriginal communities and people with disabilities; and social media.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • What is meant by community engagement in Local Government decision making
  • A range of community engagement
  • Legislative issues in relation to community engagement
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating community engagement
  • An introduction to techniques to share and gather information and bring people together.
 

 

Facilitator

Barbara Chappell is the author of the LGA Community Engagement Handbook and the City of Onkaparinga's Community Engagement Handbook which won the IAP2 Core Values Award for Best Policy Framework 2007. Barbara is licensed to train the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate Program and the Dealing with Opposition in Public Participation course.  She has delivered community engagement training across Australia, in Singapore, Jakarta, San Diego, Ottawa and Tel Aviv. She works with Councils and community groups throughout South Australia to raise awareness of community engagement practices.
 

 

Additional Information

This course is part one of a two-part series. Part two is Techniques for Participation in Community Engagement.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Introduction to Rates

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

New and intermediate rates and finance officers

 

Overview

Councils must tax their constituents in order to provide services which benefit those constituents. This is a fundamental feature of representative government. In the case of local government, the power to tax is conferred by the ‘rating’ provisions of the Local Government Act 1999.

The power to tax is a power which must be exercised equitably and accurately, and strictly in accordance with the parameters set out by legislation. The work of rates and finance officers is vital to local government, and so all rates and finance officers must have a proper understanding of the legal basis of rating.

 

Key Learnings

  • The different types of rates and charges which may be imposed under the Local Government Act 1999;
  • Elements of rates, including fixed charges, value of land, differentiating factors, minimum rates, and maximum rates;
  • When, why and how separate rates, service rates and service charges may be imposed;
  • Procedural requirements for the adoption of rates and charges;
  • Mandatory rebates, discretionary rebates, postponements, and remissions;
  • The assessment record;
  • Requirements for rates notices;
  • Whom a council can recover rates from, and the consequences of default by a ratepayer.

 

Facilitator

Felice D’Agostino, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice assists and provides advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and public integrity. She has extensive experience in delivering high quality training seminars, workshops and conferences across her many specialisations. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

i-Responda Module

Emergency

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Cost:
$0 to Councils - This training is subsidised through a funding arrangement between SAFECOM, NDRP and LGASA
 
Time:
Please see individual times below next to 'Book Now' button. 

For:
Any Council staff member that may be involved in supporting emergency services, respond to any incidents, manage staff that may be responded or simply what to understanding the i-Responda framework.
 
Course Overview:
An all hazards approach, personal action plan & supporting framework, to empower Council staff to make informed decisions when responding to incidents and supporting emergency services and stay safe
 
Topics covered:
   - Situational awareness
   - Communication
   - Command, Coordination, Control
   - Direction & Support
   - It’s OK to say NO
   - i-Responda framework
   
- Working with Control Agencies & Emergency Services
   - Common Hazards & their Safety considerations
   - How does Council get involved?

Presenter:
Scott Loechel – LGA Project Manager, Emergency Services Support Project.
 

Land Division – Infrastructure Delivery

Legal

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Property Officers; Development Officers; Infrastructure Officers; and Managers of these areas.

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the fundamental legal concepts that council officers encounter in infrastructure delivery for land divisions.  This open training forum will provide participants with the confidence to navigate the basics of land division in development authorisations and related concepts such as bonding and open space, whilst ensuring council’s interests are protected in the delivery of infrastructure related to such land divisions. 

The training session will comprise a combination of different formats including: a tutorial to teach the concepts; hypothetical examples to illustrate the concepts in a practical setting; and a question and answer based session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance and advice.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of the legal framework for land division, bonding and open space;
  • Explanation of infrastructure delivery mechanisms for councils;
  • Practical guidance for councils on infrastructure delivery connected with land divisions;
  • Information sharing between councils (particularly on recent developer trends).

 

Facilitator

Rebecca McAulay, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Having worked in the public sector Rebecca is well positioned to appreciate the internal context within local governments, statutory authorities, state government departments, redevelopment authorities and universities. Rebecca’s range of experience both in the public sector and in-house, has lead her to prepare and deliver enriching training sessions and workshops for many years.

Yari McCall, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Yari has expertise in strategic property and major infrastructure projects as well as all general dealings with land; including due diligence, sales and purchases, leases, licenses, management agreements, easements, encumbrances and caveats. Yari advises both local government and private clients and she is an engaging presenter with a keen interest in providing professional development and training opportunities for clients on a variety of topics.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Land Management Agreements

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Property Officers, Development Officers, Infrastructure Officers; and Managers of these areas.

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the fundamental concepts that underpin land management agreements and the lessons to be learnt from the interpretation of land management agreements by the courts. This open training forum will provide participants with the confidence to navigate the basics of land management agreements within the council setting. 

The training session will comprise a combination of different formats including: a tutorial to teach the concepts; hypothetical examples to illustrate the concepts in a practical setting; and a question and answer based session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance and advice.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of the fundamental legal requirements of land management agreements;
  • An overview of the case law applicable to land management agreements;
  • Practical guidance for councils on land management agreements;
  • Information sharing between councils.

 

Facilitator

Rebecca McAulay, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Having worked in the public sector Rebecca is well positioned to appreciate the internal context within local governments, statutory authorities, state government departments, redevelopment authorities and universities. Rebecca’s range of experience both in the public sector and in-house, has lead her to prepare and deliver enriching training sessions and workshops for many years.

Yari McCall, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Yari has expertise in strategic property and major infrastructure projects as well as all general dealings with land; including due diligence, sales and purchases, leases, licenses, management agreements, easements, encumbrances and caveats. Yari advises both local government and private clients and she is an engaging presenter with a keen interest in providing professional development and training opportunities for clients on a variety of topics.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Legatus and LGA Disability Access and Inclusion Planning Workshop

Business

Duration: 2 hours (10am - 12pm)
Investment: Free
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Legatus Council staff members involved in disability access and inclusion planning. Elected Members from the Legatus group of councils interested in disability inclusion.
 

 

Overview

To assist councils with developing their Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs), the LGA planned a series of workshops across the state in collaboration with member councils, regional LGAs and the Department of Human Services. Resources are available on the LGA Members website for Councils to use as part of the creation of a community of practice for disability inclusion in local government. These initial workshops aim to provide a solid foundation to enhance council staff knowledge and skills for your Disability Access and Inclusion Planning.
 
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and consideration of the emerging safety advice from the Australian Government Health Department and SA Health, face to face workshops can no longer proceed. The DIPP Project Reference Group decided to move the workshops to an online webinar in a more compact format. It is crucial, now more than ever, that we maintain our focus on the DAIP process.
 
This workshop includes case studies from a rural council who has completed their DAIP, an interactive session on community engagement in the current climate, information about the DAIP toolkit, and resources to develop a DAIP that is both realistic and achievable. 
 
There will also be time for attendees to connect to share their knowledge, skills and experience with each other.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Find out how to make your plan realistic and achievable
  • Understand the key priorities and importance of community consultation
  • Learn more from a regional council who has completed their DAIP
  • Hear from DHS about the DAIP template
 

 

Facilitator

Merindah Ward, Senior Policy Officer, Local Government Association of SA
Michelle McGeachie, Director Strategy and Partnership, Department of Human Services
Lorinda Bayley, Community Development Officer, Light Regional Council
Barbara Chappell, Trainer and Consultant, Simply Speaking
Yvonne Cloke, Lead Regional Coordinator S.A. / Regional Coordinator Adelaide/Y&MN, Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content, please contact Merindah Ward at merindah.ward@lga.sa.gov.au

 

Legislative Tools for Managing Bushfire Risk

Legal

Duration: 2 half days (9:30am - 12:30pm) 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar 

 

Target Audience

Fire Prevention Officers, Team Leaders, Managers, Chief Executive Officers, Elected Members and all staff involved in fire prevention.

 

Overview

The LGA in conjunction with Norman Waterhouse Lawyers invite you to this one day training to address Council legislative responsibilities in bushfire risk management.

This training session will provide participants with tools to manage fire risks and assist councils in understanding their role and responsibilities with respect to fire prevention.  We will facilitate a comprehensive discussion regarding the powers and enforcement options available to councils under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 and other legislative instruments.

 

Key Learnings

  • Council obligations regarding fire prevention
  • Inspection process
  • Notice issuing process
  • Council powers with respect to:
    • council land
    • private land
    • federal land 
    • crown land
  • Interaction between the FES Act and other legislation

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers 
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

LGFSG Information Sharing Sessions

Emergency

Duration: 1 hour (nominally)
Investment: These sessions are provided free as a member service
Delivery: Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

All LGA member councils with an interest or role related to the topic of a session.
 

 

Overview

These facilitated LGFSG Information Sharing Sessions (ISS) are designed to allow the LGFSG and subject matter experts to provide updates on specific topics or areas of interest as related to the current emergency, while also allowing participants an opportunity to share information amount the Local Government sector.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of these LGFSG Information Sharing Sessions please contact the LGFSG on 8120 1720 of at scc@fsg.lga.sa.gov.au

 

Life's a Beach - The Role of a Council in Managing the Foreshore

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Chief  Executive Officers, Council Officers, General Inspectors and Managers

 

Overview

To provide a summary of councils’ obligations in managing foreshores and the legal status of foreshores within a council’s area.  The course will provide participants with a summary of available enforcement powers for a breach of by-laws, the Local Government Act 1999 and various road traffic offences relating to foreshores. 

The half day session will also discuss the relationship between various legislation, including the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993, and how to control access to foreshores by animals under human control.  This will be run as an open forum where participants may ask questions and seek guidance and advice in relation to foreshores. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Council responsibilities in managing foreshores
  • Local government authority and legal status of foreshores
  • Powers of enforcement
  • Use of by-laws
  • Controlling access to foreshores
  • Interaction with other legislation

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. Paul prepares and delivers workshops, briefings and seminars on behalf of Norman Waterhouse to councils on regulatory matters, civil enforcement and prosecution proceedings dealing with a range of legislations.
 
The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Liquor Licensing

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 ​incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

Planning Officers, Compliance Officers.
 

 

Overview

This course will provide an overview of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 procedures for dealing with applications for liquor licenses. 
 

 

Key Learnings

  • The statutory provisions in the Liquor Licensing Act
  • The procedures relating to applications
  • Breaches of the Liquor Licensing Act
  • Conditions of a licence and what can be done
  • Gathering evidence regarding non compliance
  • The role of the Council
  • The relationship between planning controls and liquor licensing 
  • Tips to follow and traps to avoid
 

 

Facilitator

Paul Kelly, Principal - Governance and Regulatory Services - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Paul Kelly is a Principal in the firm’s specialist Local Government Employment, Governance and Regulatory Services Team and his straightforward and pragmatic approach to legal practice delivers direct and satisfying results for his wide range of clients.  Paul’s experience includes governance, policy advice, administrative law issues and statutory interpretation. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Our practitioners regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals.
 

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Local Government and You

Governance

Duration: Half day (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

All Council Staff
 

 

Overview

Previously called ‘Local Government – An Introduction’, this updated program includes new information about being a Public Officer under the Local Government Act 1999.

Working in the local government sector is a meaningful and a rewarding experience and an opportunity to build and grow local communities. Being part of the public service at the local level presents exciting opportunities and challenges to truly – make a difference!

‘Local Government and You’ provides an overview of the Local Government sector and the important role it plays.

With the use of relevant local government case studies this program provides robust underpinning knowledge about the way Local Governments are constituted, the separation of roles between the Council and the Administration and the responsibilities of working in a compliance environment.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • The different levels of government and why they exist;
  • The separation of powers and duties;
  • The role of Mayors, Councillors, the CEO and council employees (what it means to be a Public Officer);
  • The impact Local Governments have on communities;
  • How decisions are made about the services councils provide;
  • The importance of protecting privacy and confidentiality and
  • How you can contribute to a positive work culture while strengthening council and sector reputation within the community.
  

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Local Government Property Management

Legal

Duration:  Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Asset managers and property officers

 

Overview

Councils are responsible for managing large property portfolios that are occupied by a broad range of tenants and users. Where properties are used by third party occupiers, a lease is put in place between the council as ‘landlord’ and the third party as ‘tenant’.
 
Because a lease forms the basis of a legal relationship, it is important that it is clear regarding the responsibilities of each party. It is important to outline the responsibilities and obligations of the tenant and be sure that the staff tasked with managing the property portfolios (and administering the leases) have an understanding of fundamental leasing principles and concepts.

 

Key Learnings

  • What are the key characteristics of a lease?
  • What Acts and Regulations do you need to be aware of?
  • Lease v’s Management Agreement – what are the key differences?
  • The utility of standard terms and special conditions
  • When does a lease commence?
  • Rent and rent review mechanisms
  • Outgoings, and the recovery of outgoings from tenant
  • Common tenant obligations
  • Common landlord obligations
  • End of lease obligations
  • Key risk issues to be aware of during the negotiation of a lease

 

Facilitator

Lisa Hubbard, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure & Commercial & Native Title – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Lisa is an experienced property lawyer with particular expertise in local government real property and infrastructure assets and native title. Lisa has also acted for local government, native title holders, pastoral lease holders and mining industry participants in matters involving native title, Aboriginal heritage and land access. Lisa’s knowledge and understanding allows her to present training sessions, workshops and seminars to both metropolitan and regional councils.

Taara Kennedy, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure & Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Taara has extensive experience in property law matters involving Crown land, community land, native title, Aboriginal heritage and administrative law, as well as negotiation and drafting of complex agreements and settlements. Taara is an engaging and interactive speaker and has been presenting at a range of different training sessions and seminars for several years.  

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Local Government Reform Implications

Governance

Overview

The State Government’s Local Government Reform process contained over 70 proposals for changing the Local Government Act. While not all of these changes will be supported by Parliament, the impact of changes is still expected to be substantial.

Upon the finalisation of the Amendment Bill LGA Training intends to offer training sessions outlining the changes and providing advice on how councils should prepare.
 
Some elements of the changes may warrant additional specific training sessions (i.e. new processes for managing Elected Member conduct, conflict of interests requirements). To stay informed about upcoming training sessions or to request specific sessions inhouse at your council or at a council hub please ‘register here’.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Local Government Volunteer Management Forum

Forums

Duration: Half Day (9am -1pm) 
Investment: $195 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Local Government staff who have responsibilities for the selection, leadership and day-to-day supervision of volunteers, or are responsible for the development, strategic direction and management of a Council Volunteer Program.

 

Overview

Volunteer managers and coordinators play a vital leadership role in driving volunteer programs and providing ongoing support to volunteers through these changing and challenging times.

The Volunteer Management Forums are designed to offer support to local government staff who work with volunteers by developing their skills, and delivering ‘need to know’ information regarding the sector to support their roles.

This years’ theme is ‘Connect - Engage - Transform’. A program for this forum is currently being developed and will be posted on this site when confirmed.  

 

Additional Information

For information about upcoming forums or to register your interest please click on the enquire button below or email training@lga.sa.gov.au
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Local Government Women in Leadership

Business

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

The Local Government Women in Leadership Program is designed for women who want to extend their influence in their current role and/or as a part of preparation for taking the next step in their career.  
 

 

Overview

Are you looking for a dynamic approach to building leadership capability and confidence?
 
This program provides a space to clarify strengths and refine leadership skills with a large focus on the application of new insights and learnings back in the workplace.
 

 

Additional Information

For information about upcoming forums or to register your interest please click on the enquire button below or email training@lga.sa.gov.au
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

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