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Adobe Illustrator CC – Beginner to intermediate

Business

Duration: 2 days
Investment: TBA
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: TBA
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: TBA
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: $480 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.

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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 has over 36 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant including 25 years in Big 4 accounting firms and 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 Unley, City of Onkaparinga, Roxby Downs Council and formerly a member of the Audit Committee for Southern Region Waste Resource Authority.

 

Additional Information

Please select your preferred delivery method below.
 
To complement this training, you may be interested in attending: 
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: 

Long-Term Financial Plans & Asset Management Plans

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 

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this 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

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement.

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.

 

Boosting Apprenticeships Commencement

Business

Duration: 30 minutes
Investment: Free
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Recruitment officers, Human Resources staff

 

Overview

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice.

The Australian Government has announced the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy to support employers and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees.

Councils are eligible for funding if:
 
  • they engage an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, and
  • the Australian Apprentice or trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification and has a training contract that is formally approved by the state training authority.

A wage subsidy of up to 50 per cent of the Australian Apprentice’s gross wage is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter per eligible Australian Apprentice and for wages paid from 5 October 2020 to 30 September 2021.

New employees commencing employment and existing employees who are upskilling can be signed into a traineeship or apprenticeship and attract the subsidy. However, places are capped at 100,000 nationally. Councils are encouraged to act swiftly if able, to take advantage of the funding.

 

Facilitator

Presented in conjunction with State Managers from Australian Apprenticeship Support Networks.

Ja Turnbull from MEGT provides strategic leadership and management to MEGT's commercial business units (MEGT Education, MEGT Recruitment & Management Services and MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider) across SA//WA. This includes the management of all sites and staff, financial management, strategy, compliance and policy, Government Contracts, setting and management of KPI's to assist in meeting and exceeding State and National objectives. He is responsible for the management of business development activities including motivation and mentoring of Sales teams.

Kara Prichard from MAS National works with all employers to future proof their business by creating workforce development solutions while maximising funding opportunities available at both a State and Federal level. 
Kara and her team also work with individuals to find pathways that lead to workforce participation and upskilling. MAS National seek to develop a strong relationship with stakeholders that results in long term impact on the businesses and individuals they work with.

 

Additional Information

Click here to view the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements.

For further information about the content of this program please contact Natasha Black on 8224 2013 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.

 

Building Better Regions Fund Round 5 Workshop

Business

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $220incl GST
Delivery options: Webinar

 

Target Audience

All staff who have a role in applying for major Australian Government Infrastructure funding.

 

Overview

LGA Training are offering regional councils two training opportunities sure to assist with the streamlining of BBRF5 grant preparation processes and improve chances of a successful application. If a council is applying for this grant for the first time, this session will cover the application method from start to finish. For councils who have been successful in past rounds, this session will provide the opportunity to fine tune a council’s approach specifically for BBRF5. 
.

 

Key Learnings

  • The purpose of an Australian Government Grant
  • Details of what the Australian Government will be looking for with BBRF5
  • Shovel ready, success, failure, politics, council capacity, time and project selection
  • Selecting a competitive project in this context
  • Preparing your project for funding under BBRF5
  • Preparing your council for funding and why this is different to the application process
  • What does shovel ready really mean and how to manage this conundrum
  • Drafting the application
  • Preparing the evidence and attachments
  • Submission and process
  • Risk and rewards of applying

 

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.

 

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: $385 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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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 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: $200 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 on the other ChemAlert components and to enrol, click on the below headings:
 
ChemAlert 'Stock' training
ChemAlert 'Search' training


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: $200 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 on the other ChemAlert components and to enrol, click on the below headings:
 
ChemAlert 'Risk Assessment' training
ChemAlert 'Stock' training


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: $200 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 on the other ChemAlert components and to enrol, click on the below headings:
 
ChemAlert 'Risk Assessment' training
ChemAlert 'Search' training


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: $605 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: $385 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  

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

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

​Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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: $260 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

Keith Barber, Procurement Specialist - Local Government Association of South Australia

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 has 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 Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA/NT (2005 – 2008).

 

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: $480 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 Elected 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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

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 

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this 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 Excellence

Business

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 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

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.
 

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:

 

Key Learnings

  • 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
    • 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”

 

Facilitator

Tom Sulda is a business strategy and process consultant as well as a process trainer in Business Analysis, Project Management (Prince2, Agile, PMBOK, Prince2 Agile, and MSP) including Information Security. Tom is a highly experienced business executive having worked across all business functions from the front to back end including corporate services for NFPs, Government and Commercial businesses.

 

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 & Webinar
 

 

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

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.

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

​Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

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.

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

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

​Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this 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

Claire Ryan, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment
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

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.

 

Digital Marketing Academy Full Program

Business

Duration: 4 x 3 hour sessions
Investment: $780incl GST
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Digital Marketing/Comms staff

 

Overview

To attend any of the below sessions as individual webinars, please click on the headings to enrol.
For the full series, scroll to the bottom and select 'Enrol' for yourself or 'Group Enrol' for others.

Please note: discounts do not apply to individual sessions.

Digital Marketing Academy#1 - Introduction to Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) (3 Nov 2020)

Digital Marketing Academy#2 - Google Ads & Search Engine Marketing and An Introduction to Facebook (12 Nov 2020)

Digital Marketing Academy#3 - Facebook Advertising and Other Social Media Advertising (17 Nov 2020)

Digital Marketing Academy#4 - Email Marketing and Content Marketing (26 Nov 2020)

 

Facilitator

Cate Gaston, Digital Marketing consultant

 

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 that the time displayed in the below 'Upcoming Workshops' section does not apply to each session within the full program. See individual dates below:

Digital Marketing #1: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Digital Marketing #2: 1pm - 4pm
Digital Marketing #3: 1pm - 4pm
Digital Marketing #4: 9:30am - 12:30pm

 

Digital Marketing Academy#1

Business

Duration: 3 hours
Investment: $220incl GST (to receive a further $100 off the full program, click here)
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Digital Marketing/Comms staff

 

Part 1: Introduction to Google Analytics

In this session participants will learn how to set-up Google Analytics to obtain detailed insights about their council’s website activity.

  • Terminology;
  • Google Analytics set-up; and
  • What you should be measuring / reporting on.

 

Part 2: Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

  • Why Council’s need to do SEO;
  • How to improve your council’s website discoverability by capturing prominent rankings in search engine results pages, which drives qualified traffic to your site.

 

Facilitator

Cate Gaston, Digital Marketing consultant

 

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.

 

Digital Marketing Academy#2

Business

Duration: 3 hours
Investment: $220incl GST (to receive a further $100 off the full program, click here)
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Digital Marketing/Comms staff

 

Part 1: Google Ads & Search Engine Marketing

In this session participants will learn how to get started with text-based and displayed advertising on a small budget using Google Ads.

 

Part 2: An Introduction to Facebook

  • How to set up a business page
  • What information to include
  • An introduction to content calendar
  • How to measure success
  • To hashtag or not to hashtag

 

Facilitator

Cate Gaston, Digital Marketing consultant

 

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.

 

Digital Marketing Academy#3

Business

Duration: 3 hours
Investment: $220incl GST (to receive a further $100 off the full program, click here)
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Digital Marketing/Comms staff

 

Part 1: Facebook Advertising

In this session participants will learn how to use Facebook's growing range of advertising tools to reach and influence their target audience. This session will cover:

  • To boost or not to boost a post
  • What is the different between boosting a post and a Facebook ad?
  • What is a dark post?
  • How to set up a Facebook Ad

 

Part 2: Other Social Media Advertising

General overview of each social platform and their advertising options. Share learnings of what does and doesn't work on each platform.
  • Linkedin
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • (touch on snapchat and tiktok)

 

Facilitator

Cate Gaston, Digital Marketing consultant

 

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.

 

Digital Marketing Academy#4

Business

Duration: 3 hours
Investment: $220incl GST (to receive a further $100 off the full program, click here)
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Digital Marketing/Comms staff

 

Part 1: Email Marketing

In this session participants will learn how to set up an email marketing schedule with popular tools such as Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor and tips and tricks for publishing effective email newsletters.

 

Part 2: Content Marketing

Digital storytelling: what it is and how it enables councils to better engage customers by:

 

  • Raising awareness of a program, service or subject matter;
  • Engaging the community in ways that lead to new knowledge, understanding, better decisions, action and outcomes and
  • Changing community behaviour over time

 

Facilitator

Cate Gaston, Digital Marketing consultant

 

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: $385 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.

 

Effective Decision Making for Elected Members

Business

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 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
Investment: $385 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.

 

Employment Law Overview - Important decisions of 2020 and how it affects Local Government

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Human Resources, CEOs, Directors, General Managers, and Team Leaders

 

Overview

In this session, we will provide an overview of the important court decisions and legislative changes that were passed in 2020, and discuss what implications these decisions will have on councils and across the sector.

 

Key Learnings

Some of the significant cases we will be discussing include:
 
  • High Court decision of Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2020] HCA 29 concerning the correct method of accrual and taking sick leave
  • Full Court decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 clarifying the definition and characteristics of casual employees
  • Variations to Awards and Enterprise Agreements as a result of COVID-19
  • Decision of South Australia v Van Hattem (No. 2) [2020] SASCFC 45 concerning the assessment and compensation of psychiatric injuries where the injury is contributed by multiple employment and non-employment related factors

 

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.
 

Enhanced Public Speaking and Presenting for Elected Members

Business

Duration: Half day 
Investment: $385 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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

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

​Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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: $605 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 options: 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 2-hour 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.

 

Implications of Local Government Reform

Governance

Duration: TBA
Investment: TBA
Delivery: TBA

 

Target Audience

All council staff and Elected Members

 

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 please click on the 'Enquire' button below.

 

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: Face 2 Face & 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 Essentials

Emergency

Duration: 3 hours 
Investment: No charge (This activity is funded by LGA Mutual Services)
Delivery options: Face 2 Face 
Participant numbers: 5 to 30
Pre-requisite: Nil

 

Target Audience

Any council worker, especially those with roles in incident operations including field/operational roles that may be asked to provide support to emergency services or control agencies during incidents.

 

Overview

i-Responda Essentials is a foundational activity that explains the principle of ‘Ordinary Operations in Extraordinary Situations’ and provides the basis upon which Local Government workers can work in a safe, consistent and supported way during incident operations.

 

Key Learnings

  • Roles and responsibilities of Local Government in incident operations
  • i-Responda principle and action plans
  • Working with emergency services
  • Communicating during incident operations
  • Incident management awareness
  • Briefing, situation reports & debriefing
  • Situational Awareness
  • Personal Survival​

 

Assessment & Certification

Short answer assessment and a certificate of completion is issued. Recertification of this course is recommended every 3 years, with updates annually.

 

Additional Information

For more information, please contact LGFSG - Development & Engagement - development@fsg.lga.sa.gov.au

 

Land Division – Infrastructure Delivery

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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  

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

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 
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 Nuisance & Litter Control

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

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

 

Overview

This program provides an overview of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 (LNLC Act) and summarises the fundamental concepts that underpin the legislation (including role and powers of a council for managing nuisance, litter and illegal dumping).

The course will also provide participants with an understanding of the subjective nature of nuisance under the LNLC Act, evidentiary aids and tips for conducting investigations. 

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 and powers
  • Summary of the LNLC Act
  • Investigative processes and powers of authorised officers
  • Notice issuing process
  • Appeals 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.
 

 

Long-Term Financial & Asset Management Plans

Business

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

 

Target Audience

CEOs‚ Asset Managers and Senior Finance Officers

 

Overview

This full day program offers participants the opportunity to attend both ‘Preparing and Updating Long-Term Financial Plans’ & ‘Preparing and Updating Asset Management Plans’ at a reduced rate.

The focus of ‘Preparing and Updating Long-Term Financial Plans’ is to enhance the skills of participants to develop practical, easy to prepare and follow, long-term financial plans. It includes tips and traps based on council’s experience to date. Material presented and discussed will cover legislative requirements, structural suggestions, how to identify and determine key information and assumptions for input and how to develop an appropriate financial strategy considering relevant local factors.

‘Preparing and Updating Asset Management Plans’ 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

Long-Term Financial Plans:
  • Suggested structure and content and the appropriate level of detail to include
  • What key assumptions should be specified and the basis of their estimates
  • The need to recognise, and options to accommodate, future expected price movements
  • The need to vary some indicator target ranges over time
  • What types of sensitivity analysis should be undertaken and how to present results
  • What level of functional and activity level financial information should be provided
  • What written explanatory content should be included
  • How to make trade-offs to achieve financial targets  
 
Asset Management Plans:
  • 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 has over 36 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant including 25 years in Big 4 accounting firms and 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 Unley, City of Onkaparinga, Roxby Downs Council and formerly a member of the Audit Committee for Southern Region Waste Resource Authority.

 

Additional Information

Please select your preferred delivery method below.

If you would prefer to attend ‘Long-Term Financial Plans’ only please select: Long-Term Financial Plans

If you would prefer to attend ‘Asset Management Plans’ only please select: Asset Management Plans
 
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.

 

Long-Term Financial Plans

Business

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

 

Target Audience

CEOs, Asset Managers and Senior Finance Officers
 

 

Overview

The focus of this session is to enhance the skills of participants to develop practical, easy to prepare and follow, long-term financial plans. It includes tips and traps based on council’s experience to date. Material presented and discussed will cover legislative requirements, structural suggestions, how to identify and determine key information and assumptions for input and how to develop an appropriate financial strategy considering relevant local factors.

 

Key Learnings

  • Suggested structure and content and the appropriate level of detail to include
  • What key assumptions should be specified and the basis of their estimates
  • The need to recognise, and options to accommodate, future expected price movements
  • The need to vary some indicator target ranges over time
  • What types of sensitivity analysis should be undertaken and how to present results
  • What level of functional and activity level financial information should be provided
  • What written explanatory content should be included
  • How to make trade-offs to achieve financial targets  

 

Facilitator

David has over 36 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant including 25 years in Big 4 accounting firms and 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 Unley, City of Onkaparinga, Roxby Downs Council and formerly a member of the Audit Committee for Southern Region Waste Resource Authority.

 

Additional Information

Please select your preferred delivery method below.
To complement this training you may be interested in attending: Asset Management Plans
 
If you would like to attend both of the above full day sessions at a reduced rate please select: 

Long-Term Financial Plans & Asset Management Plans

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.

 

Make a Difference - Nominate for Council

Governance

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

Target Audience

Individuals interested in standing for election on council

 

Overview

This session is an overview of what it means to be a council member. It will be run in conjunction with ECSA.

 

Key Learnings

  • The role and functions of a council
  • Relationship between councils and other spheres of government
  • Role of an elected member
  • Allowances and expenses
  • Legal responsibilities
  • How elections are conducted
  • Eligibility and the process of nomination
  • Campaigning for election

 

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.

 

Management of Council Land and Buildings: Governance Masterclass

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

All council staff involved in the management of council property assets‚ requests from users of council property to undertake works and governance and risk management.  

 

Overview

This training will cover all aspects of the property law and governance arrangements that underpin the management of property assets by councils that are the subject of a lease, licence, authorisation or permit. There will be a specific focus on the powers of councils to enter into agreements for the use of property and the governance arrangements that need to be put in place to manage those agreements (including changes that arise and works that are proposed to be carried out by users).  

 

Key Learnings

  • Relevant legislation;
  • Powers and functions of councils when managing council property;
  • Delegations and authorisations required to manage council property and requests received in relation to leases, licences, authorisations and permits;
  • Powers and functions of councils in relation to works proposed on council land by users of council property; and
  • The role of policies and operating procedures in managing leases, licences, authorisations and permits.

 

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. 

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.

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.
 

Managing Roads

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Council Officers who manage made and unmade roads and administer authorisations and permits.

 

Overview

This course will provide an overview of Sections 221, 222 and 224 of the Local Government Act 1999 and the demands faced by councils when assessing and managing roads and road reserves including footpaths.

The course will also cover council's powers to carry out roadwork and recover costs including:
  • Moveable signs
  • Removal of objects
  • Street trees
  • Damage to roads
  • Managing development on adjoining roads including access.

Participants will gain an understanding of procedures to be followed, the legal risks involved and the competing views of the general public.

 

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. 

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.

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.
 

 

Managing Stress and Handling Difficult Conversations

Business

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

 

Target Audience

All staff

 

Overview

This course is aimed at equipping participants with the skills required to identify life's stressors, particularly those associated with managing difficult staff situations. It will develop the participant's awareness skills, and introduce techniques for managing unavoidable stress in a healthy manner.

 

Key Learnings

  • The difference between "good" stress and "harmful" stress
  • Stress management techniques and how to apply them
  • Practical strategies for managing difficult workplace conversations to ensure optimum outcomes.
  • Being aware of, and working with individual personality differences.faciliator

 

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.

 

Mayors Forum

Forums

Duration: 4 hours
Investment: $385incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face (including a complimentary group check-in after the program)

 

Target Audience

Mayors

 

Overview

The theme for this Mayors Forum is 'Lead Through Coaching'. 

The time to be conscious of your leadership is now.  Considering the current circumstances facing Councils and communities, now is the time to develop leadership skills that will help you and others build greater resilience.    

This session (the first in a series of three sessions designed specifically for Mayors in 2021) is an opportunity to engage in a personal and professional learning experience with other Mayors from across the state.

Because applying new skills takes time, this session offers a complementary group ‘Mayors Coaching Check-in’ (via webinar) just over two weeks post the forum for all participants to help build confidence in applying the newfound skills.
 

 

Key Learnings

Coaching is well-recognised as a valuable skill for leaders.  This half-day session will introduce a coaching approach for Mayors to learn:
 
  • Coaching models and how to apply them in practice; 
  • How emotional intelligence and conversational intelligence come together when coaching, whether it’s in the moment or in managing a difficult conversation and  
  • How coaching can build inter\interpersonal skills as well as leadership confidence.

 

Facilitator

Rowena McLean, Director Sector Development - Local Government Association of SA
Rowena leads the delivery and continual improvement of the education and training offering to members.  She has twenty years of senior leadership experience in the local government sector, including supporting Mayors and Elected Members across governance and leadership. 

As a qualified executive coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) she also brings a unique combination of skills to support Elected Members in their leadership effectiveness.  

Inta Sellick, PCC Leadership Coach and Facilitator - Coach Studio Pty Ltd 
With over eighteen years’ experience in leadership as a Leadership and Executive Coach and facilitator Inta provides powerful, transformative experiences to leaders by unlocking their potential to become who they want to be and achieve something they care about.

Inta's philosophy, which encourages powerful purpose, collaboration and empowerment that takes performance to the next level has influenced corporate, multi-national, government and not-for-profit clients across the Asia-Pacific region.

Inta held leadership roles for more than five years with the International Coach Federation (ICF) Australasia as; Board member – Director Australia, member of Professional Standards Committee and President of ICF SA Branch.

Her Coach Studio has recently achieved a first for South Australia with international accreditation of Coach Leader Training ACSTH program.
 

 

Additional Information

Please note the complimentary check-in session will take place via Zoom on Monday 1st March 2021 between 3pm - 4pm.

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.
 

Meeting Procedures for Mayors and Chairs

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Mayors and Chairpersons

 

Overview

This session will provide specific guidance on the presiding member’s obligations in relation to meeting procedures at council meetings, which are above those of elected members. The key responsibilities of the Mayors and Chairs will be discussed, in addition to practical considerations for Mayors and Chairs to consider in preparing for and assistance at council meetings.  

 

Key Learnings

  • Key responsibilities of Mayors and Chairs pursuant to legislation and code of practice
  • How to prepare for council meetings
  • Meeting 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.

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.

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.

 

Microsoft Excel – Beginner to Intermediate

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Council staff who would like to advance their basic Microsoft Excel skills

 

Key Learnings

Basic skills Covered:
  • Creating a new workbook
  • Formulas and functions
  • Cell referencing
  • Using the Autofill tool
  • Formatting cells and using borders and margins
  • Sorting and filtering data lists
  • Creating and editing charts
  • Inserting shapes, pictures, clip art, SmartArt Graphics, WordArt, screen shots and signature lines
  • Printing – worksheets/workbooks/formulas and functions/row and column headers.
 
Intermediate Skills Covered:
  • Editing worksheets
  • Adding headers, footers, and hyperlinks
  • Formatting and editing cells
  • Conditional formatting
  • Analysing data lists
  • Using What-If analysis, performing calculations
  • Creating, editing, and formatting pivot tables
  • Creating and editing charts
  • Linking and embedding objects
  • Sharing workbooks.

 

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.

 

Microsoft Word - On Demand

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Council staff well-versed in the basic skills of using Microsoft Word

 

Overview

Choose the level – Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced and date to suit your Council

 

Key Learnings

 
Basic skills covered:
  • Creating and editing a document
  • Formatting options
  • Page setup options
  • Inserting page numbers and page breaks
  • Inserting headers and footers
  • Applying quick styles and document themes to a document
  • Enhancing images
  • Using the proofing and language features
  • Tab settings
  • Printing and sharing documents.
 
Intermediate skills covered:
  • Customising Word options
  • Customising the 'Quick Access Toolbar'
  • Inserting section breaks in a document
  • Adding tables and captions
  • Inserting graphical elements
  • Reviewing a document
  • Working with documents by using Word Mobile 2010
  • Inserting a table of contents and footnotes
  • Creating a mail merge.
 
Advanced skills covered:
  • Linking and embedding
  • Templates
  • Macros
  • Customising the ribbon
  • Adding references and citations
  • Comparing and combining documents
  • Editing documents on the web and a mobile device
  • Publishing a document with Word Mobile 2010
  • Creating a master document
  • Inserting an index.

 

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.

 

Mindfulness Based Emotional Intelligence

Business

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

 

Target Audience

All Council Staff

 

Overview

More than ever leaders are understanding the value of emotional intelligence; the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and with empathy.
 
In this program participants will explore the 5 domains of emotional intelligence outlined in Daniel Goleman's book "Emotional Intelligence”:
  1. Knowing one's emotions
  2. Managing those emotions
  3. Motivating oneself
  4. Recognising emotions in others
  5. Handling relationships
The practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership tools, resources and exercises explored in this program will assist participants unlock their full potential at work and in life.

 

Key Learnings

In this interactive session participants will learn practical mindful-based leadership skills to:  
  • Experience greater overall well-being;
  • Grow self-awareness and emotion regulation;
  • Build resilience and reduce stress in the face of challenges;
  • Improve focus and be more effective when working with others; 
  • Develop empathy and communicate more effectively and
  • Increase focus and attention

 

Facilitator

Bridget Hogg is Principal Consultant at HR Development at Work - Adelaide’s Attraction, Retention and Change Consultancy Creating Workplace Wellbeing and helping job seekers to find their next happy workplace. She has provided impactful programs, insightful consulting and excellent customer service for 20 years in Adelaide.

Bridget holds qualifications in training and assessment, psychology, management, marketing, NLP and strategic intervention and is a Fellow of the GLF Program from the Leaders Institute of South Australia. 

Bridget assists organisations to improve through people. She is a Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI) and the Asia Pacific Institute for Learning and Performance (ILP). 

 

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.

 

Mock Council Meeting

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

To enhance on the skills and understanding gained by elected council members as part of their mandatory training on Council and Committee Meetings, this session is an opportunity for elected members to put those skills to practice.

This interactive workshop will give elected members an opportunity to act as participants in a mock council meeting and further explore the formal decision making process of an elected body, while observing the statutory meeting procedures. 

 

Key Learnings

  • How the statutory meeting procedures in the local government legislative framework can be utilised and properly applied in practice
  • Appropriate interaction with council members and the Chairperson

 

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.

 

Module 1 – Introduction to Local Government

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and council staff

 

Overview

'Introduction to Local Government' is the first module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will gain an understanding of the Australian System of Government and the composition, structure and operational functions of Councils in South Australia.

 

Key Learnings

The Australian System of Government
  • The three spheres of government and their functions
  • Relationships between the three spheres of government

Roles and Functions of Local Government
  • Roles, functions and objectives of Local Government
  • Composition and structure of Councils
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Strategic Planning

Elected/Staff Structures
  • Role of Council Members
  • Role of Staff

Services Provided by Councils
  • Mandatory
  • Discretionary

 

Facilitator

LGA Representative

 

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term. 

The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 

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.

 

Module 2 - Legal Responsibilities

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and council staff

 

Overview

‘Legal Responsibilities’ is the second module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will gain an overview of their duties as a Council Member under the Local Government Act 1999 and related legislation. The module will describe the roles of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Minister for Local Government and the Ombudsman regarding individual and Council performance, with an emphasis on investigations of maladministration, corruption and misconduct.

 

Key Learnings

  • Role of a Council Member
  • Delegations
  • General Duties
  • Code of Conduct for Council Members
  • Conflict of Interest Register of Interests
  • Responsibilities concerning the provision of support and resources
  • Legal Protections for Council Members
  • External Oversight
    • Ombudsman SA
    • Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
    • Minister for Local Government
    • District Court

 

Facilitator

LGA Representative

 

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term. 

The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 

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.

 

Module 3 – Council & Committee Meetings

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and council staff

 

Overview

‘Council & Committee Meetings’ is the third module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will have a greater understanding of the meeting procedures established to guide Council decision making.

 

Key Learnings

Council & Committee Meeting Procedures
  • Overview
  • Council Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Public Access to Council and Committee Meetings
  • Informal Gatherings
  • Agendas
  • Motions and Voting
  • Minutes
  • Public Access to documents
  • Chairing meetings

 

Facilitator

LGA Representative

 

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term. The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 

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.

 

Module 4 - Financial Management and Reporting

Governance

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and council staff

 

Overview

‘Financial Management and Reporting’ is the fourth module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will gain an understanding of a Council’s responsibilities for financial and asset management planning, setting rates and monitoring budgets.

 

Key Learnings

  • Overview of financial governance responsibilities of individual elected members and the elected body
  • Long term financial planning
  • Long term asset management planning
  • Audit Committees
  • Rating
  • Budgets and Annual business plans

 

Facilitator

LGA Representative

 

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term. The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 

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.

 

MS Outlook: Advanced

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Council Staff who would like to extend their MS Outlook skills

 

Overview

Develop Advanced Microsoft Outlook 2013 skills and knowledge to manage and organise your e-mail, schedule meetings with colleagues, manage your contact information, create task requests for others to perform and much more.

 

Key Learnings

  • Effectively edit email messages
  • Organise and work with mail folders and use quick steps
  • Use the search facilities to locate messages and other outlook items
  • Work with message views
  • Create and work with colour categories
  • Create and use rules to manage your email messages
  • Use many outlook features as you work with email messages
  • Schedule appointments and events in your calendar
  • Schedule meetings using outlook
  • Monitor and manage your contacts within outlook
  • Create and work with task requests

 

Additional Information

Prerequisites: Advanced Microsoft Outlook 2013 2 assumes some knowledge of the software and it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment. If you are new to Microsoft Outlook, try our MS Outlook: Basics session instead. 
 
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.

 

MS Outlook: Basics

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Council Staff who are new to Microsoft Outlook

 

Overview

Learn how to use Outlook 2013 and gain the skills and knowledge to manage emails, Outlook Calendar, task and notes functions.

 

Key Learnings

  • Email Management
  • Email techniques (above effective email management)
  • Automating common tasks with Quick Steps
  • Outlook Shortcuts
  • Using Contacts and Contact Groups
  • Creating and managing contacts
  • Updating contacts from incoming mail
  • Outlook distribution lists
  • Using the Outlook Calendar
  • Managing appointments and events
  • Creating and accepting meeting invitations
  • Reminders
  • Recurring appointments
  • Sharing a calendar with others
  • Tips for Managing Tasks and Notes
  • Creating, editing and deleting tasks
  • Organising and viewing tasks
  • Accepting / declining tasks
  • Notes

 

Additional Information

To compliment this training, we recommend you consider attending the MS Outlook: Advanced session. For more information and to enrol, 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.

 

Negotiating and Influencing Skills

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

This program will provide participants with the opportunity to improve their understanding of the strategic negotiation and influencing process.

In this session participants will develop key skills used to implement a structured method to negotiate successfully and enhance their influencing capabilities. They will also learn collaboration techniques to achieve meaningful commitments and manage the stress that can be experienced through a negotiation process.  

 

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.

 

Outrage Management Basics

Business

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

 

Target Audience

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

 

Overview

This course brings together the collective knowledge and experience of outrage management as taught by Dr Peter Sandman and community engagement practices as outlined in the LGA Community Engagement Framework and Handbook. The workshop is highly interactive and uses a range of adult education methods including using case studies, tools and techniques used in community engagement, times for personal reflection, group discussion and application of strategies. During this four-hour workshop participants will discover:

12 factors that lead to outrage:
  • Six practical strategies for managing outrage
  • New behaviours that you can apply immediately
  • A new way of thinking and analysing communications for outrage situations
  • New ways to plan and implement public participation projects where people are outraged

 

Key Learnings

This program will assist participants:
  • Link meaningful and best practices for community engagement with outrage and emotion
  • Understand the principles and concepts of both and how they can work together
  • Understand strategies for assessing and addressing outrage and how to plan for it in your community engagement work
  • Fully participate in the training
  • Express your specific learning needs and give you time to translate that into practice

 

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

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.
 

 

Outrage Management in Public Participation

Business

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: $880 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face

 

Target Audience

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

 

Overview

In these challenging times of environmental, health, cultural, economic and social changes this two-day course assists practitioners dealing with the tough issues facing our communities now and into the future. Anyone working with communities facing complex challenges such as outreach coordinators, consultants and elected officials would benefit by attending and learning meaningful best practices to assess and address outrage in their public participation.

This course brings together the collective knowledge and experience of outrage management as taught by Dr. Peter Sandman and public participation as practiced by IAP2. It is highly interactive and uses a range of adult education methods including case studies, video clips and the tools and techniques used in public participation.

There is space in this program for personal reflection, group discussion and application of strategies. Participants receive a learning journal to record their reflections and insights and to note what is important for their work. 

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

During this 2-day course, participants will discover:
  • Six practical strategies for managing outrage
  • New behaviours that you can apply immediately
  • A new way of thinking and analysing outrage
  • New ways to plan and implement public participation projects where people are outraged

 

Key Learnings

This program is designed to help participants:
  • Link meaningful and best practices for public participation with outrage and emotion
  • Understand the principles and concepts of both and how they can work together
  • Understand the differences in the goals and ethics between public participation as practiced by IAP2 and outrage management
  • Develop a common understanding of the foundational concepts and definitions
  • Understand strategies for assessing and addressing outrage and how to plan for it in your public participation program
  • Express specific learning needs and offer time to translate these into practice

 

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,Ottawa and Tel Aviv. 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.

 

Own the Room - Public Speaking and Presenting for Council Staff

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Council Staff

 

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.

 

Parking Enforcement – From an Expiation Notice to the Supreme Court

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 Australian Road Rules and the Road Traffic Act 1961 and summarise council’s responsibilities in parking enforcement.  The course will also provide participants with an understanding of the relationship between the Australian Road Rules and the Private Parking Areas Act 1986. 

This half day session will assist participants in understanding their powers of enforcement under various road traffic legislation and provide tips for evidence gathering, record keeping, preparing matters for trial and appearing in court as a witness.

 

Key Learnings

  • Summary of the Australian Road Rules, Road Traffic Act 1961 and Private Parking Areas Act 1986
  • Issuing of expiation notices
  • Statutory declarations
  • Evidence gathering and record keeping
  • Elections to be prosecuted and commencing prosecution proceedings
  • Witness preparation

 

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.

 

Performance Management and Absenteeism

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Human Resource Officers, Managers and CEOs

 

Overview

An underperforming or absent employee has a direct negative impact on the productivity and effectiveness of council business. At times, tough decisions need to be made to performance manage or discipline employees who are consistently underperforming or absent from the workplace.

This session will outline the process for managing underperforming or absent employees, and the process of moving an employee out of the organisation where his/her performance does not improve.  

 

Key Learnings

  • How to manage underperforming employees;
  • Legitimate absenteeism versus illegitimate and long-term absenteeism;
  • How and when to take further action; and
  • Dealing with disputes. 

 

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.

 

PID Act Training

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

CEOs, Responsible Officers and Council Staff. Elected members also welcome to attend. 

 

Overview

The session will include an overview of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018, which is due to commence operation on 1 July 2019. It will address the detail of the regime under the Act, which replaces the current Whistleblowers Act, and will also discuss the accompanying Public Interest Disclosure Regulations 2019 as well as the Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines released by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

In addition, the session will include a detailed review of the LGA's Model Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure, which will replace the existing Model Whistleblowers Policy and assist councils to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Act and the Guidelines.

 

Key Learnings

  • The new Public Interest Disclosure Act, its impact and the changes from the repealed Whistleblowers Act;
  • The LGA's new Model Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure;  
  • The practical steps which need to be taken in preparation for the new regime.

Suggested pre-reading: 
  • LGA PID Update
  • LGA Model Public Interest Disclosure Policy
  • LGA Model Public Interest Disclosure Procedure
  • PID Guidelines

 

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. 

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.

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.

 

Planning Act Essentials

Governance

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members 

 

Overview

Planning matters are a significant interest to the community.  It is important elected members have an understanding of the planning system in South Australia and how it relates to local communities.

This session will be delivered in partnership with the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure and provide an overview of the essentials of the state planning system, the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 that will be fully operational in July 2020. 

 

Additional Information

Participants are encouraged to also attend the Council Assessment Panel session for a more a detailed overview on how planning assessment works within council. 

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.

 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 & Regulations - Advanced

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

Target Audience

This training is beneficial for Assessment Managers, Accredited Professionals and other Development Assessment staff who have a general familiarity with the new assessment regime but wish to further development their skills and understanding of new concepts and processes.

 

Overview

This program will assist participants to advance their understanding of the new governance and assessment regime by participating in this interactive workshop where participants will gain a practical and enhanced knowledge of the new statutory processes, concepts and the application of the Planning and Design Code.

This training will build upon the PDI Act Essentials course for Development Assessment staff with an existing knowledge of the fundamentals of the new system. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Delegations and governance arrangements;
  • The role of the Assessment Manager;
  • The review of Assessment Manager decisions;
  • Interpreting and applying the Planning and Design Code, including an analysis of its structure and new land use definitions;
  • Change of use of land – new concepts;
  • Deemed to satisfy assessments and minor variations;
  • Performance assessed development;
  • Conditions and reserved matters;
  • Code of Conduct obligations
  • The Accredited Professionals Scheme
  • Appeals and reviews to the Environment, Resources and Development Court;
  • Amendments to Sections 221 & 222 of the Local Government Act 1999 and the implications for proposed work or business uses in the public realm.

Attendees can also work through example development applications and scenarios so that they are fully equipped to operate under the new assessment regime and will have useful reference material to take away as an operational aid in the future.

 

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.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 & Regulations – Council Assessment Panel

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

Target Audience

The ideal audience to attend this training includes members of Council Assessment and Regional Assessment Panels, Development Assessment staff, Assessment Managers and other Accredited Professionals.

 

Overview

This program will assist participants to better understand their role in the Development Assessment process, accreditation requirements and obligations under the Code of Conduct including recognising and dealing with conflicts of interest.  

This training will involve an overview of the decision making processes and relevant authorities in the transition to assessment under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and its associated regulations.

 

Key Learnings

  • Delegations & governance arrangements;
  • Meeting procedures;
  • Assessment Panel Member obligations & behaviours;
  • Code of Conduct for Assessment Panel Members;
  • Development assessment processes and concepts; 
  • Development categories;
  • Relevant authorities;
  • Public notification;
  • Assessment timeframes;
  • Deemed planning consents; 
  • Imposition of valid conditions and reserved matters;
  • Assessment Manager reviews; 
  • The Planning & Design Code - interpretation and application;
  • ERD Court appeals;
  • Accreditation requirements including continuing professional development obligations.

 

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.

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.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 & Regulations - Essentials

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

Target Audience

This training is essential for all:
  • Development Assessment staff;
  • Assessment Managers;
  • Assessment Panel Members;
  • Para-planners;
  • Lodgement Officers;
  • Administrative staff who support Development Assessment.

 

Overview

After this session you will have an understanding of the essentials relating to the new lodgement, assessment and determination regime for applications for development authorisation under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and associated procedural requirements of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017.

 

Key Learnings

The training will cover the essential processes associated with the new assessment framework including:
  • Assessment pathways;
  • Relevant authorities;
  • Application and lodgement requirements;
  • The verification process;
  • Further information requests;
  • Referrals;
  • Public notification and consultation processes;
  • Requirements under relevant Practice Directions;
  • Assessment timeframes;
  • Deemed consents;
  • Notification of decisions;
  • Conditions and reserved matters;
  • Variations;
  • Private certification processes;
  • Review of Assessment Manager decisions
  • Appeals and reviews to the Environment, Resources and Development Court.

 

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.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 & Regulations – For Builders

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

Target Audience

All Council building staff and all building certifiers (Accredited professionals).
 

 

Overview

​After this session you will have an understanding of the changes to the legislative scheme relevant to building officers and accredited professionals under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and associated procedural requirements of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017.
  

 

Key Learnings

The training will cover the essential processes associated with the new assessment framework and highlight changes in the legislative role of building professionals, including:
  • Building Inspection Policies;
  • Mandatory Notifications;
  • Timing of Inspections;
  • Notification of decisions;
  • Conditions and reserved matters;
  • Relevant Authorities;
  • Private certification processes;
  • Swimming Pool processes;
  • Enforcement Powers;

 

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.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

Policy and/or Procedure Workshop (in-house)

Business

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face (in-house only)

 

Target Audience

Councils seeking individually tailored training in writing and development of policies and/or procedures.

 

Overview

Course content and learning outcomes to be negotiated with individual Councils

 

Key Learnings

Could include:
  • Developing internal Council policies and procedures;
  • Understanding and developing policy positions on behalf of Council;
  • Area specific policy development (e.g. natural resources management, climate change, community development etc.);
  • Common challenges in policy development and strategies to overcome them;
  • Engaging community and stakeholders in the policy development process;
  • Writing and structuring policy and/or procedure documents; and
  • Other relevant topics as required by individual Councils.

 

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.

 

Policy Development and Strategic Thinking

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

Policy development is a principal role of a council. It requires the ability to think strategically and be analytical.

This session assists participants understand the difference between strategic, operational and public policy and the process for developing policy. It will explore practical and challenging examples of policy development and policy. 

 

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.

 

Powers, Purpose and Process By-laws

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Chief Executive Officers and Authorised Persons

 

Overview

The course will provide participants with an overview of the fundamental legal concepts of by-laws and powers for enforcing by-laws.  Participants will expand their understanding of the Local Government Act 1999 and the concepts that underpin local government by-laws.  This full day course 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 in relation to specific by-laws.

 

Key Learnings

  • Local Government Act 1999
  • Requirements of by-laws
  • Reports to the Legislative Review Committee 
  • Enacting by-laws
  • Enforcing by-laws

 

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.

 

Procurement & Competition Law

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $260 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Procurement Officers (both senior and junior); Governance Officers and CEO’s

 

Overview

Councils have collaborated, particularly in the area of procurement, for a long time. The sector's appetite to do so is increasing as more and more council’s seek to take advantage of the benefits that joint procurement delivers. 
 
Joint procurement has many advantages for councils.  It also comes with risks – a lot of which councils will mitigate through partnership agreements (and charters).    
 
The risks associated with breaching competition laws, namely cartel conduct, is not necessarily being successfully addressed through the joint procurement models and in some instances, negotiating behaviours by councils under a joint procurement model can exacerbate these risks.
 
In November 2017, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) was amended to enable joint procurement activities to receive the benefit of the joint venture exception.  The change in law has provided the opportunity for regional subsidiaries and groups of councils to structure their arrangements to fall within the exception, and avoid the risks of cartel conduct for future procurements.
 
This session will discuss the various governance models that are available to Councils who wish to undertake joint procurement.  The purpose of this session is to help councils to identify and manage these competition compliance risks, in particular in light of recent legislative change. 

 

Facilitator

Keith Barber, Procurement Specialist - Local Government Association of South Australia
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 has 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 Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA/NT (2005 – 2008). “  

 

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.

 

Procurement Essentials for Local Government

Procurement

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $480incl GST
Delivery: Face to Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

All staff who are involved in purchasing activities in Councils

 

Overview

This course provides an overview on how purchasing operates in South Australia's Local Government sector.  Staff undertaking this course will gain a broad understanding of the frameworks and legislation that may apply when carrying out Local Government purchasing activities.
 
Course participants will gain knowledge of basic purchasing concepts and an end-to-end understanding of how to run a sound purchasing process in the Local Government sector, as well as knowledge of how to develop requirements for simple purchases.  Participants will also gain an understanding of purchasing evaluation and negotiation processes and basic contract management principles.
 
The course covers relevant sections of Local Government Act 1999 (SA) and Local Government guidelines relating to purchasing.  Matters about probity and ethics and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) operations are also addressed. 
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Local Government framework, rules, regulations and policy
  • ICAC
  • Basic Purchasing and Strategic Purchasing
  • Centralised, Decentralised and Hybrid Purchasing
  • Specifying Requirements
  • Specifications Principles
  • Market Assessment
  • Various Purchasing Methods
  • Evaluating Offers
  • Contract Management Fundamentals
  • Record Keeping

 

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 module curriculum information 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.

 

Procurement Planning & Management For Local Government

Procurement

Duration: Half day
Investment: $260incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 


Target Audience

All staff who are involved in the procurement of goods and services for Local Government entities, particularly those required to run tenders. 

 

Overview

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the tendering requirements framework, including legislative requirements. Covers advanced procurement methods such as, Public Tendering, Selective Tendering, Joint Purchase Arrangements, In-House Tenders and contract development.  Matters relating to Tender Advertising, Tender Administering and Evaluation are also addressed.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Local Government Framework
  • Legislation and policy
  • Ethics and probity
  • ICAC
  • Conditions of tendering as prescribed under the Local Government Act
  • Writing Specifications and tender documentation
  • Advertising and issuing tenders
  • Tender receipt and opening procedures
  • Tender evaluation
  • Notifying tenderers
  • Contract formation
  • Documentation and record keeping
 

Facilitator

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 - see 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.
 

Project Management

Business

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: $880 incl GST
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

New Project Managers, Project Team members, Project Sponsors & Governance staff

 

Overview

This 2-day program is designed to give project managers working in councils a comprehensive overview of project management.

 

Key Learnings

  • A comprehensive overview of the art of project management including use of tools and techniques
  • An introduction to commonly used best practice methodologies and frameworks including PMBOK®, PRINCE2® and AgilePM®.
  • Enough of the basics to run your first small project.
 
Day 1
  • High level structures – Portfolios, Programs and Projects
  • Frameworks and methodologies – PMBOK, PRINCE2, AgilePM, Hybrids (their structures and similarities)
  • PM Constraints – Scope, Time, Costs, Benefits, Risks and Quality (STCBRQ)
  • Successful projects – what constitutes a successful outcome?
  • The project managers role
  • Hard/technical skills
  • Soft Skills – Servant leadership
  • Stakeholders and communications
 
Day 2
  • Front end loading - setting up for success
  • Project mandate
  • The business case - elements of successful business cases
  • Estimation/budgeting – Waterfall vs Agile, Work Breakdown Structures
  • Scheduling & resourcing
  • Execution & delivery
  • Day to day management activities
  • Reporting – what to report, Waterfall vs Agile reporting, “RAG” Status reporting – STCBRQ, Costs vs Actuals vs Forecast, Earned Value
  • Close out
  • Handover
  • Project review – use of lessons learnt and continual improvement
  • Post project
  • Ongoing measurement of benefits and reporting

 

Facilitator

Tom Sulda - Director, Lead Trainer LATSA Learning Services
Tom is a business strategy and process consultant as well as a process trainer in Business Analysis, Project Management (Prince2, Agile, PMBOK, Prince2 Agile, and MSP) including Information Security. Tom is a highly experienced business executive having worked across all business functions from the front to back end including corporate services for Not For Profits, Government and Commercial businesses.
 

 

Additional Information

To compliment this training, we recommend you consider attending the Business Case Writing session. For more information and to enrol, please click below:
Business Case Writing

All content is underpinned by participants carrying out group activities, including the use of basic tools and techniques to reinforce learning outcomes. Take away learning materials are provided to all participants.

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.

 

Property Law for Planners

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

Target Audience

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

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the fundamental property law concepts that council officers encounter that are most relevant in a planning context.  This open training forum will provide participants with the confidence to navigate the basics of property law within a council development assessment or strategic planning 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 commonly used property terminology; 
  • Explanation of fundamental property law concepts applicable to councils, as particularly relevant to development assessment and strategic planning; 
  • Practical guidance for councils on property matters within a planning context; 
  • Information sharing between councils.

 

Facilitator

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.

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

Psychological First Aid

Business

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $495 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar (includes an additional self guided on-line module)
 

 

Target Audience

Council staff and Elected Members affected or working with communities affected by an emergency, disaster or trauma.
 

 

Overview

Psychological First Aid is an approach to helping people affected by an emergency, disaster or trauma, which aims to reduce initial distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping and encourage adjustment. This program aims to give participants an understanding of the principles of Psychological First Aid and how and when to provide Psychological First Aid.

Our delivery model comprises the following two components:
  • A self-guided online learning module (completed prior to the live session) which introduces the participant to the principles and elements of Psychological First Aid (approx. 1.5hr)
  • An interactive, live online webinar which builds on knowledge gained through the online learning module to provide practical skills and confidence to provide Psychological First Aid in a professional, safe and sustainable manner (approx. 3hrs) 

 

Key Learnings

  • Psychosocial impacts of crisis events (e.g. emergencies, disasters) and distressing situations (e.g. drought, personal trauma)
  • How to identify common and complex distress reactions
  • How to help promote calm, safety, self efficacy and connection, and instill hope
  • How to provide Psychological First Aid using the "Look", "Listen" and "Link: principles
  • How to look after yourself and others when in helping roles.

 

Facilitator

Red Cross

 

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.

 

Public Participation, Reviews and Appeals 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 

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this session

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

Third party rights to object and appeal will be much more limited in the new system. This session will explain why that is, and what rights and avenues are available for local communities wishing to get involved in the process.

 

Facilitator

Aden Miegel, Senior Associate- Planning, Development and Environment
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

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.

 

Rates Administration Masterclass

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Intermediate and experienced rates and finance officers

 

Overview

Rates constitute a system of taxation. It is the responsibility of all rates and finance officers to ensure that councils’ significant rating powers are applied lawfully and correctly. New rates and finance officers, and intermediate officers seeking a detailed refresher upon the legal basis of rating powers, are encouraged to enrol in our ‘Introduction to Rating’ short course.

For those who are more advanced, this ‘Rates Administration Masterclass’ will provide an opportunity to learn and to engage with other experienced rating practitioners regarding more complicated issues across all facets of rating.

 

Key Learnings

This Masterclass will commence with a re-cap of various important rating concepts. Following this re-cap, we will explore numerous specific issues, in a workshop format. Matters discussed will include:
  • Areas of land which may be subject to fixed charges and/or minimum rates;
  • When and how to impose separate rates;
  • Issues relating to the imposition and calculation of service rates and service charges;
  • Mandatory public consultation requirements for certain changes in respect of rating;
  • Whether or not ‘rating policies’ are required, and what they should contain;
  • Dealing with rebate applications;
  • Dealing with objections to land attribution, objections to valuation, and ‘section 270’ reviews;
  • The relevance of the ‘principal ratepayer’, and other persons from whom rates may be recovered;
  • Debt recovery, including sale of land for non-payment of rates.

 

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.

 

Regional Planning and Joint Planning Boards

Legal

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

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this session

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

Regionalisation is a key objective of the new system, and this session will unpack how the PDI Act seeks to achieve that objective, and how Joint Planning Boards may assist to facilitate regional outcomes.

 

Facilitator

Dale Mazzachi, Principal – Governance and Regulatory Services
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.

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.

 

Register of Interests – Elected Members

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

All Elected Members

 

Overview

This training will provide an overview of the requirements regarding ‘register of interests’ for elected members with a detailed explanation of all the types of interests that must be disclosed in a primary and ordinary return as well as the information contained in the returns that must be published on a website. Obligations of elected members to update their return will also be discussed as well as the consequences of failing to comply with the register of interest provisions. Examples will be provided of each interest that must be disclosed.

 

Key Learnings

  • Requirements regarding ‘register of interests’ under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA)
  • Types of interests that must be disclosed in a primary return
  • Types of interests that must be disclosed in a ordinary return
  • Consequences of failing to comply

 

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. 

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.

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.

 

Register of Interests – Prescribed Officers

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

All staff who are Prescribed Officers under Section 111 of the Act

 

Overview

This training will provide an overview of the requirements regarding ‘register of interests’ with a detailed explanation of all the types of interests that must be disclosed in a primary and ordinary return. Examples will be provided of each interest that must be disclosed. The consequences of failing to comply with the register of interest provisions will also be discussed.

 

Key Learnings

  • Requirements regarding ‘register of interests’ under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA)
  • Types of interests that must be disclosed in a primary return
  • Types of interests that must be disclosed in a ordinary return
  • Consequences of failing to comply

 

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.
 

 

Report Writing

Business

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

 

Target Audience

All Council Officers required to prepare reports.
 

 

Overview

This session is designed to increase a participant’s confidence to plan, structure and edit, well organised, precise and clear reports that others will want to read. 
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Identify the purpose and reader(s) of their report documents
  • Plan and structure reports to ensure correct and logical information flow
  • Write to suit their reader(s) and key stakeholders
  • Utilise a variety of methods for collecting and evaluating information
  • Write using plain English words, sentences and paragraphs
  • Use the stages of the report writing process to write, edit and present reports
  • Develop and present the facts and arguments to support their findings
  • Present clear conclusions and persuasive recommendations
  • Structure and format reports for local government reader(s) and standards
  • Proofread, edit and revise their written documents to ensure effective outcomes

 

Facilitator

Anne Haberman - Anne Haberman Training and Consulting Services
Anne is passionate about helping people communicate effectively through business documents. With over 30 years training experience, she is a highly skilled facilitator who works with her participant’s to achieve their writing and editing goals whilst ensuring their learning experience is enjoyable and practical.
 

 

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.

 

Reputation and Media for Elected Members

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Elected members

 

Overview

Elected members as leaders are responsible for the reputation of council.

In this session participants will gain a greater understanding of media dynamics and learn methods to proactively manage media in context of their role.
 

 

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.
 

 

Reputation and Media Skills for Mayors and Chairpersons

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Mayors and Chairpersons

 

Overview

A Mayor or Chairperson is the principal spokesperson for a council.

This session which has been designed specifically for Mayors and Chairpersons, aims to provide participants with a greater understanding of media dynamics and how to positively manage them. 

The workshop will equip participants with the skills to effectively manage media interviews through interactive practice sessions.

 

Additional Information

The LGA is also providing 'hands-on' in-house customised media training sessions for councils.
For further information about this Reputation and Media for Elected Members training, 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.

 

Responsible Social Media Use and Defamation Law

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

CEOs, HR Officers, Managers

 

Overview

Local government employees have a number of statutory and contractual obligations to councils in respect of their conduct during and sometimes outside of working hours. With technology and social media being integral parts of most people’s work and personal lives, it is important that employees are aware of how to appropriately and responsibly use these platforms.

This session will provide guidance to senior council officers on how to enforce responsible employee social media use and the implications of conduct to the contrary. Examples of inappropriate social media use can also lead to defamation publications being made.

In addition to explaining how councils can prevent inappropriate employee social media use, this session will provide an overview of defamation law in South Australia pursuant to the Defamation Act 2005 (SA) and common law.

 

Key Learnings

  • What should be included in a Social Media Policy
  • How to enforce responsible social media use amongst employees in the workplace
  • How to detect inappropriate social media use and protect confidential information/intellectual property of the council 
  • Work, health and safety implications of inappropriate social media use
  • What constitutes a defamatory publication
  • Defences to defamatory publications 

 

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.

 

Road Opening & Closure Procedure

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Authorised Persons/General Inspectors, Engineering Officers and any other Council Officers involved in matters affected by road closures.

 

Overview

This course will assist Council officers to comply with the legislation relevant to road openings and closures, the classification of land as community land, revocation of that classification and alienation of community land.

 

Key Learnings

  • The different methods available to Councils to close roads under:
    • Section 359 of the Local Government Act 1999
    • Sections 32 and 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961
    • Section 59 of the Summary Offences Act 1953
    • Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991
  • Traffic control devices
  • Traffic impact statements
  • Delegation and general approval from the Minister for Transport
  • Road opening methods.

 

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.

 

Role of an EM on a Council Assessment Panel

Legal

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

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this session

 

Target Audience

Elected Members 

 

Overview

For Elected Members who are already on a CAP, or who may be considering nominating to sit on a CAP, this webinar will focus in more detail on the role, workings and processes of the CAP. Topics will include the functions of the CAP, governance, decision-making, condition-making powers, appeals and reviews of Assessment Manager decisions.

 

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.

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.

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Council Employees

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

New and existing Council staff

 

Overview

Council employees have a number of roles and responsibilities pursuant to the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) and other industrial instruments. In addition, councils have a number of workplace policies and procedures that prescribe obligations on staff. This session will assist council employees to navigate their way through their various roles and responsibilities, while emphasizing the importance of their duties as public officers.  

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of the general duties of council employees pursuant to the Local Government Act 1999 (SA)  
  • Interaction between council employees and council members
  • Relationship between the performance of duties and the council’s broader responsibilities to the community and public

 

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.

 

Section 101A: Development Act Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee

Governance

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

 

Target Audience

  • Senior Managers
  • Planning Officers
  • Engineers
  • Community Development Officers
  • Economic Development Officers
  • Administration Officers/Executive Assistants

All Council Officers responsible for the preparation of Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee meeting agendas and minutes.
 

 

Overview

The Development Act 1993 (Section 101A) requires Councils to establish Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committees. Such a Committee provides advice to Council on the extent to which the Council's strategic planning and development policies accord with the State Planning Strategy:
  • To assist Council in undertaking its strategic planning and monitoring function (relating to achieving orderly and efficient development, transport and land use planning, affordable housing); and
  • Providing advice to Council on Strategic Directions Reports and Development Plan Amendments.

 

Key Learnings

  • Governance requirements of Section 101A of the Development Act
  • Functions of the Committee
  • Relationship to the Local Government Act
  • Terms of Reference, membership, reporting requirements and delegations
  • Interrelationship to Council's Development Assessment function and role of the CDAP/RDAP
  • What exemptions might apply.

 

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.

 

Section 184: Sale of Land for Non-Payment of Rates

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Council Rate Officers and Finance Staff

 

Overview

This workshop will outline the statutory scheme under the Local Government Act 1999 which enables a council to sell land where rates on the land have been in arrears for three years or more. It will include discussion on the legislative requirements needed to undertake the sale process and review the preparation of a template notice that complies with the requirements of the Act.  

 

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.

 

Section 41: Committee Member Training for Community Members

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Community Members involved in Council Section 41 Committees. Council Officers involved in such Committees are also welcome to attend.

 

Overview

This course will highlight the legislative responsibilities of Section 41 Committees. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Functions and duties of the Committee and general duties of Committee members under Section 41 of the Local Government Act 1999, including misuse of information under Section 62 of the Local Government Act 1999 and consideration of the offence provisions that apply to Committee members
  • Meeting procedures and the application of the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) Regulations 2000 on meetings of Committees performing regulatory activities and the availability of Sections 90 and 91
  • Reporting to Council and the formation of recommendations including the reporting and accountability obligations of Committees to the Council, particularly the delivery of recommendations that have been formed by a Committee
  • Conflict of interest including a laypersons overview of the conflict of interest provisions in the Local Government Act 1999 and the application of those provisions to members of Council Committees. 
  • This will include consideration of what a prescribed interest is, when a prescribed interest will arise, and what the individual committee member must do in that event.

 

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.

 

Section 48: Notices under the Water Industry Act 2012

Governance

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

 

Target Audience

Council Staff who work within the jurisdiction of the Water Industry Act 2012

 

Overview

The Water Industry Act 2012, along with associated regulations and standards, is the legislative frame work through which councils can provide retail water services. Registration as a “Water Industry Entity” under the Act is necessary in order for a council to provide wastewater, storm water, and other services. As Water Industry Entities, councils are granted wide-ranging functions and powers to  establish services and infrastructure, and to enforce the proper maintenance of those services and infrastructure.
This session focuses on one power in particular: the power to issue a notice under Section 48 of the Water Industry Act 2012 requiring an owner of land to connect to sewerage infrastructure (“Section 48 Notice”).

 

Key Learnings

  • Council’s role in the Water Industry Act framework
  • Authorisations and delegations under the Water Industry Act
  • State Government approvals required before any Section 48 Notice can be issued
  • Legislatively required content of a Section 48 Notice
  • When to issue a Section 48 Notice
  • When to enter land, take action, and recover costs
  • Following up connections and enforcing the customer’s infrastructure obligations
  • Fundamentals of good investigation procedure and evidence gathering techniques
  • Authority to issue expiation notices and to prosecute

 

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.

 

Section 7: Statements Managing Enquiries

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Planning Officers and Administrative Officers responsible for providing information for Section 7 statements and their Managers.

 

Overview

This course will assist Councils to meet their statutory obligations under the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 and Regulations 2010, when requested to provide information as a result of enquiries in relation to the sale of land. A consistent and well-informed approach benefits Councils in terms of resource management and dealings with members of the public and the property industry.
 
The currency and accuracy of information provided for these enquiries is critical. Vendors and purchasers of land in negotiating and concluding sales rely on information that is provided by Councils. Inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information that is relied upon to the detriment of the purchaser and/or vendor may result in the Form 1 statement being invalid, or have other unintended consequences resulting in loss or damage to the parties. This may give rise to claims against Councils. 

 

Key Learnings

  • How Section 7 statements fit within the overall context of sale of land transactions
  • Statutory obligations of Councils when responding to Section 7 enquiries, including updates required as a result of legislative changes, such as those relating to site contamination
  • How to develop and improve skills of officers responsible for answering enquiries and managing the enquiry process
  • How to transfer and maintain the skills acquired at this course to other Council Officers.

 

Facilitator

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

Caroline Smith, Associate - Property, Development & Conveyancing - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Caroline currently assists clients with a wide range of property transactions including the acquisition and disposal of commercial property, land divisions, leases and licences. Caroline is an excellent communicator and this skill is very evident when she provides training sessions on property related matters and transactions.

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.
 

 

Sharps & Infectious Waste Handling

Works/Infra

Duration: Half day
Investment: $165 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

  • All workers
  • Contractors
  • Volunteers
  • Supervisors and managers of staff who are exposed to the risks involved with handling sharps and infectious waste.

 

Overview

Under Section 19 of the WHS Act, all PCBU’s (organisations) are required to provide training to workers, supervisors, volunteers and contractors to reduce the risk of injury or illness when collecting and handling sharps and infectious waste such as syringes, glass and contaminated waste materials. Collecting and handling these materials carries a risk and requires skilled workers.

Penalties for reckless conduct under the WHS Act. incur fines up to $3million dollars for   corporations and government bodies and up to $300,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment for individuals.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Sharps and infectious waste; examples and situations
  • Accessing and using workplace policies, procedures and documents relating to sharps and infectious waste
  • Identifying a single exposed sharp, multiple exposed and hidden sharps and infectious waste
  • Undertaking risk assessment to identify hazards, risks and control measures
  • Using the safety hierarchy of control
  • Implementing control measures to ensure safety of self and others, such   as PPE, barriers, signage, prevention and removal tools and equipment, standard precautions and safe work practices
  • Emergency procedures and responses
  • Communicating hazards to supervisor and provide reports
  • Using tools and equipment to remove sharps and infectious waste
  • Safely and correctly dispose of items and clean up
  • Maintaining and storing all PPE, tools and equipment
  • Completing risk assessment documentation
  • Guidelines and Code of Practice
  

Facilitator

Cate Blackman, Paragon Work Health Safety, Member of Safety Institute of Australia
Master of Business Administration, Cert IV in WHS, Nationally  accredited workplace trainer and assessor (Cert IV TAE), Diploma of Vocational  Education and Training, Graduate Certificate of Retail Leadership, Diploma of Retail Management, Diploma of Marketing.

Experience:  Senior manager in FMCG companies, Vocational Education and Training Manager and Facilitator, WHS Trainer/ Manager.
 

 

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.

 

Site Contamination

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

Target Audience

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

 

Overview

This course is designed to give an overview of the key issues and considerations associated with site contamination. It will summarise the statutory framework, including the role and functions of the environmental regulator (the EPA) and the various legal obligations arising under the Environment Protection Act 1993. It will also give participants an opportunity to discuss practical issues arising in the course of property transactions involving contaminated or potentially contaminated land, and proposed changes to the development assessment and referral process under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of the relevant statutory framework
  • Explanation of how the statutory framework interacts with general contractual law principles
  • Explanation of the role of the EPA
  • Discussion of how the various legal principles are applied in practice, and how practitioners can identify and manage risk associated with contaminated sites.

 

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.

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

Social Media 101

Business

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

 

Target Audience

All Council Staff with minimal or no formal marketing or communications training and experience.

 

Overview

Social Media 101 will help develop Council staffs understanding about the use of social media and how it can be utilised to enhance communication with their communities.

 

Key Learnings

  • Opportunities to use social media at your Council,
  • How to prepare your organisation before getting started,
  • Developing a social media plan,
  • How to choose which tools are right for your Council,
  • Creating appropriate and engaging content,
  • How to effectively monitor, respond and evaluate your channels.  

The workshop is supported by a suite of resource materials including:
  • A 30-page Social Media 101 Guide for Councils that covers everything from risk management to choosing the best tool, preparing content and monitoring and evaluation;
  • A template Social Media Policy that can be adapted to suit your Council; and
  • Basic ‘How-to’ Guides for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snachat and LinkedIn.

The workshop has been specifically designed for people will little or no experience or understanding of how to use social media for work purposes and features practical demonstrations about how to use key tools and features.
 
Please note:  There is no requirement to bring a laptop/hand held device

 

Facilitator

Sarah Bishop – Director, Activate Consulting
Sarah is an experienced communications professional and manager. She has spent over 10 years in specialist marketing and communications roles and senior leadership positions in Local and State Government in Victoria.

She has experience working with both large metropolitan Councils, most recently as Manager Communications and Public Affairs at the City of Kingston, and regional and rural Councils in a prior role with the Victorian Government's Regional Development Department.

Sarah has spoken numerous times about the opportunities that social media provides the local government sector, including:
  • Local Government Association of South Australia AGM and Conference (2013), "Online Leadership" panel presentation and interactive workshop;
  • South Australian Climate Change Adaptation Showcase (2014), "Leading change through social media" panel presentation; and 
  • Local Government Managers Australia National Congress (2014), "Leveraging technology to enhance community consultation" panel presentation.

She has facilitated the Social Media 101; Social Media 2.0 and other professional development sessions for the Local Government Association of SA for the past 4 years.

 

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.

 

Social Media 2.0 - Advanced

Business

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

 

Target Audience

All Council Staff with a basic understanding and some experience using social media for work purposes, looking for opportunities to leverage their existing activities and build and integrated social strategy.

 

Overview

Social Media 2.0 has been specifically developed to help Councils with a general understanding of social media further extend their capabilities and get the most out of this channel. This Guide builds on the Social Media 101 Guide that explains the fundamentals.

The interactive session will be designed to help staff take their existing social media activity to the next level through the integration of multiple channels into an effective social strategy, investigation of aggregation and measurement tools, review of best practice case studies and a high-level look at the role of social media in an emergency situation.

The aim is to ensure that all Councils in South Australia effectively leverage social media to improve communication and engagement with their communities. The intent is that Councils will use this guide to enhance how they use social media in their organisation to deliver the greatest return on investment.

This course will ensure participants understand how other existing council policies and procedures, for example a Media Policy, Community Engagement Strategy or Councillor and Staff protocols and codes of conduct are essential to consider and demonstrate how to accommodate these to ensure any impacts are minimised.

The workshop is supported by a suite of resource materials including:
  • A 48 page Social Media 2.0 Guide for Councils that covers everything from risk management to choosing the best tool, preparing content and monitoring and evaluation; and
  • ‘How-to’ Guides for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn.
Please note:  There is no requirement to bring a laptop/hand held device

 

Facilitator

Sarah Bishop – Director, Activate Consulting
Sarah is an experienced communications professional and manager. She has spent over 10 years in specialist marketing and communications roles and senior leadership positions in Local and State Government in Victoria.

She has experience working with both large metropolitan Councils, most recently as Manager Communications and Public Affairs at the City of Kingston, and regional and rural Councils in a prior role with the Victorian Government's Regional Development Department.

Sarah has spoken numerous times about the opportunities that social media provides the local government sector, including:
  • Local Government Association of South Australia AGM and Conference (2013), "Online Leadership" panel presentation and interactive workshop;
  • South Australian Climate Change Adaptation Showcase (2014), "Leading change through social media" panel presentation; and
  • Local Government Managers Australia National Congress (2014), "Leveraging technology to enhance community consultation" panel presentation.
  • She has facilitated the Social Media 101; Social Media 2.0 and other professional development sessions for the Local Government Association of SA for the past 4 years.

 

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.

 

Strategy and Risk Management

Governance

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

 

Target Audience

Elected Members

 

Overview

Strategic management planning and understanding strategic risks are critical skills for the good governance of a local area.

This session will explore the framework for strategic management planning with the use of practical case studies from council.  

 

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.

 

Supported Residential Facilities – Council as a Licensing Authority

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Environmental Health Officers and Managers

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992 and the responsibilities of the council in enforcing the Act.  The course will also provide participants with an understanding of the requirements of Supported Residential Facilities (SRFs) and factors the council must take into consideration when determining to issue or renew a SRF licence.  

 

Key Learnings

  • Council obligations regarding SRFs
  • EHO responsibilities and council powers
  • Investigative processes and powers of EHOs
  • Amendments to the Act under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020
  • 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.

 

Team Member to Team Leader

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Staff who are new to a team leader role or aspiring leaders  

 

Overview

Taking on a team leader role for the first time is an exciting time, but often also a challenging one, especially if you are managing those who were previously your colleagues or you are trying to establish your credibility with an established team, or you are being compared to the previous leader.  

This one day workshop will give participants the opportunity to discuss the challenges they are facing in their new role (and in doing so realise these challenges are quite common and they are not alone), strengthen the basic leadership behaviours of direction and support and how to vary these depending on the development  needs of each team member and the  situation  and go away with a workable framework to develop a high performing and happy team.

 

Key Learnings

  • The qualities and skills of an effective team leader and knowing your own  unique combination of leadership strengths and current  development needs
  • Managing relationships with team members who were once your colleagues, and establishing your credibility
  • How to manage being the “meat in the sandwich” between your team members and upper management
  • Setting up the conditions for a happy and high performing team:  how to establish team norms, team values and team behaviours
  • Situational Leadership:  the basic leadership behaviours, when and how much  direction and support to give each team member
  • How to delegate, give constructive feedback and  deal with conflict

 

Facilitator

Helen Alm - B Adult and Voc Ed, Ass .Dip. Bus. (HRD)
Helen Elizabeth Alm, has been a trainer, facilitator, adult educator, presenter and coach, since 1987 and has operated her own business, Helen Elizabeth Seminars since 2003. Helen is a dynamic and inspirational facilitator and her areas of expertise include Authentic Leadership, Personal and Professional Effectiveness, Professional Communication, Time, Self and Energy Management, Resilience and  mindfulness in the workplace .

 

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.

 

Techniques for Participation in Community Engagement

Business

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

 

Target Audience

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

 

Overview

This course will provide participants with an introduction to community engagement techniques that have been developed by practitioners from around the world. Prior to attending this course, it is recommended that participants attend the Community Engagement for Council Officers course which provides training in the use of the Local Government Community Engagement Handbook.

The handbook has been revised to include a section on engagement techniques including how to engage with Aboriginal communities and people with disabilities; and social media. The Community Engagement course teaches participants how to effectively plan for community engagement which leads to the selection of suitable techniques.

 

Key Learnings

  • Review and build on the planning process for community engagement
  • Explore the range of skills needed to work with community engagement techniques
  • Provide a structured approach to determining which techniques are most likely to produce desired results and increase participation in community engagement
  • Provide active participation in a range of techniques such as facilitation of small groups, 'Focussed Conversations' and 'World Café'.

 

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 two of a two-part series. Part one is Introduction to Community Engagement for Council Officers.

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.

 

Tenders and Specifications for Local Government

Procurement

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $260incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

All staff who are involved in the procurement of goods and services for Local Government.

 

Overview

This course is designed to provide participants with information on the key principles that need to be observed when writing specifications.  The training addresses different types of specifications and will assist participants prepare basic plans to develop requirements.
 
The course also addresses the importance of stakeholder consultation and will assist participants identify key stakeholders and gain skills in identifying key requirements through consultation.
 
Participants will gain an awareness of government supplier requirements and an understanding of how to develop a specification in simple text, with a view to maximise bidding, obtaining better value for money and improving contract management.

 

Key Learnings

  •   What are specifications
  •   What’s not included in a specification
  •   Consultation before preparing a specification
  •   Identification of customer needs
  •   Market research
  •   Scoping the requirement
  •   Structuring the specification
  •   Specification writing principles
  •   Types of specification: technical, functional, performance and exemplar
  •   Common mistakes in specification writing
  •   Tips from specification writers
  •   Feedback from SA suppliers on tender specifications

 

Facilitator

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

Please select your preferred delivery method below.

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

 

The New Planning System (Elected Member Full Webinar Series)

Legal

Duration: 1 Hour per session (5pm - 6pm)
Investment: $800incl GST pp
Delivery: Webinar

Please note: 8 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for the full series

 

Target Audience

Elected Members 

 

Overview

To attend any of the below sessions as individual webinars, please click on the headings to enrol. For the full series, scroll to the bottom and select 'Enrol' for yourself or 'Group Enrol' for others.
Please note: discounts do not apply to individual sessions.
 

1. Basic Understanding of Development Assessment in the new Planning System (2 Sep 2020)

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.
 

2. The Role of Councils and EMs in the new Planning System (7 Oct 2020)

This webinar will explain in more detail the role of Councils in the new system and, in particular, how Elected Members can – and can’t – get involved in development assessment and other local planning matters.

 

3. Role of an EM on a Council Assessment Panel (4 Nov 2020)

For Elected Members who are already on a CAP, or who may be considering nominating to sit on a CAP, this webinar will focus in more detail on the role, workings and processes of the CAP. Topics will include the functions of the CAP, governance, decision-making, condition-making powers, appeals and reviews of Assessment Manager decisions.
 

4. The Planning and Design Code and its Amendment (2 Dec 2020)

This session will focus on the Planning and Design Code - the universal planning rulebook that will apply across the entire State – and how Councils, and other entities, may amend the Code to shape their local communities.
 

5. Regional Planning and Joint Planning Boards (3 Feb 2021)

Regionalisation is a key objective of the new system, and this session will unpack how the PDI Act seeks to achieve that objective, and how Joint Planning Boards may assist to facilitate regional outcomes.
 

6. Development Compliance and Complaint Management (3 Mar 2021)

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.  
 

7. Public Participation, Reviews and Appeals in the new Planning System (7 Apr 2021)

Third party rights to object and appeal will be much more limited in the new system. This session will explain why that is, and what rights and avenues are available for local communities wishing to get involved in the process.
 

8. Councils and the Community Engagement Charter (5 May 2021)

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.
 

 

Additional Information

To enrol for the full series, please scroll down and select 'Enrol' if you are registering yourself, or 'Group Enrol' if you are registering on behalf of others.

Please note the discounted fee applies only to a single user.
   
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.

 

The Planning and Design Code and its Amendment

Legal

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

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this session

 

Target Audience

Elected Members 

 

Overview

This session will focus on the Planning and Design Code - the universal planning rulebook that will apply across the entire State – and how Councils, and other entities, may amend the Code to shape their local communities. 

 

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.

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.

 

The Role of Councils and EMs 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 

Please note: 1 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) point is available for this session

 

Target Audience

Elected Members 

 

Overview

This webinar will explain in more detail the role of Councils in the new system and, in particular, how Elected Members can – and can’t – get involved in development assessment and other local planning matters. 

 

Facilitator

Claire Ryan, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment
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

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.

 

Time Management Excellence

Business

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: $880 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Council staff 

 

Overview

Evaluating how you manage your time
  • Essentials of time management
  • Determining your time style
  • Gaining control over your time
 
Structuring your responsibilities
  • Incorporating a time-planning process model
  • Determining your primary purposes
  • Assessing your realities
 
Creating your powerful future
  • Envisioning where you want to be
  • Formulating challenging goals 
  • Moving toward your goals 
 
Prioritising and scheduling
  • Focusing your attention
  • Proactively identifying your priorities 
  • Building your schedule
 
Techniques for controlling your time
  • Overcoming procrastination 
  • Diffusing the impact of others
  • Dealing proactively with information overload
 
Getting the best return on your time investment
  • Analysing your progress
  • Changing your time habits for the better

 

Key Learnings

  • Manage time by implementing a framework to achieve goals;
  • Make decisions about what to do, when;
  • Apply a structured whole-brain process to shape current and future commitments;
  • Proactively schedule tasks, construct weekly plans, create to-do lists and  
  • Adopt strategies and techniques to handle procrastination and interruptions.

 

Facilitator

Tom Sulda is a business strategy and process consultant as well as a process trainer in Business Analysis, Project Management (Prince2, Agile, PMBOK, Prince2 Agile, and MSP) including Information Security. Tom is a highly experienced business executive having worked across all business functions from the front to back end including corporate services for NFPs, Government and Commercial businesses.

 

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.

 

Tourism and Councils Forum - Follow-up discussion

Forums

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Investment: Free
Delivery: Webinar

 

Target Audience

Council staff working in the fields of Economic Development, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Planning who attended the Tourism and Councils Forum in September 2020.

 

Overview

The purpose of this webinar is to:
 
  • Facilitate discussion amongst council staff on the information presented at the Councils and Tourism Forum;
  • Present and clarify the LGA’s role and activity in the tourism space, particularly in the context of COVID-19 economic recovery;
  • Further understand the strategies and actions councils have implemented in response to COVID-19 and
  • Support shared learnings between councils on successful strategies and actions introduced.

 

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program 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.

 

Traffic Control Regulations & Authorisations Training

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Council staff involved in making and/or managing delegations and authorisations and other general governance responsibilities; with delegations or authorisations under the Instrument; and with traffic management responsibilities.

 

Overview

This training will address the Instrument of General Approval and Delegation to Councils for the Use of Traffic Control Devices, Road Closure and Granting of Exemptions for Events under the Road Traffic Act 1961 from the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, dated 22 August 2013 (the Instrument).
 
The Instrument:
  • Grants general approvals from the Minister to councils to exercise certain powers, subject to certain conditions;
  • Delegates powers from the Minister to councils (being a power to grant approvals, thus enabling councils to grant certain approvals of their own, and a power to declare events, which entails powers to close roads and to grant exemptions from certain Australian Road Rules), subject to certain conditions;
  • Permits sub delegation of powers by councils, subject to certain conditions;
  • Provides for the appointment by the Chief Executive Officer of authorised for the purpose of discharging powers for which general approval has been granted to a council (‘sub-authorisations’) and for the purpose of discharging powers which the council has delegated authority to exercise;
  • Requires a council to identify by resolution one or more persons who is/are, in the opinion of the council, an experienced traffic engineering practitioner for purpose of preparing traffic impact statements;
  • requires the appointment of an authorised officer for the purpose of endorsing traffic impact statements;
  • Involves requirements to notify and seek the concurrence of other parties in certain circumstances (including adjoining councils, the Commissioner of Highways, the Commissioner of Police, and other emergency and traffic-related State Government instrumentalities);
  • Refers to external documents and requires councils to comply with those documents; and imposes record-keeping requirements.

 

Key Learnings

  • The nature of the powers which a council is able to exercise under the Instrument, and the conditions and obligations imposed by the Instrument;
  • The legal basis upon which a council is able to exercise its various powers under the Instrument;
  • The distinction between those powers for which a council is granted general approval, and those powers for which it is the delegate of the Minister;
  • The distinction between authorisations (including ‘sub-authorisations’) and subdelegations;
  • How to properly document and implement authorisations and subdelegations under the Instrument; and
  • Some of the fundamental technical requirements applying to traffic control devices.

 

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. 

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.

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.

 

Trees and the Law

Legal

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

Please note: 4 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points are available for this session

 

Target Audience

Planning, Policy and Compliance Officers and Council Arborists.

 

Overview

This one-day course will be presented in three parts. The first part will explore the common law relating to trees, and Councils' obligations and powers under the Local Government Act 1999. Liability issues will also be discussed.
 
The second part will provide an overview of trees in a development context. In particular, this session will focus on the regulated tree provisions of the Development Act 1993, Development Plan policy and recent case law in relation to the assessment of development applications involving tree-damaging activity.
 
The third part will then examine compliance issues and enforcement under the Development Act 1993 and/or the Local Government Act 1999.

 

Key Learnings

  • Regulated trees v significant trees - what is the difference?
  • A two tier system for assessment
  • Policy making with respect to trees
  • Section 221 permits under the Local Government Act 1999
  • Significant tree prosecutions
  • Case law review
  • Enforcement under the Development Act 1993 and/or the Local Government Act 1999 liability risks.

 

Facilitator

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers 
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

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

Local government accredited professionals are eligible for a 10% discount on standard rates for courses that make up the Accredited Professionals Scheme. Please send your registration number (which can be found in your letter of accreditation from the Accreditation Authority) to training@lga.sa.gov.au and LGA Training will submit your registration on your behalf.

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.

 

Understanding your obligations under the Burial and Cremation Act 2013 and Regulations

Governance

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

 

Target Audience

All Council Staff.

 

Overview

Since 2013 in the state of South Australia there has been a single Act and Regulations covering all burials and cremations in South Australia. This course is designed to inform all attendees of their rights and importantly their obligations for ensuring compliance with this legislation.

 

Key Learnings

  • The record keeping obligations under The Act.
  • What is an Interment Right?
  • What is a Plain English Statement?
  • What registers must be kept?
  • What must happen before a burial or cremation can take place?
  • Ownership of Monuments
  • Who takes over an interment right when the current holder dies?
  • Can Interment Rights be issued for a period of time or in perpetuity
  • What are the obligations regarding refunds for surrendered unexercised interment rights;
  • General compliance requirement
  • 30 minute discussion – ‘2 years on’ – the common questions and issues that have arisen as a result of the new legislation.

 

Facilitator

Robert Pitt - Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority
ACA is a state government authority that manages the West Terrance, Enfield, Cheltenham and Smithfield Cemeteries. Robert has been involved in the industry for over 12 years and is the current president of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of South Australia (CCASA).

 

Additional Information

In addition to this program being available via webinar, the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority has kindly offered to deliver this program Face 2 Face at the Reflection Rooms, Enfield Memorial Park, off Gordon Street, Clearview.

The maximum number of participants able to attend in person under the current COVID-19 restrictions is 42 people. An optional tour of the crematorium and a burial site set-up will now be offered to those who attend Memorial Park.

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.

 

Unfair Dismissals

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Human Resource Officers, Directors, General Managers and CEOs

 

Overview

This course provides a breakdown of what constitutes an ‘unfair dismissal’ at law. We will discuss what a Court or Tribunal would consider a if an unfair dismissal claim is brought against a Council and provide guidance and information to assist with defending a claim. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Unfair dismissals under the Fair Work Act 1994 (SA);
  • Application of Awards and enterprise agreements;
  • Harsh, unjust and unreasonable explained;
  • Procedural and substantive fairness explained;
  • Evidence and proof on the balance of probabilities; and
  • Resolving disputes and entering into a Deed of Settlement and Release. 

 

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.

 

Unsolicited Bids and Major Projects Governance Masterclass

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Governance Officers, Property Officers & Planning Officers and Managers

 

Overview

Councils are passionate about strengthening their communities and supporting projects that will do this. Councils are increasingly seeking out opportunities to fund major projects in their areas and being approached by the private sector with proposals for new and expanded business opportunities for their areas. 

This master class has developed to provide Council officers and managers with the tools they need to be forward thinking and ready to respond to opportunities as they present, whilst also being mindful of, and complying with, all legislative responsibilities.  

 

Key Learnings

This master class will examine a board range of matters relating to good governance of unsolicited bids and major project management – from the initial proposal stage through to sign off.  This includes:
 
  • Due diligence: knowing what and who you are dealing with.
  • Unsolicited bids and section 49 policies: how to invite opportunities whilst also balancing transparency and accountability requirements.  
  • Community land management plans: how to use these to your advantage whilst complying with legislative requirements.  
  • Disposal of assets: legislative requirements and timing considerations.  
  • Report writing: getting it right, the first time.  
  • Delegations: when and how they can be used.
  • Better document negotiation and drafting: tips and traps.
  • Special meetings: when and how to use them to meet project deadlines.
  • Dealing with external agencies: when and how to get them involved.
  • Confidentiality orders: when and how to use them.
  • Section 270 reviews: what to do when a review is sought.
  • Informal consultation and gatherings: when and how to use them and what the new legislative requirements require.  
  • Funding agreements: tips and traps..

 

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. 

Mabel Tam, Principal - Property, Infrastructure & Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
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

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.

 

Voters Roll Compilation

Governance

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

 

Target Audience

Governance and Rates Officers

 

Overview

Under the provisions of the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 the council supplementary voters roll expires and is purged from 1 January in the year of the periodic elections. Ratepayers who are not on the House of Assembly electoral roll for the council area and wish to vote in council elections are required to lodge a new application for enrolment. Councils must prepare a fresh roll and provide it to the Electoral Commission to merge with the House of Assembly roll.

 

Key Learnings

  • The voters roll (including the purging and new enrolment requirements)
  • Qualifications for enrolment
  • Procedures relevant to an election
  • Key dates for the 2018 periodic elections
  • Voting entitlements
  • Availability of the voters roll
  • Dealing with voting papers including declaration votes and scrutiny of the votes
  • Interaction with the office of the State Electoral Commissioner

 

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.

 

Wellbeing and Resilience

Business

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: TBA
Delivery: Face 2 Face

 

Target Audience

Council staff who see the importance in developing wellbeing and resilience

 

Overview

This course will assist council staff interested in learning about positive psychology and fostering wellbeing and resilience. Participants will gain an understanding of strategies to improve wellbeing in themselves and others based on positive psychology research.

In line with the recommendations from Professor Martin Seligman 2013 Thinker in Residence, this workshop uses the PERMA framework to explore applications and practical strategies underpinned by research, for building wellbeing and creating flourishing people and workplaces.
 
  • Positive emotion has a strengthening effect on our brains and bodies, helps broaden our perspectives and build psychological resources
  • Engagement is the connection we have with activity or environment. Drawing on research from strengths we look at strategies to increase engagement.
  • Relationships matter, and we will practice an evidence based strategy for building positive relationships and strengthening connections.
  • Meaning is something we create and this workshop will look at ways to increase connection to values and living with a sense of purpose
  • Accomplishment, mastery, competence and achievement have strong links to wellbeing and we explore mindset and systems to promote accomplishment. 

 

Key Learnings

  • An introduction to wellbeing and skills in developing positive emotion
  • Developing engagement
  • Developing positive relationships
  • Connecting to meaning
  • Developing accomplishment and developing resilience and optimism

 

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.

 

Work Effectively in a Team Environment

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Council staff who manage teams

 

Overview

The course is designed to cover the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a group environment promoting team commitment and cooperation, supporting team members and dealing effectively with issues, problems and conflict.

 

Key Learnings

  • Work effectively with others
  • Develop effective workplace relationships
  • Contribute to work group activities
  • Deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict

 

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.

 

Work Health and Safety Obligations

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

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

 

Overview

All employers have a primary duty of care to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of its employees and others in the workplace. This session will explain Council’s obligations, as well as the obligations of employees, contractors, volunteers and other staff. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Maintaining a safe work environment under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (SA);
  • Duties of employees and volunteers;
  • When and how to report a notifiable incident; 
  • Consultation, health and safety committees and representatives;
  • Powers relating to entry by Inspectors; and
  • Dealing with disputes. 

 

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.

 

Workplace Bullying Awareness Workshop

Business

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

 

Target Audience

This course is intended for all workers as identified in Councils Training Needs Analysis.

 

Overview

This course will provide workers with practical information and advice about workplace bullying and making your workplace safer and more hospitable for everyone concerned.

 

Key Learnings

  • Understand legislative compliance requirements associated with preventing and addressing workplace bullying
  • Identify and define workplace bullying
  • Identify why workplace bullying occurs
  • The effects of workplace bullying
  •  How to deal with workplace bullying

 

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.

 

Workplace Investigations and Procedural Fairness

Legal

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

 

Target Audience

Human Resource Officers, Directors, Managers, Team Leaders and CEOs

 

Overview

This training session will provide a step-by-step guide on how to conduct a procedurally fair workplace investigation in relation to any complaints or misconduct of staff to ensure that council complies with the principles of procedural fairness and natural justice.  

 

Key Learnings

  • How to structure a procedurally fair workplace investigation;
  • The pitfalls and traps of employers and how to avoid them;
  • The balance of probabilities; and 
  • Dealing with disputes. 

 

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.

 

Writing Successful Business Cases

Business

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

 

Target Audience

Aspiring and Practising Council Project Managers, PMO Support Team staff, Project Sponsors, Business Analysts, Quality Assurance Personnel

 

Overview

The business case is a critical component in any project management framework. It sets out clear reasons for the proposed investment and tracks the intended benefits throughout the life of the project and ultimately the return on investment.
The conceptualisation, generation and presentation of a business case is a key skill for project personnel.
 
Whilst an analytically oriented team is generally needed to pull together the components of the business case, a highly valued skill is being able to present the business case succinctly and coherently to those ultimately charged with its approval.
 
This one-day interactive workshop guides participants through the importance of a sound business case and its alignment to strategy. Participants will develop a business case and present it for approval at the end of the day. Whilst a fictional local government contextualised case study will be available for participants to develop a business case on the day, participants are encouraged to bring their own business case for development by themselves or as part of a group.

 

Key Learnings

  • Learn and understand the fundamentals and importance of a sound, well-crafted and considered business case
  • Learn to work as a team to develop a business case based on a case study or your real-life example
  • Develop confidence to present a business case to an executive for approval
  • Upon completion of this session participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Embed business case writing and presentation skills into their team via hands on experiential learning
  • If not yet present, use the business case format used in this program in their project management methodology
  • Take the opportunity to promulgate a consistently used and understood business case writing methodology

 

Facilitator

Tom Sulda - Director, Lead Trainer LATSA Learning Services
Tom is a business strategy and process consultant as well as a process trainer in Business Analysis, Project Management (Prince2, Agile, PMBOK, Prince2 Agile, and MSP) including Information Security. Tom is a highly experienced business executive having worked across all business functions from the front to back end including corporate services for Not For Profits, Government and Commercial businesses.
 

 

Additional Information

To compliment this training, we recommend you consider attending the Project Management Basics session. For more information and to enrol, please click below: Project Management Basics

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.

 

Zoom Training (Tips and Tricks)

Business

Duration: 1 Hour
Investment: $55incl GST
Delivery: Webinar (capped at 10ppl per session)

 

Target Audience

Anyone who requires assistance with using Zoom (the platform used for Webinars).

 

Overview

A webinar is held via the Internet. The main feature of webinars is interactivity; the ability to present, discuss, send and receive information in real-time. LGA Training uses the ‘Zoom’ platform for webinars. Zoom is a modern, secure and well recognized platform for video communications.
 
When you’ve set up Zoom properly and understand how to use it, it is a valuable way to engage with others. It allows you to share information, learn and interact with others in real time.  
 
In this session, you will have the opportunity to explore the Zoom environment. Learning new ‘tips and tricks’ to ensure you get the most out of your Webinar experiences using Zoom. Whether you are using Zoom as an attendee or hosting a Zoom session.

 

Key Learnings

  • Share screen
  • Breakout rooms
  • Chat
  • Polls
  • Document share
  • Whiteboard
  • Record the meeting 

Facilitator

Becky Kern – Member Support Coordinator – Local Government Association of SA

 

Additional Information

There have been reports that due to the high volume of users, the Zoom videoconferencing application has been called out for some security vulnerabilities. On balance the LGA currently believes that the risks of using Zoom can be minimised if necessary precautions are applied. Tips on how to be vigilant and ensure your zoom meeting is safe, can be found in our Zoom Security Update circular. If you are not subscribed to receive our circulars, you can subscribe here.
 
For more information on ‘how to get the most out of your webinar training’, 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.

 

Module 1 - Introduction to Local Government (E-Learning)

M1EMMT

Duration: Up to 80 minutes
Investment: $220 incl GST
Delivery: On-line

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and Council staff

 

Overview

'Introduction to Local Government' is the first module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will gain an understanding of the Australian System of Government and the composition, structure and operational functions of Councils in South Australia.

 

Key Learnings

  • The Australian System of Government
  • The three spheres of government and their functions
  • Relationships between the three spheres of government

Elected/Staff Structures

  • Role of Council Members
  • Role of Staff
Services Provided by Councils

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term. 

The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 

We encourage you to watch the 'Welcome to Local Government2 minute video prior to undertaking this module.

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

Module 2 - Legal Responsibilities (E-Learning)

M2EMMT

Duration: Up to 80 minutes
Investment: $220 incl GST
Delivery: On-line

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and Council staff

 

Overview

‘Legal Responsibilities’ is the second module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will gain an overview of their duties as a Council Member under the Local Government Act 1999 and related legislation. The module will describe the roles of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Minister for Local Government and the Ombudsman regarding individual and Council performance, with an emphasis on investigations of maladministration, corruption and misconduct.

 

Key Learnings

  • Role of a Council Member
  • Delegations 
  • General Duties
  • Code of Conduct for Council Members
  • Conflict of Interest Register of Interests
  • Responsibilities concerning the provision of support and resources
  • Legal Protections for Council Members
  • External Oversight
    • Ombudsman SA
    • Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
    • Minister for Local Government
    • District Court

 

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term. 

The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

Module 3 - Council and Committee Meetings (E-Learning)

M3EMMT

Duration: Up to 45 minutes
Investment: $220 incl GST
Delivery: E-Learning (On-line)

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and council staff

 

Overview

'Committee & Meetings' is the third module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will have a greater understanding of the meeting procedures established to guide Council decision making.

 

Key Learnings

Council & Committee Meeting Procedures
  • Overview
  • Council Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Public Access to Council and Committee Meetings
  • Informal Gatherings
  • Agendas
  • Motions and Voting
  • Minutes
  • Public Access to documents
  • Chairing meetings

 

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term.

The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

Module 4 - Financial Management and Reporting (E-Learning)

M4EMMT

Duration: Up to 110 minutes
Investment: $220 incl GST
Delivery: E-Learning (On-line)

 

Target Audience

Elected Members and council staff

 

Overview

‘Financial Management and Reporting’ is the fourth module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements. By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will gain an understanding of a Council’s responsibilities for financial and asset management planning, setting rates and monitoring budgets.

 

Key Learnings

  • Overview of financial governance responsibilities of individual elected members and the elected body
  • Long term financial planning
  • Long term asset management planning
  • Audit Committees
  • Rating
  • Budgets and Annual business plans

 

Additional Information

Section 80A of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a Council to have a training and development policy for its Council Members. The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term. 

The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency. 
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

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