Elected Members

Welcome to LGA Training’s Elected Member Leadership Development Offer

A suite of professional and personal development training opportunities for Elected Members, contextualised to the local government sector of South Australia.

This unique offering, informed by members’ feedback, provides training opportunities for Elected Members that focus on the importance of strengthening leadership capability.

The content of these offerings assists Elected Members to better understand their role and the responsibilities it carries. It also offers Elected Members pathways to develop personal leadership effectiveness and grow the knowledge and skills required to perform their duties confidently and to the best of their ability.


LGA Training Standards for Council Members

An important component of the ‘Elected Member Leadership Development Program’ is the four modules that constitute South Australia’s Elected Member mandatory training requirements. These requirements are set out in the LGA Training Standards for Council Members - 2019. The ‘Standard’ requires every newly Elected Member to meet the requirements within the first 12 months of their four-year term.

It also recommends that continuing Members complete refresher training in Module 2: ‘Legal Responsibilities’ (which includes the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: ‘Financial Management and Reporting’, to ensure currency and competency.


How LGA Training best meets your training needs

LGA Training schedule forums specifically designed for Elected Members on an annual basis. Our up and coming offerings are promoted through our eNews.
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To search our current list of programs and to enrol, please click here.

If you are interested in attending an offering that is not scheduled or you identify a training need that is not part of our offerings, please contact us at training@lga.sa.gov.au to discuss training opportunities.

LGA Training seek to meet our members delivery preferences by offering quality contextualised training via three delivery methods.

The LGA Training team is here to assist. Please click here to meet our team. If you have any training queries or a specific training need please talk to us. We can be contacted at training@lga.sa.gov.au or on 8224 2035.

We look forward to working with you, our valued members, to assist you with all of your training needs!

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