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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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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