Online courses

Choose from self-paced or interactive induction training and skills development for councillors

Tailored programs

Feel supported on your leadership journey by joining one of our tailored programs. These programs connect you with your  peers and create a low stakes learning environment for you to gain confidence in your skills and knowledge. You will apply your learning “in real life”.

Returning councillor program

Returning councillor program

Refresh your skills and knowledge with our tailored program of support for returning councillors. This three month program covers the hot button topics like social media and leading in uncertainty as well keeping you up to date with the latest changes in the planning system.

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New councillor program

New councillor program

This six month program empowers new councillors to succeed in the first year of office. It covers everything a new councillor needs to know to not only survive but thrive. Delivered in a hybrid learning format by three expert facilitators, the program will amplify your leadership potential. Spots are limited!

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Online masterclasses

Level up your knowledge and skills with our masterclasses on topical local government issues. These one hour interactive online sessions are ideal for new and experienced councillors. The sessions are intimate, small group learning experiences. You will leave with an instant knowledge boost!  

Mastering your conflict of interest duties

Mastering your conflict of interest duties

The proper disclosure and management of conflicts of interest is a core obligation of a local councillor under the Code of Conduct. Given we are notoriously bad at seeing our own conflicts and there is a personal onus on councillors to know the rules, it is critical knowledge set for all councillors.

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Managing social media risks

Managing social media risks

Effective and ethical engagement online, particularly on social media, is a vital skill for local councillors in the modern age. Social media is also a rapidly evolving domain with new risks emerging for councillors from the recent High Court decision. Learn strategies on how to manage these risks,

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Unpacking the legal framework for local government

Unpacking the legal framework for local government

Unpacking the legal framework for local government  Build a foundational knowledge of the legislation that underpins local government in NSWMasterclass overview Let's face it, local government is a complex creature. It exists within a set legislative framework. To be...

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Self paced online courses

Get started right now by enrolling in one or more of these self paced training courses. These are self-led and can be completed at anytime, from anywhere. The online course are suitable for councillors who like to learn independently or need to schedule in learning opportunities around other commitments. 

How to become a councillor

How to become a councillor

This short course is a crash introduction to local government and what you need to do to become a councillor.

The course will help you identify the unique mix of skills, legislative knowledge and personal qualities you need to succeed in your bid to be elected.

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