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19 January 2018
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

20 January 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

21 January 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Mornington Peninsula VIC

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The weekend workshop features expert presenters from the local government sector aimed at informing and inspiring your 2018 term and beyond.

Mayors & Deputy Mayors Connect Weekend Workshop


If you would preferred to be invoiced please contact the office 

19 - 21 January 2018

Network in the relaxed setting of the RACV Cape Schanck Resort (a partner package is available)

The Weekend Workshop for Mayors and Deputy Mayors features expert presenters from the local government sector aimed at 

informing and inspiring for the 2018 term and beyond.

Day 1: Friday 19 January
12.00 noon Arrival and Check In
2.00pm Welcome Cr Kate Roper Deputy Mayor Mornington Shire Council; Cr Marg Attley President VLGA
2.30pm Session 1 – Local Government Bill 2018
Presenter: Local Government Victoria
4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.30pm Session 2 – Working with media: A Practical Workshopping Experience in Dealing with the Media. Avoiding the Pitfalls.
Presenter: Katrina Byers
6.30pm Networking drinks and dinner
Guest Speaker: Susan Alberti AC
Day 2: Saturday 20 January (Breakfast from 7.30am)
9.00am Recap of Day 1 with Bo Li
9.10am Session 3 – Achieving Long Term Financial Sustainability
Presenter: Joe Carbone
11.00am Session 4 – Mayor and CEO Relationship.
Presenter: Ruth McGowan
12.30pm Lunch - Guest speaker Sharon Ardley Principal Consultant Davidson Executive & Boards
1.30pm Session 5 – Panel Discussion: Navigating Your Term as Mayor or Deputy Mayor
Panelists: Joe Carbone, Ruth McGowan, Felicity Frederico & David Wolf
Facilitator: Bo Li
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Session 6 – What will your Mayoral Footprint look like?
Presenter: Felicity Frederico
5.00pm Break
6.30pm Networking Drinks
7.00pm Dinner
Day 3: Sunday 21 January (Breakfast from 7.30am)
9.00am Session 7 - Community Engagement and Participation
Presenter: Annie Bolitho
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Wrap Up and Action Plan for 2018 - Review of weekend
Facilitator - Bo Li
Check out/Departure: From 12: 00 noon


Members all inclusive $1750

Non Members all inclusive $2350

Members conference only $1250

Non Members conference only $1800

Partners $250





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