Upcoming training

Key components of the pre-candidate training program supported by the Victorian Government:

  • Local Government 101 – a comprehensive overview of the business of local government, the roles of councils and councillors and the electoral system. 
  • Candidate development – interactive workshops on key considerations for candidates, including policy platforms, connecting with community and key skills and campaigning techniques.
  • Networking sessions as part of the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter – networking sessions for local women to link them Women’s Charter Champions (councillors) from across the region.

We will be undertaking at least one session from each category in every region (as per RDV's Regional Partnerships) as part of our funded project. For additional workshops and training, including training tailored to the needs of your community, please contact us.

Upcoming dates - 2020

17 March Barwon (City of Greater Geelong) Geelong Candidate Development
15 April South Eastern Metro (Cardinia Shire) Officer Local Government 101
16 April Southern Metro (City of Kingston) Cheltenham Local Government 101
30 April Southern Metro (City of Monash) Glen Waverley Candidate Development
23 May Loddon Campaspe (City of Greater Bendigo) Bendigo Full day workshop*
28 May South Eastern Metro (Cardinia Shire) Officer Candidate Development
10 June Loddon Campaspe (Central Goldfields Shire) Maryborough Candidate Development
20 June Mallee (Mildura Rural City) Mildura Full day workshop*
18 July South Eastern Metro (Mornington Peninsula Shire) Rosebud Full day workshop*
25 July Eastern Metro (Manningham City Council) Doncaster Full day workshop*
27 August Goulburn (City of Greater Shepparton) Shepparton Candidate Development

We are still finalising workshop details in some regions. Please check this page for further details.

* Full day workshops include content from Local Government 101 AND Candidate Development.