FastTrack: Civility in Local Government

 Registration is closed for this event
Friday, 17 November 2023 09:30 AM to 5:00 PM
RACV Club Melbourne
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3001
Event Fee(s)
Members $ 550.00 (includes GST of $ 50.00)
Non-members $ 1,100.00 (includes GST of $ 100.00)

FastTrack: Civility in Local Government

Join the VLGA for our signature event, FastTrack: Leadership Forum where we come together to discuss the key issues facing local government and hear insight from sector leaders

Join us for the VLGA's signature Program, FastTrack

Friday 17 November, 9:30am - 5:00pm, RACV Club, Bourke St, Melbourne CBD. 

Civility in Local Government

This November, FastTrack will focus on the theme of "Civility in Local Government" - with a program of interactive panels designed to give Councillors, CEOs and Directors the strategies, tools and skills to support constructive conversations and good decision making. 

Minister for Local Government, the Hon Melissa Horne, will feature at the event to deliver the key note address and participate in a moderated Q&A with participants. Hear from a line-up of distinguished panellists who will be discussing issues central to the heart of local governance. 

The days program also includes: 

  • Managing Difficult Conversations with Constituents and Colleagues 
    Panellists: Cr Nicholas Reece, Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne, Melissa Scadden, Managing Partner, Justitia Lawyers and Lydia Khalil, Deakin University & Lowy Institute
  • Strategies to Improve Civil Discourse
    Panellists: Dr Josh Roose, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Sheena Frost, CEO, Hume City Council, Emily Keogh, Executive Manager Corporate Affairs, Wyndham City Council  
  • Workshop: Cultural Intelligence in Leadership: The Psychology of Doing Difference Well
    Facilitated by Monique Toohey

View the full program here. 

Discounts apply for multiple registrations from the same council - for more information click here.


The VLGA understands councils are currently undertaking Mayoral elections. Please note that registrations can be transferred between council members if required. 

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