Governance Professionals Symposium 2019 Advance Notice

We have been running this symposium since 2012 and feedback from attendees has been extremely positive.

The 2019 symposium has a key focus on:

  • Pre and post-election planning – setting an induction and establishment plan for the incoming elected members, critical must do actions, establishing an ongoing programme for the establishment of the new council
  • Best practice and information sharing – an opportunity to hear from other council staff on governance-related issues and processes they encounter in relation to their role as a Governance Professional at their Council including a quick-fire session on a variety of topics
  • Communication and the Governance Professional – a highly energised and participatory half-day session focusing on communication styles to be led by Elizabeth Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes Consulting, session not to be missed!

The symposium details are:


Thursday 24 January 2019, 915 am – 430pm; and

Friday 25 January 2019, 830am – 230pm


West Plaza Hotel, Wakefield Street, Wellington


If you want to book accommodation at the West Plaza, please quote “2019 Governance Professionals Symposium” to receive a special rate of $145 per night.  Please note that rooms are subject to availability.

To book please email


Please click the following link for the brochure which includes the programme

2019 Gov professional programme January 2019


Please complete the registration form by clicking on the following link and email it to

2019 Registration form Symposium 2019