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Welcome to Meeting and Governance Solutions

We specialise in training, development, and mentoring for people in governance positions and the staff that support them. Our services are nationwide, and we are specialists in the local government and not for profit sectors. Our expertise lies in political and management at senior levels with a proven track record in a wide variety of management services.

Realists, not theorists

MEETING AND GOVERNANCE SOLUTIONS

Political and management experience at senior levels – “our point of difference!”

Experience in meeting management and chairmanship

Proven track record in governance issue solving

Consultancy advice including project management and policy development

Organisational reviews

Governance, Management and Staff Training

Helping the local government and not for profit business sectors.

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WHAT WE DO

We provide a wide range of training and development for elected members and staff.  These include:

SPECIFIC TOPIC-RELATED TRAINING WORKSHOPS

  • Understanding the Politics of Local Government

  • Standing Orders

  • Report writing

  • Governance support staff training

  • Chairing and participating in meetings

  • Taking notes, creating minutes

  • Decision making in Local Government

  • What do effective meetings look like

  • Consultation and community engagement

  • Resource Management Act – preparing and presenting evidence to a hearing

  • Resource Management Act – Technical Administrators role/processes

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

  • Strategic planning

  • Project management

  • Organisation and department reviews

  • Governance structure planning

  • Political problem solving

  • Code of Conduct complaints

  • Meeting assessments/problem resolution

  • Elections – post-election induction, advice on the establishment of the governance systems and processes (e.g. Committee structure), mentoring for chairpersons

  • Mediation and facilitation e.g. RMA hearings

MAGS SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

  • Professional Governance Advisors symposium

  • Understanding the role of governance and of management

  • Setting a governance direction and monitoring it

  • Staff roles in supporting the governing body

 
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OUR TEAM

Meeting and Governance Solutions has over 20 years of experience in governance and management roles. We are known for our knowledge, innovation, facilitation, experience and very importantly our sense of humour. We have a strong reputation as a leading governance consultancy.

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HERE'S WHAT SOME OF OUR CLIENTS HAD TO SAY

"Steve and Vern are fantastic facilitators with great knowledge and experience. The workshop was just the right amount of formal and informal discussion. The range of experience in the room from other governance professionals was the icing on the cake."

Rebecca Williams, Central Otago District Council

Governance Professionals 21 and 22 January 2021

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