Standing Orders workshop - Hawkes Bay
Monday 8 November 2021

Standing Orders are part and parcel of all formal meetings in local government whether Council, Committee, Sub Committee or Community Board. Being familiar with Standing Orders and being able to offer advice to elected members in the political meeting environment is a prerequisite for staff who attend and support elected members at meetings.

2021 New Governance Professionals Workshop
Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Governance Advisors play an integral part in supporting the governance systems, processes and elected representatives within the local government sector.  This role is highly professional, requiring skills and knowledge to support elected members in making good decisions in a framework that complies with legislation and good practice.

This two-day introductory course for people new to the role will provide all the core elements of knowledge that a new Governance Advisor will need to undertake the role in their initial stages of development.

Governance Professionals Symposium *Advance Notice*

Wellington - Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 January 2022

Our annual symposium is proving very popular. Next year we will be looking at the pre- and post-election planning processes and elected member induction and development. If you would like to book a place now for the symposium, please click below...

2021 Managing Interesting Situations for Elected Members

This course has been designed in response to questions from elected member’s on dealing with a range of situations that they find themselves in particularly from the community.  The course outcomes are:

  • Identifying the role of an elected member when confronted with situations that are difficult, highly charged or highly contentious.

  • Know how to stay safe around decision-making when there is more than one side involved.

  • Gain a range of tactical options to use when confronted with competing views, complaints, and aggressive behaviour.


We deliver this course by region, or we can run an in-house course for your local authority.