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Don't miss out on our remaining courses in 2022
Our recent Recovery Coordinators Course for Local Government training at WALGA

The Role of Mayors and Presidents

* Limited Places Available *

Thursday, 17 November

This course explores the role of Mayors/Presidents and the many attributes, characteristic and qualities required to be a purposeful leader that contributes to the short and long term wellbeing of the community. 

Target Audience
Current and aspiring Mayors and Presidents and Deputy Mayors and Presidents.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a Mayor/President;
  • Get an update on legislative reforms and economic challenges impacting your communities;
  • Becoming a purposeful leader serving your community
  • Presiding at meetings
  • The art of professionally speaking
  • WALGA role, advocacy and Local Government representation
  • Mentoring and building an effective Council team
  • Putting it all into practice – Compare the Mayor

9:00am - 3:00pm
$395.00 (plus GST) 
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Economic Development Essentials for Elected Members

"I enjoyed learning about the changing economic climate in metro versus rural, and listening to comments and observations from other Councillors"
Student, July 2022. 

* Limited Places Available *

Monday, 21 November

WALGA is proud to offer this virtual training course, delivered by Economic Development Australia (EDA), the national peak body for economic development professionals. The interactive virtual training will empower community leaders to drive and support inclusive, sustainable economic development. The training also supports local government leaders to understand the key principles of economic recovery and how to build economic resilience within their communities. 

Target Audience
This one-day course via ZOOM is designed for new and experienced Elected Members, and Mayors/Presidents.
1 day 9:00am - 3:30pm
$530 (plus GST)
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Developing Specifications for Excellence

" Very useful course, which is practical and will help create better documents"
Student, August 2022.

Monday, 5 December

This one day course is designed to assist Local Governments and Contract Managers in Western Australia to:
  • Demonstrate a systemised, practical step-by-step process to developing a fit for purpose SOW/SOR for any purchase;
  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of different people involved in developing a SOW/SOR;
  • Share practical experiences among the members of the group through participation, discussion and group problem solving; and
  • Progress an actual live request statement of requirements to a point where the participant is confident, they can complete it quickly, efficiently and effectively.
Target Audience
This workshop is designed to help any person tasked with the responsibility of capturing and documenting the requirements associated with a procurement effort. 
9:00am - 4:30pm
$690 (plus GST)
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Upcoming Training


Thursday, 17 November
The Role of Mayors and Presidents 

Monday, 21 November (via ZOOM)
Economic Development Essentials for Elected Members

Monday, 21 & Tuesday, 22 November
Dealing with Conflict

Monday, 28 November
Local Government Act 1995 - Advanced

CEO Performance Review
Tuesday, 29 November


Thursday, 1 December
Policy Development & Procedure Writing

Friday, 2 December
Introduction to Waste Management
Planning Practices - Advanced

Monday, 5 December
Developing Specifications for Excellence

Our approachable team is here to help with your booking requests, In-House or eLearning quotes or troubleshooting any arising technical issues. 

To secure a place, please register through our website or contact the WALGA Training Team direct via or on 9213 2088.  
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