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Training eNews
August 2022
Issue 5

Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member recipients at the WALGA Convention, October 2021

Jacqui Dodd Scholarship Nominations now open! 
LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member
WALGA Training is proud to provide the opportunity for four Elected Members to receive a Scholarship to undertake the Diploma of Local Government – Elected Member. 
The Diploma is the highest level qualification that an Elected Member can obtain through WALGA Training. This specialised training program enables participants to increase their skills and knowledge in order to confidently provide leadership to their community and to efficiently and effectively fulfill their role and responsibility, particularly in relation to good decision making in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and relevant regulations.

Scholarship Benefits:
• The scholarship will cover 50% of training and assessment fees up to the value of $5,085.
• Regional applicants will receive an additional travel expenses of $1,000 which will be reimbursed on successful completion of the program. 
How do I apply?
• Complete the  Nomination Form – you can download a copy here
• Attach all supporting documents
• Email the completed form and documents through to:
A full description of the Diploma is available for your general information at WALGA Training. For any general queries regarding the nomination process, please contact WALGA Training on 9213 2088 or email
Nominations close on Friday, 26 August 2022, 12:00 noon.
Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member Testimonial

For anyone considering completing the Diploma, I highly recommend it. Not only will you gain a greater understanding of your role in Local Government, but also enjoy networking and forming friendships with Elected Members from across WA.” 
Chontelle Stone – 2021 Graduate
City of Cockburn Councillor  
WALGA Training is currently taking Expressions of Interest and confirming enrolments for our next intake in early October 2022. Do not miss out on starting this valuable opportunity for you and your local community. WALGA Training can be contacted via or you can call (08) 9213 2088.
Course Highlight
CEO Performance Review
Wednesday, 31 August
9am - 4:30pm
Virtual classroom via Zoom
This course addresses the processes, knowledge, skills and attributes required for Elected Members to contribute effectively to their Council’s annual appraisal of its Chief Executive Officer.

The course covers the legal responsibility of Elected Members to review the performance of their CEO, the planning and processes involved with the annual appraisal, assessing achievements and setting goals.

Target Audience

Suitable for Elected Members who have minimal involvement in the annual appraisal of Local Government Chief Executive Officers and who wish to make a contribution to their Council’s process.
To secure a place, please register through our website or contact the WALGA Training Team direct via or on 9213 2088. 
Upcoming Elected Member courses
The following courses are scheduled to be held during August and September. With limited places available, now is your time to book your spot. Elected Members who have not yet completed their required Council Member Essentials Training, this is your last opportunity in 2022 to attend Face to Face training at WALGA. 

CEO Performance Review
Wednesday, 31 August *Virtual Classroom Via Zoom*

Understanding Local Government
Thursday, 1 September 
*Council Member Essentials course*

Conflicts of Interest
Thursday, 1 September
*Council Member Essentials course*

Meeting Procedures
Friday, 2 September
*Council Member Essentials course*

Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets
Monday, 5 September
*Council Member Essentials course*

Planning Practices - Advanced
Friday, 9 September

Strategic Decision Making 
Monday,12 September
To secure a place, please register through our website or contact the WALGA Training Team direct via or on 9213 2088.
Upcoming Officer courses
The following courses have limited places available. Register now to ensure you do not miss out.
Policy Development & Procedure Writing *New course*
Wednesday, 17 August 

Retention and Disposal of Business Records
Monday, 22 August *Via Zoom*
Effective Supervision
Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 August 

Introduction to Managing Business Records in Local Government
Friday, 24 August 

Procurement and Contract Essentials
Thursday, 1 September  

Meeting Practices for Good Governance Outcomes
Thursday, 8 September

Planning Practices - Advanced
Friday, 9 September

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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