Course Details

Serving on Council (2 days)

This comprehensive course will help you gain the confidence to perform your role on Council more effectively.

It has been specifically developed to address the unique skills and knowledge requirements of Elected Members.

Building on the information from the first two modules, this course delves deeper into what is involved in serving your community in a Local Government environment and performing as an effective team member on Council.

It recognises both internal and external influences on Councillors, how to develop and maintain strategic relationships, the necessity to perform your role in a due diligence framework and how to contribute effectively to high level strategic decision making.


Target Audience:

Suitable for both newly elected and returning Elected Members who would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of their role in Local Government.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Legislation and regulations within which Councils must operate;
  • Role of Elected Members and senior management in leading and supporting their communities;
  • Expectations on Councillors to act in a ‘Board-like’ manner as the governing body;
  • Processes involved in contributing successfully to Council and committee meetings; and
  • Ethical decision making

Learning Methods:

Program Benefits:


Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location  Spaces Cost
Serving on Council (2 days) 15 & 16 September 2022 09:00 am - 04:30 pm WALGA West Leederville 12 $1,089.00
Serving on Council (2 days) 25 & 26 May 2023 09:00 am - 04:30 pm WALGA West Leederville 20 $1,089.00