Course Details

Meeting Procedures (Virtual Classroom)

Participating effectively in meetings is a critical aspect of being an Elected Member - meetings are said to be the ‘bread and butter’ of your role.

You will learn to analyse and interpret information, as well as gain valuable insight in how to collaborate with other elected members to make informed strategic decisions.

This course focuses on providing comprehensive knowledge of how to be fully prepared for a meeting; meeting procedures and high level debating techniques.


Target Audience:

Suitable for Council Members who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of their role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Critically read agendas and evaluate Local Government officer reports;
  • Understand and be able to correctly use procedural motions and effectively raise ‘points of order’;
  • Demonstrate skills as a chair within legal and ethical requirements;
  • Understand the importance of checking and confirming the minutes;
  • Use knowledge of meeting procedures to move, second or foreshadow motions, use correct amendment rules where appropriate and take the right of reply; and
  • Participate confidently in Council and committee meetings.

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