What We Do

We provide a wide range of training and development for elected members and staff.  These include:

Specific topic related training workshops:

  • Understanding the Politics of Local Government
  • Standing Orders
  • Report writing
  • Governance support staff training
  • Chairing and participating in meetings
  • Taking notes, creating minutes
  • Decision making in Local Government
  • What do effective meetings look like
  • Consultation and community engagement
  • Resource Management Act – preparing and presenting evidence to a hearing
  • Resource Management Act – Technical Administrators role/processes

Consultancy services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Organisation and department reviews
  • Governance structure planning
  • Political problem solving
  • Code of Conduct complaints
  • Meeting assessments/problem resolution
  • Elections – post-election induction, advice on the establishment of the governance systems and processes (e.g. Committee structure), mentoring for chairpersons

MAGS seminars and conferences:

  • Professional Governance Advisors symposium
  • Understanding the role of governance and of management
  • Setting a governance direction and monitoring it
  • Staff roles in supporting the governing body

Training Programme Booklets:

MAGS Local Government Staff Training Programme

MAGS Elected Member Training Programmes