2020 Staff Training Workshops Directory

We have run a wide range of staff training programmes since 2008.  Our directory of training programmes is set out in the following link

Staff training programmes MAGS Training Programme Outline Local Govt staff

Please contact us for further information or to discuss running one of these courses for your Council.


2020 New Governance Professionals two-day workshop Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 March 2020

Committee Advisors play an integral part in supporting the governance systems, processes and elected representatives within the local government sector.  This role is a highly professional role requiring skills and knowledge to enable elected members to make good decisions in a framework that complies with legislation and good practice.

This two-day introductory course for people new to the role will provide all the core elements of knowledge that a new Committee Advisor will need to undertake the role in their initial stages of development.

Day One – Tuesday 10 March 2020

9:15 AM – 4:30 PM

Day Two – Wednesday 11 March 2020

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Venue – West Plaza Hotel, Wakefield Street, Wellington

The brochure is available by clicking the link here 2020 New Governance Professionals course brochure

The registration is available by clicking the link here 2020 New Gov Profs registration form 1011 March 2020


2020 Standing Orders workshop Tuesday 21 April 2020

Standing Orders are part and parcel of all formal meetings in local government whether of the Council, Committee or Community Board.  Elected Members should be familiar with Standing Orders top participate effectively in meetings.  The staff that support meetings of the Council, Committees and Community Boards provide advice on Standing Orders to elected members in the political meeting environment.

This workshop will also be of interest to reporting staff and senior staff that support political meetings.

This is an opportunity to explore the “ins and outs” of Standing Orders and to hear about recent updates that have come from recent reviews of Standing Orders.

Course details:

Time:                  9.15am – 3.15pm (course proper starts at 930am)

Date:                  Tuesday 21 April 2020

Venue:                West Plaza Hotel

Wakefield Street, Wellington

Catering:            Morning tea and lunch will be provided

Registration:       Refer separate registration form

Course fee:         $550.00 + GST per person ($632.50 including GST)

Registrations close on Friday 10 April 2020


The brochure is available by clicking the link here 2020 Standing Orders brochure 21042020 (002)

The registration is available by clicking the link here 2020 SO April 21 2020 registration form