2020 Standing Orders workshop Tuesday 25 August 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 25 August 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 7 August 2020

To book a room at the West Plaza:

Email:  reservations@westplaza.co.nz

Quote “MAGS Standing Orders”

Room only rate: $125.00 NZD per night inclusive of GST & unlimited WIFI

Or

Room & Breakfast for 1 person: $150.00 NZD per night inclusive of GST & unlimited WIFI

24-hour cancellation policy

Car parking: $25 per night & can be organised on arrival, 1.8 metre height restriction

 

The brochure is available by clicking the link here 20200825 Standing Orders brochure 2020

The registration is available by clicking the link here 2020 SO August SO’s registration form_

 

2020 Taking Notes Creating Minutes Workshop 31 August 2020 Hamilton

This workshop provides practical, interactive, and in-depth training on effective note-taking leading to the formation of quality and accurate minutes.

The workshop outcomes include:

  • Identify the link between effective note taking and development of the formal minute’s document;
  • Demonstrate capability on how to follow the proceedings of a meeting so that you know what notes to take;
  • Capability to use tools, techniques, and strategies to take effective notes and turn those notes into quality minutes;
  • Confidence in the professional administrative role of the person responsible for the minutes of a meeting; and
  • Understanding of the roles that are present in meetings and how to support those roles e.g. the chairperson.

Who should attend?

  • Governance Professionals / Committee Advisors
  • Executive Assistants / Personal Assistants
  • Staff responsible for producing minutes – staff meetings, project team meetings, public meetings etc.

Time:                  10.30am – 3.00pm

Date:                  Monday 31 August 2020

Venue:                TBC – Hamilton

Click here for the course brochure 20200831 Taking Notes Creating Minutes brochure Waikato

Click here for the registration form 20200831 Minutes registration form Waikato

2020 District Licencing Committee workshop 2 September 2020 Manawatu

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (SSAA) introduced significant new responsibilities for local government. This workshop will provide members and support staff for District Licensing Committee an overview of the Act and the systems and processes that a Committee follows including the process in which meetings of the committee are undertaken.

Who should attend?

  • Members of District Licencing Committee’s
  • Committee Support staff e.g. Governance Advisor
  • Secretary of the District Licensing Committee (statutory secretary under the Act)
  • Licencing Inspectors

Time:                  900am – 100pm

Date:                  Wednesday 2 September 2020

Venue:                Manawatu Room, Manawatu DC, 135 Manchester Street, Feilding

Click here for the course brochure 20200902 Manawatu DLC workshop brochure

Click here for the registration form 20200902 Registration form DLC Manawatu

 

2020 New Governance Professionals Introductory Course 8 & 9 September 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.

This two-day course will be held as follows:

Day One – Tuesday 8 September 2020

9:15 AM – 4:30 PM

Day Two – Wednesday 9 September 2020

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Venue – West Plaza Hotel, Wakefield Street, Wellington

Registrations close on Friday 28 August 2020

Course fee – $900.00 plus GST $135.00 = $1035.00

Brochure click here 2020 New Governance Professionals Symposium September 2020

Registration form click here 2020 New Gov Profs registration form 89 September 2020

 

2020 District Licencing Committee workshop 23 September 2020 Hastings

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (SSAA) introduced significant new responsibilities for local government. This workshop will provide members and support staff for District Licensing Committee an overview of the Act and the systems and processes that a Committee follows including the process in which meetings of the committee are undertaken.

Who should attend?

  • Members of District Licencing Committee’s
  • Committee Support staff e.g. Governance Advisor
  • Secretary of the District Licensing Committee (statutory secretary under the Act)
  • Licencing Inspectors

Time:                 900am – 100pm

Date:                 Wednesday 23 September 2020

Venue:               Hastings District Council, 207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings 4122

Click here for the course brochure 20200923 Hastings DLC workshop brochure

Click here for the registration form 20200923 Hastings DLC registration form

 

2020 Taking Notes Creating Minutes Workshop 14 October 2020 Queenstown

This workshop provides practical, interactive, and in-depth training on effective note-taking leading to the formation of quality and accurate minutes.

The workshop outcomes include:

  • Identify the link between effective note taking and development of the formal minute’s document;
  • Demonstrate capability on how to follow the proceedings of a meeting so that you know what notes to take;
  • Capability to use tools, techniques, and strategies to take effective notes and turn those notes into quality minutes;
  • Confidence in the professional administrative role of the person responsible for the minutes of a meeting; and
  • Understanding of the roles that are present in meetings and how to support those roles e.g. the chairperson.

Who should attend?

  • Governance Professionals / Committee Advisors
  • Executive Assistants / Personal Assistants
  • Staff responsible for producing minutes – staff meetings, project team meetings, public meetings etc.

Time:                  900am – 100pm

Date:                  Wednesday 14 October 2020

Venue:                TBC – Queenstown

Click here for the course brochure 20201014 Taking Notes Creating Minutes brochure Queenstown

Click here for the registration form 20201014 Minutes registration form Queenstown

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.