Register of Elected Member Training and Professional Development

Elected Members Training Register 2019/2020 Financial Year

Council is committed to the professional development of its elected members to assist in fulfilling their role as an elected Member.  Elected members have a unique and challenging role.

Section 5.126(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 states, each council member must complete training in accordance with regulations within 12 months of being elected to Council.  This applies to those members elected an an ordinary election and an extra-ordinary election.

Section 5.127(2) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 states, elected members must complete mandatory training titled 'Council Member Essentials' which consists of the following modules:
  1. Understanding Local Government;
  2. Serving on Council;
  3. Meeting Procedures;
  4. Conflicts of Interest; and
  5. Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets
A local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year. This report is to be published on the local government's website within one month after the end of the financial year.

Council's Policy 'Elected Members Appointments & Training - Standing Committees, Reference Groups, Boards and External Organisations' outlines the professional development training provided to elected members to enable them to undertake their functions.
Elected Member Training Program Date Attended/Completed Training Provider Cost ($) Location
Deputy Mayor Lara Kirkwood Serving on Council 4-5 November 2019 WALGA 900.00 WALGA Office
Meetings Procedures and Debating 7 November 2019 WALGA 475.00 WALGA Office
Dealing with Conflict 19 November 2019 WALGA 525.00 WALGA Office
Cr Phoebe Corke Understanding Local Government 3 November 2019 WALGA 195.00 eLearning
Conflict of Interest 3 November 2019 WALGA 195.00 eLearning
Meeting Procedures and Debating 3 November 2019 WALGA 195.00 eLearning
Serving on Council 13-14 November 2019 WALGA 900.00 WALGA Office
Cr Chamonix Terblanche Serving on Council 23-24 January 2020 WALGA 900.00 WALGA Office
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets 29 January 2020 WALGA 475.00 WALGA Office
CEO Performance Appraisals 15 June 2020 WALGA 450.00 Virtual Classroom (Online)
Cr Tom Widenbar Conflict of Interest 23 June 2020 WALGA 195.00 eLearning
Meeting Procedures and Debating 5 July 2020 WALGA 195.00 eLearning
Understanding Local Government 7 July 2020 WALGA 195.00 eLearning

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