Please note due to COVID-19 this course has been postponed until 2021. New dates to be announced shortly!

The Governance in Local Government Intensive Course has been developed to enhance the governance knowledge and skills of professionals working in the local government sector.

The course provides a deep understanding of the governance function within NSW councils. Led by industry experts in the field of governance, case studies and real life scenarios are drawn on in the practical sessions to enable delegates to return to work with the skills they need to aptly monitor and guide the governance function of their council.

Content Covered

During this five day intensive course we will cover:

  • The Role of the Office of Local Government
  • Corruption Prevention for Managers
  • Risk Management, Internal Controls and Internal Audit
  • Governance and Probity and Corruption Prevention in Council Planning Process
  • Governance and Probity in Procurement and Tendering
  • Information Management, Record Keeping and Privacy
  • Effective Decision Making Processes
  • The Role of the NSW Ombudsman and Complaints Management
  • Public Interest Disclosures and Investigations
  • Whose Role is it Anyway?
  • Application of the Model Code of Conduct
  • Gifts? Benefits? Or Culture?
  • A Day in the Life of a NSW Local Government Governance Professional

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