The recent challenges NSW councils have had to face in the past year: bushfires, floods and now COVID 19, have put an enormous strain on resources. Every department has had to trim expenses and make changes in response, to remain viable and productive. Changes often see team members taking on additional roles and responsibilities, working autonomously and flexibly as work priorities change. The training and development of staff is often put to the side, due to the time and expense, leaving employees to take initiative, even when they may not feel they are equipped to do so.  

LG Professionals NSW, has created several short courses, designed to develop key skills so employees can continue to grow professionally, while minimising the expenses associated with training.

The online modules are interactive, and participant numbers capped to allow interaction with the facilitator. Modules will require pre work to be completed, to develop and enhance the ability to work autonomously and gain the most out of the short sessions. Courses include online handout material for participants, and post course inspirations to foster a culture of continued development. As this is training delivered online, participants will be engaging with other council employees from around the state, and sharing ideas and thoughts to improve their department, not watching passively as a passenger of the course.

Courses will be for a maximum 3-hour duration and participants will need to have access to a laptop or computer with a microphone, webcam, and be connected to the internet, as they will be interacting with other participants.
 

Courses available online:

Who should attend?

These courses are open to anyone working in the local government sector, and will be of interest to motivated and engaged employees to leaders wanting to refine their skills.

Benefits for council

Council benefits from having skilled staff and leaders, engaging in their professional development in a forum that reduces the cost and time impact, on resourcing, and provide options for the types of course council offer their employees.  

Training delivered online courses are in addition to the face to face programs and courses LG Professionals NSW, will continue to offer.  

Investment

LG Professionals, NSW Member: $285
Non Member $395

Capability framework

The capability framework describes the core capabilities and behaviours required of public sector employees, across all occupational groups. It provides a common foundation for creating roles, managing performance, development and career planning. Additional information can be found at: https://www.lgnsw. org.au/key-initiatives/ capability-framework

Participants who complete any training delivered online modules, will fulfil the requirements of the Intermediate Descriptor Level. The Intermediate descriptor level is aimed at team members and supervisors wishing to develop their career.