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  • Jo Forward, Christchurch City Council

    Extremely helpful and informative workshop. Anybody involved in consultation should definitely attend.

  • Clair Higginson, Elected Member, Central Otago DC

    The workshop was fresh and concise. The complementary skills of the presenters allowed participants to view issues from differing perspectives, enhancing the learning process.

  • Sarah Walters, Deputy Mayor, Selwyn District Council

    I would strongly encourage all elected members to undertake this media training early in their term as it is so beneficial for them and for the communities they represent.

  • Toni Millar, Elected Member, Auckland Council

    A most useful course, presented in a clear and meaningful manner. Some councils could vastly improve their Asset Management reporting (and) improve elected representative decision making.

  • Bonita Bigham, Elected Member, South Taranaki District Council

    As a number-phobe and total spreadsheet hater, I found Phil's presentation really helpful. He is a fountain of knowledge and full of examples that are relevant and appropriate. Thanks.

  • Neil Volzke, Mayor, Stratford District Council

    A great help to understand the complexities of the RMA. Good information for answering the many concerns of our rate payers.

  • Simon Friar, Deputy Chair, Waikato Regional Council

    Presentation exceeded my expectations. Very relevant and interesting. Applicable to both new and experienced councillors.

  • Linda Cole, Community Board Member, Waikato

    Recommended without reservation for all aspects of local government/council – refreshing, clear and precise delivery – empowering!

  • Nick Leggett, Mayor, Porirua City Council

    This has been the best training workshop I have been involved in after over a decade in local government. It would be helpful for this training to be available to our whole council.

  • Philip King, Taupo Harbourmaster, Department of Internal Affairs

    A great course with high quality presenters - it clarified a lot of questions for me and leaves me hungry to learn and understand more.

  • Greg Simmonds, Tauranga City Council

    An excellent practical workshop targeted to the specific needs of local government.

  • Gail Collingwood, Elected Member, Nelson City Council

    Yes this is an interesting and practical workshop and most useful for all councillors and mayors regardless of their level of participation int he actual process.

  • Paul Casson, Chief Executive, Venture Southland

    An extremely useful workshop delivering current economic updates and examples of collaboration, economic leadership; and providing a greater understanding on how civic leadership can encourage economic growth.

  • Tim Baker, Community Board Member, Christchurch City Council

    The whole day was full of very good information. I have learnt a lot and will remember a lot. Great speaker. Very helpful. More please.