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The workshops will be covering high-level, nationally relevant issues affecting the local government sector, as well as covering crucial high-level introductions to key areas such as governance, strategy and the role of an elected member. This workshop does not get into the nitty-gritty of technical knowledge required for the role as this is covered elsewhere in the induction framework, specifically for those who need to learn these points. Instead, it supports elected members to start their good governance tasks by making effective decisions together for the benefit of their communities. 

NOTE: These induction workshops are not suitable for community board members. Additional half-day workshops will be run concurrently at some locations for community board members - see link here.

Details will be coming soon about that.

Workshop purpose

To introduce elected members to their local government role, their key support networks and start the development journey towards being an effective community representative.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • identified local governments role and the key issues it faces;
  • defined your new role and the skills and knowledge required to succeed;
  • differentiated between governance and management focuses;
  • planned future actions by considering local government issues governors will face;
  • prepared for your emergency management role;
  • identified support systems for the upcoming tasks; and
  • outlined next steps for your effective community contributions.

For the broader context of where these induction workshops fit in the wider governance development programme, Click here for our 2019 Elected Member Induction Prospectus





Tuesday 5th November


Chartered Accountants House, 50 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

Thursday 7th November


Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

Monday 11th November

Palmerston North

Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North

Tuesday 12th November


RSA, 22 Sewell Street, Hokitika

Wednesday 13th November


Tai Tapu Community Centre, 722 Old Tai Tapu Road (within Rhodes Park).

Thursday 14th November


Timaru District Council, 2 King George Place, Timaru Central

Friday 15th November


Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua

Monday 18th November


Nelson City Council, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Tuesday 19th November


Wintec City Campus, Tristram Street, Hamilton 

Wednesday 20th November


Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Ave, Tauranga

Tuesday 26th November


Environment Southland Regional Council, Cnr North Road & Price Street, Waikiwi, Invercargill

Friday 29th November

New Plymouth

New Plymouth District Council, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth

Tuesday 3rd December


Northland Events Centre, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei

Thursday 5th December


Dunedin City Council, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin


Each day will begin with coffee on arrival from 9.30 am.

The workshop will begin at 10 am sharp and finish at 4 pm.


$550+GST per person

Booking details

Numbers will be limited to ensure the best experience for everyone attending.

In order to pre-book, please indicate likely attendance numbers to Raquel Brandt-Partridge on raquel.brandt-partridge@lgnz.co.nz as soon as possible to secure your spots.

Cancellation Policy

Please note our cancellation policy.

Date updated: 11 November 2019