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

Jo Forward, Christchurch City Council

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

Clair Higginson, Elected Member, Central Otago DC

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.

Sarah Walters, Deputy Mayor, Selwyn District 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.

Toni Millar, Elected Member, Auckland 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.

Bonita Bigham, Elected Member, South Taranaki District Council

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

Neil Volzke, Mayor, Stratford District Council

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

Simon Friar, Deputy Chair, Waikato Regional Council

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

Linda Cole, Community Board Member, Waikato

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.

Nick Leggett, Mayor, Porirua City Council

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

Philip King, Taupo Harbourmaster, Department of Internal Affairs

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

Greg Simmonds, Tauranga 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.

Gail Collingwood, Elected Member, Nelson City Council

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.

Paul Casson, Chief Executive, Venture Southland

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.

Tim Baker, Community Board Member, Christchurch City Council