Professional Development Events Calendar (not currently working) - please see dates below the calendar

Click on the workshop of interest on our calendar above and it will take you through to online registration and more details of price and location.

Take a look at all of our current training offerings for here

Or view our CouncilMARK Series training options here

2020 Workshops

COVID-19 Update:

<During this difficult and challenging time, our normal workshops will not be running as planned.  However, EquiP are well placed to deliver digital and virtual solutions when we are ready for them.  We are working on this right now and are already in a position to help wherever we can.  If you have something you think EquiP can help you with, please email us at and we will do everything we can to support you all during this time.>

We are in the process of scheduling workshops for 2020 - so check back for updates! Or email EquiP if there is anything in particular you are interested in as we would love to hear from you. See further below for available workshops and how you can register interest. 

Please be aware that all workshops are confirmed only once minimum numbers are reached, and if for any reason these numbers are not reached, the date may be rescheduled.  For this reason, please do not book any travel until your place on your chosen workshop has been confirmed.

Public (open to all councils) Workshops currently available:

Wednesday 1st April - Hawkes Bay Chairing Practice - find out more and register here

Friday 17th April - Mayor’s Practical Reflection Workshop – Wellington – find out more details here. CANCELLED

Tuesday 30th June - Ashburton - RMA - What Elected Members Need to Know - register here.

We are also currently seeking interest from councils interested in hosting workshops (either in-house or open to other councils) in the following areas:

Chairing Practice


Governance - Theory and Practice

Management and Governance (includes Governors as Employers)

Communicating with Influence - On and Offline

Maximising Meetings and Effective Debating

Engaging Your Community  


In-House Council Workshops

At EquiP, we aim to be flexible to your needs and will create and deliver what is in demand. The in-house workshops listed above are only a sample of what we offer in this space. If you have any requests or suggestions for in-house workshops, we will provide customised solutions to help you achieve excellence. Please contact us here if your council is interested in hosting a workshop.  

Leadership and Governance Programme (a series of in-house council workshops)

To find out more about Equip's Leadership and Governance programme, click here:

How to book:

For all registrations simply email EquiP OR you can register online now as well! If you are interested in hosting a workshop or holding one in-house, contact us at We send out campaign emails as workshops are confirmed and then you can register directly via Eventbrite (and pay by credit card or invoice). 

What else is coming?

We are always interested in hearing what development needs you have, so please contact EquiP if you think we're missing any essential learning activities in our calendar.

Cancellation policy

We understand that cancellations or schedule changes are sometimes inevitable and to help us provide you with the best service please click here.

All of our workshops rely on sufficient registrations of interest to be received in order to proceed. Please note that your registration once submitted is not automatically a guarantee that you will be confirmed to attend this workshop.  A confirmation email will be sent once our minimum numbers have been met and the workshop is confirmed to proceed.  Please do not make any travel arrangements until you are confirmed to attend this workshop.

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