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Learning & support
Helping you succeed in your local government career with expert advice and timely learning opportunities.
It’s an amazing privilege to serve on council/kaunihera, but it can be tough going. That’s why our programme of learning, development and support has been specifically designed to assist through every experience.
We offer capability building in two ways. First, through individual learning and development opportunities for elected members (mayors, chairs, councillors, community and local board members). And secondly, we support building the capability of councils as a whole through our CouncilMARK programme.
Designed by and with local government, Ākona is our learning and development programme for elected members.
Building your skills starts with a plan, that’s where our capability framework comes in.
Ākona Advisory Group
A learning and development programme built for you, with guidance from your most experienced elected members and council staff.
The ‘all you need to know’ guides for how to be an effective elected member, Mayor or Chair.
Discover how CouncilMark can help your council identify areas for improvement and make a plan to get there.
Get help & support
We understand the challenges faced by elected members and are here to support you every step of the way.