Election Period Workshop Series 

Elections 2024: Preparing for Caretaker Mode
About the Workshop

This limited-run offering helps officers navigate the 2024 local government elections slated for October.   
With local governments needing to implement election period or ‘caretaker’ policies, the half-day workshop helps officers understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to and during the transition.
Learn what needs to be prepared now to meet election period obligations, from restrictions on major decisions to limits on communications including digital content, advertising, and social media.  
Understand the requirements for separating the organisation from the election process and the standards for maintaining the council’s reputation in the lead up to the election.  
Meet with officers with similar obligations across the sector and share policies, procedures, and ideas.
Designed for officers working across governance, media and communications, elected member support roles, this workshop has further learnings relevant to all officers preparing major events or openings for new assets, or any other significant major decision likely to be required between September and December 2024.

Upcoming Workshops


2024 In-Person:
Tue 23 April         9.15am – 12.45pm Greater Dandenong Council, Civic Centre; level 2, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong         Register Here 
Wed 24 April 
9.30am – 1.00pm        
 LGPro Offices, Docklands Register Here 
Tue 7 May
9.00am – 12.30pm
 Kernot Hall, Cnr Princes Drive and Monash Way, Morwell Register Here 
Thu 9 May
9.30am – 1.00pm 
 LGPro Offices, Docklands Register Here 


2024 Online:
 Mon 29 April 
1.00pm – 4.30pm
Online
 Fully Booked
Tues 14 May
9.30am - 1pm
Online Register Here
 Fri 17 May
9.15am – 12.45pm
Online Fully Booked

 

Your Facilitators

Tim Tamlin

Tim’s Local Government career commenced when he moved from being the General Manager for a civil contracting company and joined the City of Greater Dandenong as the manager of the Depot and outdoor staff. 
Tim went on to be the Director of Engineering Services at the City of Greater Dandenong before joining the South Gippsland Shire Council as the Chief Executive Officer for a 10 year period.  Recently Tim has completed two short-term contracts with the City of Kingston and the Campaspe Shire Council as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. 
Tim’s passion is for working with people to create happy and engaging work environments and finding opportunities for communities to thrive. 

June Strutt

June has a heart for governance excellence, and passion for Local Government which is reflected in a 44-year career spanning leadership of parks and gardens, customer service, records management, open space/environmental parks planning, risk management, team and service development, corporate services, internal auditing, governance, and corporate planning. Drawing on her broad local government experience, and learnings from her Master's in Business Administration, she has delivered stronger good governance and strategic corporate planning in Local Government.

   

Course Details

  • ONLINE
    Duration:
     3.5 hours
    Price*: $280 (inc. GST) for non-members / $230 (incl. GST) for LGPro members
  • FACE TO FACE
    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Price*: $300 (inc. GST) for non-members / $250 (inc. GST) for LGPro members

*Prices are valid until 30 June 2024

Member prices are valid for the following individual LGPro Memberships:  LGPro Fellow, Professional & Young Professional Members.

More information

For further information email [email protected] or phone (03) 9268 6400

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Our Election Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to, and during this period.

When: April 23, 2024
Where: Dandenong, VIC
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Our Election Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to, and during this period.

When: April 24, 2024
Where: DOCKLANDS, VIC
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Our Election Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to, and during this period.

When: April 29, 2024
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Our Election Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to, and during this period.

When: May 7, 2024
Where: Morwell, VIC
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Our Election Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to, and during this period.

When: May 9, 2024
Where: DOCKLANDS, VIC
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Our Election Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to, and during this period.

When: May 14, 2024
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Our Election Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively in the lead up to, and during this period.

When: May 17, 2024
Cancellation Policy: LGPro is a member association and all money generated is used to develop quality professional development activities and services. Our events and programs are budgeted on a minimum number of attendees so providing us with sufficient notice regarding non-attendance is imperative to the success of all our events. Where a substitute delegate cannot be appointed, the following will apply for any cancellations:

7+ days prior the workshop: full refund and/or transfer available
6 days prior the workshop: no refund available, however substitute participants are welcome.
A substitute delegate is encouraged to attend in place of a cancellation.

All cancellations and substitutes must be received in writing by LGPro.
* Transfers to the next available program intake are subject to any applicable fee increases.

LGPro's full cancellation policy.