Writing for Influence in Local Government

About the course


Report writing skills are important for anyone wanting a successful career in Local Government. Better decisions can be made more promptly when reports are of a high standard.

There is a clear link between the planning that goes into a Council report and the ease of implementation of the resulting Council resolution. Good reports contribute to higher trust between Councillors, the community and staff.

Writing for Influence in Local Government is a course designed to raise the standard of report writing by helping those who write or authorise council reports and correspondence to:

  • develop understanding of context including political awareness; and
  • populate documents with information that is relevant and orderly; and
  • write reports and correspondence by better understanding elements of informed decision making to enable better decisions and value for our communities.

 



Your Facilitators 

  • Melanie Fleer

Melanie has worked in Victorian local government for over 20 years, including 15 years in leadership roles spanning the areas of communications, governance, legal, marketing, risk, property and customer service. She holds a Bachelors in Public Relations, and Graduate Diploma in Group Facilitation. Melanie has worked at Brimbank City Council Maribyrnong and Darebin councils. Melanie now works as a governance consultant to the government sector.

  • Chris Eddy 

Chris is an enthusiastic and experienced executive with more than 30 years of management experience in the private and public sectors, including 18 years as a senior Local Government executive. As CEO at Hobsons Bay from 2012 to 2018, Chris led the organisation through a time of great sectoral change including the introduction of rate capping. Chris continues to be very involved within the sector; active across a number of organisations, including recently as the Interim CEO at LGPro.



Registrations are OPEN for 2021

 
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This online workshop provides those who write or authorise Council reports with the skills necessary to report effectively.

When: August 25, 2021
Where: Online
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This online workshop provides those who write or authorise Council reports with the skills necessary to report effectively.

When: November 17, 2021

More information

For further information email pd@lgpro.com or phone (03) 9268 6408