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Stand for Council - What skills do you need?

Introduction by Dr Katrena Stephenson CEO, Local Government Association Tasmania

Some of the skills that will help are:

  • knowledge of your local community.
  • being a good listener and communicator.
  • able to make decisions objectively.
  • good time management.
  • teamwork, conflict resolution and negotiation experience.
  • literacy skills (for legislation, reports for meetings, planning applications).  

Some of the personal qualities which will help are:

  • impartiality and objectivity.
  • an analytical approach.
  • strong ethics and a high regard for transparency.
  • assertiveness without aggression.
  • commitment to self-reflection, learning and change.
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