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Elected Members Professional Development Weekend

Event Type Workshop
Event Focus Training Course
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price $473 (GST incl.) (Full 2 day Program and Dinner)
Dates 29/02/2020 to 01/03/2020
Start Time 10.15am
End Time 2.00pm
Location City Park Grand Hotel Clarion
22 Tamar Street
Launceston TAS 7250

Tasmanian Elected Members are invited to the 2020 Elected Members' Professional Development Weekend which will be held at City Park Grand Clarion, Launceston. The weekend is a valuable networking and professional development opportunity to assist Elected Members to make the most of their role in Local Government.

LGAT has secured some highly regarded and engaging presenters for the weekend covering topics including:

  • Resilience, Mental Health and Bullying – Being an Elected Member can be stressful with increasing workloads, public scrutiny, criticism and online and offline bullying.  Elected Members also have to manage sometimes challenging relationships across a broad array of stakeholders. In this session participants will identify factors that increase personal resilience and promote positive mental health and examine bullying.
  • Conflict of Interest - The Integrity Commission will host a workshop on conflict of interest – this will include real-life scenarios, processes and management strategies for making difficult decisions, and where to receive advice and support. Elected Members will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and workshop solutions.
  • Health and Safety Legislation for Councillors – Edge Legal will provide an overview of councillors legislative obligations across a range of health and safety issues including: bullying, sexual harassment, conflicts of interest breaches, victimisation and other legal claims.
  • Understanding Financial Reports for Local Government - The workshop is based on CPA Australia’s recently released A guide to understanding the financial reports of Local Governments, developed to assist a range of stakeholders, including Councillors, in better understanding the accounting and regulatory aspects of Local Government financial reporting. 
  • Local Government Division Update – An update from the division and introducing Mr Craig Limkin, Deputy Secretary Policy & Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • LGAT Policy Update



Registrations must be made at Eventbrite here Costs are:

  • Full 2-day Program & Dinner $473 (GST incl.)
  • Full 2-day Program (excluding dinner) $374 (GST incl.)
  • Day One only (includes Program & lunch) $225.50 (GST incl.)
  • Day Two only (includes Program & lunch) $176 (GST incl.)
  • Partner Attendance at Dinner $99 (GST incl.)


NOTE: Prices do NOT include the cost of accommodation.
The Bass Strait Subsidy is available on application.



For those requiring accommodation this must be booked direct with providers. LGAT has secured special rates. For further information please view the attached flyer.

For further information on this event please view the attached flyer here. 

Workshop Cancellation Policy

If you register and are unable to attend, a substitute participant is welcome. If a substitute cannot be found, there will be no charge if you notify us in writing by Friday 21 February 2020.  Cancellation notices must be forwarded to If no cancellation notice is received, full payment will apply. LGAT is unable to accept responsibility for cancellation charges for accommodation.


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