Governance Member Network Forum

Governance Member Network Forum


With the upcoming elections approaching, it is crucial for Governance Professionals to provide support and engagement to the elected members, both in the pre-election phase and in establishing an enriching onboarding experience. Join us at the Governance Member Network Forum scheduled for Thursday, 23 November, where we will delve into enhancing current procedures and aiding potential elected members throughout the election process.

We will delve into what pre-candidate information should be shared with individuals running for election, as well as with confirmed candidates. We'll emphasize the essential awareness needed while campaigning and strategize proactive measures to share key information, thereby mitigating potential challenging discussions in the future. Additionally, we'll explore effective methods to sustain engagement with elected members during the induction and onboarding phase. This includes comprehensive coverage of policies, rules, and regulations while fostering active involvement and cultivating positive, collaborative relationships with council professionals.

Our program features engaging sessions and the chance to network with fellow industry leaders who share your passion for effective governance.  


9.00AM - Registration and networking

10.00AM - Forum Welcome

10.15AM -Association Update

10.30AM -Candidate Information Session

11.45AM - Break

12.15PM -Councillor Engagement

1.00PM - Lunch

1.45PM - Councillor Induction

3.00PM - Break

3.20PM - Upcoming Submissions and Hot Topics

3.50PM -Close

There is the potential to tour of the venue, please mention to staff if you are interested.

Note - There are approx. 20 parking spaces available under Building A (closed carpark the council shares with West Tigers - where the rooms are located), free on street parking and free 3hr parking under Building B (open carpark under the gym.) In addition to these we are trying to get more spaces under Building A for the day which will assist.



Thursday, 23 November 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Complimentary for Members
Concord Oval, Building A (Level 1)
Canadian Exiles Room
Corner of Gipps & Loftus Street
Concord 2137