This category will hold all the new updated courses for 2017, post theme update.

Meeting Procedures and Debating clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the Presiding Member, Council Members and the Administration, in preparing for and participating in Council and Committee Meetings.

This comprehensive course contains all of the information needed to effectively participate in both formal and informal meetings of the Local Government.

Participants will gain an appreciation of Meeting Procedures and an understanding of the tools and strategies used by the Presiding Member to run efficient, effective and lawful meetings.

A range of helpful tools and ‘cheat sheets’ have been created to help participants better fulfil their role, such as a “Dealing with an Officer Recommendation” checklist and a “Point of Order” flowchart.

Powerful debating techniques and strategies are discussed, giving participants the tools required to improve their confidence in public speaking and enhancing their ability to influence fellow Council or Committee Members.