SOLGM's How Local Government Works webinar course is designed as an introduction to local government for new employees, specifically new managers and staff involved in planning, policy and financial management roles or staff invovled with elected members, such as committee advisors.
This course is aimed at new employees with less than 6 months experience but past attendees with longer service (6 - 18 months) have also found this course useful.
The series is delivered as a weekly Webinar for 5 weeks, saving on staff time and travel. The Webinars are interactive, allowing you to learn from and ask questions of local government experts and senior managers working in the sector.
SOLGM's comprehensive guide How Local Government Works: An Introduction for New Employees is provided to every course attendee and is a valuable resource for future reference.
The Webinar series and 100 page guide covers:
- An introduction to Local Government
Download the SOLGM Webinar FAQ PDF for more information on how to take part in a Webinar
Previous course feedback
"Course content was specific, factual, to the point, well facilitated and great use of experts to deliver content. The combination of workbook and presentation worked well. These webinars were the most interactive that I have attended. The use of polls, question time, etc made them feel more inclusive than some face to face courses I’ve attended."
"Course met its objectives as a high level overview suitable to staff new to the sector."
"Raymond has a real talent for making some quite dry subjects interesting and presents with such passion and enthusiasm (and) provides such a wealth of knowledge and expertise across all Local Government topic areas. The examples provided are particularly useful to provide context."
"Content spread was well thought out and there was plenty of time to ask questions if anything was not covered."
"A great method for learning. Saves time, money, and is better for the environment than travelling to attend the presentations."
"It was also handy having the recordings to refer back to if needed. A really good way of doing a seminar."
"I’m finding the webinar series a really good form of training actually, getting bite-sized chunks of information with time before and after to read and digest the topic. Its great not having any travel time or costs either. Well done!"