This online forum, delivered over four modules, will explore how we managed during COVID-19, how to manage risk in LGOIMA, legislation changes for central and local government and an interview with one of our new young councillors.

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Governance Professionals Forum 2020: Governance in a Changing World.

This online forum will explore how Governance Professionals have managed “Governance in a changing world” whilst operating in a COVID-19 environment.

Our expert panelists will consider the challenges and opportunities faced during the pandemic and how the councils' governance managed their way through a state of emergency.

The digital forum will also look at aspects of legislation and the impact on governance, topical aspects of LGOIMA such as how to prepare for an Ombudsman's investigation and when to go "public excluded", how to raise the quality of committee advisor advice and an interview with one of our new young councillors, Toi Iti from BOPRC. We are now focusing on recovery and the role local government and the governance teams in particular can play in supporting the development of a sustainable, inclusive and resilient plans for the future.

A virtual forum of recorded and live sessions between 27 July to 14 August 2020 for:

  • governance or democracy services managers and staff
  • executive secretaries and assistants with responsibility for committee support
  • those responsible for LGOIMA requests
  • those responsible for storage and retrieval of information

This event is open to local government employees, and employees of council controlled organisations.

The cost for this event is $450+GST per council.

The link for session one will be sent out to all registered participants to share within their council on Friday 24th July.

Programme

Download pdf programme here


Monday 27th July 2020

Session one: Governance in a Virtual World

11.00am Welcome from the Chair
David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

11.05am Introduction to LG Hub
David Chapman

11.10am Governance in a virtual world
Jonathan Salter, Simpson Grierson

11.30am Infocouncil - Governance Reporting with Power BI
Nicholas Szentkuti

11.35am Covid-19 Stories from the Front Line
Clive Manley, Chief Executive, Ruapehu District Council
Angela Jane, Manager Strategic Planning, Masterton District Council
Jo Daly, Council Secretary, Christchurch City Council
Yvonne Tatton, Governance Manager, Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Becca Brooke, Governance Manager, Hamilton City Council

12.35pm Summing up of Session one
David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

12.40pm End of session one




Wednesday 29th July 2020

Session two: LGOIMA

11.00am Welcome from the Chair
David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

11.05am Infocouncil - Supporting good governance at Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Bob Watson, Infocouncil

11.20am How to prepare for an Ombudsman's investigation
Francis Ryan, Manager Democratic Services, Greater Wellington Regional Council

    11.40am LGOIMA - managing risk

    • Triage of requests
    • Making decisions to escalate

    Alica Thurston, Corporate Information Manager, Hutt City Council
    Kathryn McLean, Simpson Grierson

    12.00pm When to go "Public excluded"
    Kathryn McLean, Simpson Grierson

      12.20pm Pro-active release

      • Leadership and culture
      • LGOIMA policy

      Mary Birch, Governance and Support Manager, Nelson City Council
      Kathryn McLean, Simpson Grierson

      12.40pm Question & Answer Session

      12.45pm Summing up of session two
      David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

      12.50pm End of session two

      Monday 3rd August 2020

      Session three: Governance

      11.00am Welcome from the chair
      David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

      11.05am Governance Group Session - How to raise the quality of committee advisor advice

      • Council Reports - Jo Miller, Chief Executive, Hutt City Council
      • Making council meetings more effective - Clare Sullivan, Principal Governance Advisor, Dunedin City Council
      • Managing submissions and public participation - Rick Dunn, Governance Lead, Rotorua Lakes Council
      • A Regional Perspective - Yvonne Tatton, Governance Manager, Bay of Plenty Regional Council
      • Question & Answer Session

      11.50am Public Records Act and Digital Storage

      • A case study on going paperless - Matt Boult, Governance Process Specialist, Christchurch City Council
      • A Q&A session on how Christchurch City deploys LG Hub - Matt Boult, Governance Process Specialist, Christchurch City Council & David Chapman, LG Hub
      • Public Records Act and Digital Storage - Lesley Officer, IM Project Lead, ALGIM

      12.35pm Summing up the day

      12.35pm Summing up of session three
      David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

      12.40pm End of session three


      Monday 10th August

      Session four: New Legislation & 2019 Inductions

      11.00am Welcome from the chair
      David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

      11.05am New Legislation: changes for central government and local government

      1. COVID-19 AOG response - Michael Lovett, Acting Deputy Cheif Executive, Central/Local Government Partnerships Group, DIA
      2. Local body elections - Amanda Shaw, Principal Policy Analyst, DIA
      3. Environment and RMA - Sarah Scott, Simpson Grierson
      4. A round up of local government legislation - Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, SOLGM

      11.45am Question and Answer Session

      11.50am Governance Quiz based on the Mandatory Register

      12.05pm 2019 Inductions: A Case Study
      Toi Iti, Councillor Bay of Plenty Regional Council

      12.40pm Summing up the day and the whole forum
      David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

      1.00pm End of forum


        Presenters

        David Ward
        Chief Executive Read Profile
        Jonathan Salter
        Partner, Simpson Grierson Read Profile
        Kathryn McLean
        Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson Read Profile
        Jo Miller
        Chief Executive, Hutt City Council Read Profile
        Clive Manley
        Chief Executive, Ruapehu District Council Read Profile
        Toi Iti
        Councillor, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Read Profile
        Yvonne Tatton
        Governance Manager, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Read Profile
        Francis Ryan
        Manager Democratic Services Read Profile
        Clare Sullivan
        Team Leader Civic Read Profile
        Rick Dunn
        Governance Lead Read Profile
        Matthew Boult
        Read Profile
        Lesley Officer
        Read Profile
        Alice Thurston
        Information Manager, Hutt City Council Read Profile
        Angela Jane
        Manager Strategic Planning, Masterton District Council Read Profile
        Jo Daly
        Council Secretary and Electoral Officer Read Profile
        Mary Birch
        Manager Governance & Support Services Read Profile
        Becca Brooke
        Governance Manager, Hamilton City Council Read Profile
        Raymond Horan
        Chief Advisor, SOLGM Read Profile
        Sarah Scott
        Partner - Simpson Grierson Read Profile