SOLGM’s ‘LG How Local Government Works®’ programme is a fantastic online suite of e-learning courses aimed at introducing both new and existing employees to the legislative environment of local government.

The programme comprises six e-learning courses, covering a variety of topics and providing an understanding of what makes local government different from any other sector.

There’s something for everyone, as the programme has been specifically designed in such a way that it can form part of a standard council induction programme for all staff, regardless of their role, location or area of expertise. The programme is also beneficial for those moving to a new role in a different area of local government.

The programme comprises six parts:

Part 1: An introduction to the local government sector

Part 2: Governance

Part 3: Working together

Part 4: Planning and accountability

Part 5: Regulation and compliance

Part 6: Financial management and funding

View the programme outline here


To view the programme information sheet click the image below:


To enrol in the programme click the start button below:


To subscribe or for more information about the programme please contact:

E: samantha.morris@solgm.org.nz