This year’s Forum focuses on assisting newly elected members with the decision-making process post-elections, including what Governance Professionals can do to support a new CEO, inductions, and how to support a new Mayor/Chair. With a host of workshop options to choose from, you can tailor your Forum to suit your needs and interests.

  • 29 Jul 2019-30 Jul 2019
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Sudima Hotel, Christchurch Airport , New Zealand
  • 890.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 1,010.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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Overview

This year’s Forum focuses on assisting newly elected members with the decision-making process post-elections, including what Governance Professionals can do to support a new CEO, inductions, and how to support a new Mayor/Chair. With a host of workshop options to choose from, you can tailor your Forum to suit your needs and interests.

Topics on the agenda this year include:

  • What Governance Professionals can do to support a new CEO
  • What should I be telling a new Mayor/Chair?
  • Post-election inductions
  • Resolving issues under the Members Interests Act
  • Running inaugural meetings – different approaches
  • The Public Records Act update
  • How can we promote council to the community?
  • New remuneration and allowance rates
  • A case study on going digital at Taranaki Councils
  • and (of course) the latest on LGOIMA, and Members Interests Act.

We will have some table top discussion sessions:

  • developing a best practice template you can take away to use as advice to a new Mayor or Chief Executive post elections
  • orientation/induction ideas
  • what to have in your emergency kit

You will have a chance to suggest topics for our “World Cafe Session” on Day Two so please bring your suggestions!

Who should attend:

  • governance or democracy services managers and staff
  • executive secretaries and assistants with responsibility for committee support
  • council staff who work with local boards or community boards

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


Day One

9.30am Welcome from the Chair
David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

9.35am Ice breaker

9.50am What Governance Professionals can do to support a new CEO

Changing expectations of new Chief Executives who are new to the sector, their perspectives on the sector and internal processes with a focus on the democratic services area
Stuart Duncan, CEO, Waimate District Council

10.30am What should I be telling the new Mayor/Chair?

  • The tactics of timetabling
  • Inductions and the best way to get relevant information across
  • How to best establish new relationships during the induction process

Sam Broughton, Mayor, Selwyn District Council

11.10am Morning Tea

11.30am The LGNZ Post Election Induction Programmes
Jill Calogaras, Professional Development Manager, LGNZ

11.50am Audience discussion: Supporting the new Mayor/Chair and new CE

  • Ensuring elected members work as teams

Table-top discussion at tables and report back. We will develop a template for circulation and come back to this at end of Day 2.

12.30pm Lunch

1.15pm Case Study: LGOIMA Processes at Tasman DC – Working with the Ombudsman
Kate Redgrove, Executive Advisor, Tasman District Council

1.45pm Case study: Resolving Issues under the Members Interests Act
Angela Jane, Governance and Strategy Group Manager, Thames-Coromandel District Council

2.15pm Break out session rotation one

Choose one from:

  • Minute taking – Robyn Bennett, Teamlink
  • Members Interests Act Legal Update - Jonathan Salter, Partner, Simpson Grierson
  • How can we promote council to the community? Addressing the "them/us" divide - Dr Mike Reid, Principal Policy Advisor, LGNZ

2.40pm Break out session rotation two

Choose another session from the selection above

3.10pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm Break out rotation session three

Choose one from:

  • Running inaugural meetings – different approaches – David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council
  • LGOIMA Update – Jonathon Salter, Partner, Simpson Grierson
  • Co-governance - Mali Ahipene, Pou Tuhouo Tai-ranga-whenua, Community and Services, Waikato Regional Council

4.00pm Break out rotation four

Choose another session from the selection above

5.00pm A Word from our Sponsors - Infocouncil

5.15pm Summing Up

David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

5.20pm Networking Drinks

7.00pm Dinner – speaker Hamish Riach, CEO, Ashburton District Council

Day Two

9.00am Welcome to Day Two

David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council

9.05am New Remuneration and Allowance Rates

Hon Dame Fran Wilde, Chair, Remuneration Authority (via video link)

9.45am A Word from our Sponsors - LG Hub

10.15am Morning Tea

10.35am World Café Session

Delegates will have had the chance to suggest topics on Day One

Choose your discussion cafe:

  • Orientation/induction ideas
  • What to have in your emergency kit

Steering Group members will assist with this session

11.20am The Public Records Act

Archiving minute books and live streamed meetings
Anne Columbus, General Manager Corporate Services, Christchurch City Council

11.50am Case study: Going digital at Taranaki Councils
Julie Straka, Governance Lead, New Plymouth District Council & Becky Wolland, South Taranaki District Council

12.20pm Lunch

1.05pm What’s Coming Up from SOLGM?
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, SOLGM


1.35pm A review of template for advice to new Mayor and CE

2.10pm Working together as a Community to Promote Participation and Good Decisions in our Democracy

  • How Governance Professionals can encourage participation in our democracy
  • Understanding different decision-making styles and promoting good decisions
  • Working with the community
  • Promoting inspiring Leadership
  • Finding solutions
  • Looking after the Wellbeing of Governance Professionals

Josiah Tualamali'i, Chair of the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council Trust

    3.10pm Summing Up
    David Ward, Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council




    Presenters

    Josiah Tualamali’i
    Chair of the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council Trust Read Profile
    David Ward
    Chief Executive, Selwyn District Council Read Profile
    Raymond Horan
    Chief Advisor, SOLGM Read Profile
    Mike Reid
    Principal Advisor, Local Government New Zealand Read Profile