LGNSW Learning and Development

This course is available via:


Interactive online
Remote learning tailored to your council


In-house face to face
Delivered at your council


Member calendar training
Either face-to-face or interactive online for individual participants


Learning and Development  

Phone: 02 9242 4000
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Course Dates
4 Apr 2023Register Now
26 Jun 2023Register Now

Consultative Committees

Rights, Roles & Responsibilities

Price: $693 incl GST
Duration: 9am-3.30pm

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Consultative Committees in the Local Government context.

The course is based on the requirements of the Local Government Act, the Local Government (State) Award and internationally accepted meeting procedures.

Note: Some pre-course reading is essential for this course.

Who should attend?
All managers and staff involved in Consultative Committees.


  • To refresh your understanding of the consultative process and agree on some protocols, if required, for your committee operations
  • Understand roles, rights and duties of the committee members and the decision-making process
  • To ensure correct processes both inside and outside the meeting room are followed
  • To apply effective communication skills and resolve conflict
  • To enable people involved in committees as a member and/or chairperson to identify ways of improving the effectiveness of their operations
  • Implement positive consultative processes in working together and dealing with conflict and negativity in meetings
  • To give inexperienced participants increased confidence in their ability to participate, present a case and conduct meetings in the future.

The facilitator will use group discussions, council case studies and Local Government oriented examples, to help you transfer your learning to the workplace.