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Community Development Program

Last updated: 31/05/2017 11:06 PM
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Community Development workshops - Building strong and successful communities

The Community Development Program offers a series of free workshops for country local governments. The two-day workshop is open to local government CEOs, managers and senior staff, not just community development officers. The workshop will be delivered by Murdoch University.

Workshop participants will learn:

  • how community development can deliver better value for local governments
  • how to build collaborative service delivery partnerships with maximum community buy in
  • new strategies and techniques that can be implemented quickly for positive impact.

Additionally, the Department of Local Government and Communities is providing the free two-day Community Development workshop for all metropolitan local government managers, and senior staff.

Community Development workshops

Location ​Date ​Registration details


​19 - 20 June 2017 

Register for the Dalwallinu workshop


​22 - 23 June 2017

Register for the Merredin workshop


​26 - 27 June 2017 

Register for the Busselton workshop


​29 - 30 June 2017 

Register for the Manjimup workshop


​17 - 18 July 2017

Register for the Kalgoorlie workshop


​7 - 8 August 2017

Register for the Katanning workshop


​10 - 11 August 2017

​Register for the Albany workshop


​17 - 18 August 2017

Register for the Bunbury workshop


​24 - 25 August 2017

​​Register for the Karratha workshop


​31 August - 1 September 2017 

Register for the Broome workshop


​14-15 September 2017

​Register for the Carnarvon workshop


19 - 20 October 2017

Register for the Mandurah workshop

Elected member workshops

A specialised free half-day workshop for elected members is also available. In this intensive half-day workshop, elected members will:

  • learn more about the critical role of community development in all local government decisions
  • learn practical skills to help engage better and balance diverse community views and needs
  • make a difference in their local community.
Location​Date​Registration details
​Perth​1 August 2017​Register for the Perth workshop


​9 August 2017 Register for the Albany workshop​


​16 August 2017 Register for the Bunbury workshop​


​18 October 2017 Register for the Mandurah workshop​