Find out what some of your local government peers have to say about
EQUIP's workshops, induction programmes, webinars, and more.
DLC Reflection and Future Planning (workshop)
The best thing was having an independent facilitator. He really helped to open up conversations and reach agreements.
Provides a forum to practice and build action plans
for effective collaborations
in the future.
Good opportunity to reflect on the purpose for a DLC and to learn what others do and what resources are available.
Alcohol Licensing Inspector
The application process, DLC collaboration, licensing criteria, and discussion about special licences were most useful.
It is so useful to create a forum for detailed meetings between agencies. The independent facilitator was precious.
The interactions around the table were very helpful. Would absolutely recommend this workshop to others.
I really liked the fact there was good discussion around collaboration and ongoing structures.
There are so many fish hooks and holes that were filled in, leading to understanding and great collaboration.
Elected Member Induction (workshop)
I found the discussion around governance scenarios was really handy. Would definitely recommend.
The 'tick checking' highlighted a lot of my gaps in knowledge. The workshop was very informative and robust.
Susie Williams-Dobson, Palmerston North CC
Loved the humour and quick quips. I really enjoyed networking with other committee secretaries & governance people.
The whole day was very interesting. I would recommend to others and would come again myself.
Meeting new councillors from neighouring districts was so useful.
It was amazing listening and being able to interact with other new councillors. Would absolutely recommend.
The session on Standing Orders was really handy. It was great to network and exchange real stories.
I really liked the part where we were encouraged through the workbook to do reflections specific to our councils or ourselves personally.
South Taranaki DC
It was all great for a new mayor. Very interesting range of sessions that were well run. Good amount of question time.
Palmerston North CC
Great having Richard (Kempthorne) presenting. Excellent presentations, especially civil defence. Very worthwhile.
Very well organised and of a very high standard. Thanks LGNZ and EQUIP.
I learned heaps! This workshop is absolutely essential for new mayors!
Found the whole workshop very informative. Of particular value was the networking opportunities and connecting with other mayors.
Absolutely recommend. The session on media and the one on civil defence were the highlights of the two days.