Council is committed to the continuing professional development of council members to provide them with the skills and knowledge to perform their roles as leaders in their community.

Under section 5.126 of the Local Government Act 1995 all council members must complete five modules of the compulsory training course Council Member Essentials within 12 months of being elected, unless exempt.

The Shire is required to report on who has completed the compulsory training.

Paige McNeil - President

Compulsory Training

President McNeil is not required to complete Council Member Essentials. She is exempt as a Diploma of Local Government has been completed

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 16 November 2021
Serving on Council WALGA 29 November 2021
Meeting Procedures WALGA 18 November 2021
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 16 November 2021
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 9 December 2021

Professional Development

2023/2024

Training Provider Date Completed
2023 Local Government Convention WALGA 17-19 September2023
The Role of Mayors and Presidents WALGA 7 December 2023
Media Training Clarity Communications 9 January 2024

2022/2023

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Local Government Convention and Gala Dinner  WALGA 4 October 2022
WHS Volunteer Bushfire Fighters Forum LGIS  28 November 2022
Oversee Local Government Asset Management (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 10 August 2022
Analyse Financial Reports and Budget (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 4 July 2022
Strategic Policy Development (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 14 October 2022
Build and Maintain Community Relationships (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 24 April 2023
Deal with Conflict (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 1 February 2023
Develop and Use Emotional Intelligence (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 4 January 2023
Assess Development Applications and Implement Planning Scheme (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 2 February 2023
Local Government Diploma WALGA May 2023
CEO Recruitment  WALGA 18 April 2023
CEO Performance Review WALGA 25 May 2023

2021/2022

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Contribution to High Level Strategic Decision Making (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 30 June 2022
Perform Elected Member Functions (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 31 May 2022
Meet Elected Member Responsibilities (Module of Diploma of Local Government) WALGA 9 May 2022
The Role of Mayors and Presidents WALGA 24 November 2021

Cr Trish Cook - Deputy President

Compulsory Training

Cr Cook was required to complete the compulsory training modules by 16 October 2022.

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 20 January 2022
Serving on Council WALGA 26 January 2022
Meeting Procedures WALGA 20 January 2022
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 26 January 2022
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 1 February 2022

Professional Development

2023/2024

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Media Training Clarity Communications 9 January 2024

2022/2023

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
2022 WALGA Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Forum WALGA 5 October 2022
Emergency Management Foundations for Local Government WALGA 29 September 2022
Emergency Management for Local Government Leaders WALGA 6 October 2022
CEO Recruitment WALGA 18 April 2023

2021/2022

Nil

Cr Karen Beale

Compulsory Training

Cr Beale was required to complete the compulsory training modules by 16 October 2022.

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 10 February 2022
Serving on Council WALGA 10 May 2022
Meeting Procedures WALGA 11 February 2022
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 10 February 2022
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 28 February 2022

Professional Development

2023/2024

Professional Development  Provider Date Completed
Presentation Skills Dr Paula Smith CSP 18 July 2023

2022/2023

Professional Development  Provider Date Completed
Strategic Decision Making (IPR) WALGA 27 February 2023
WA Tourism Regional Council Conference WA Tourism Council WA 15 May 2023

2021/2022

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
WA Tourism Council Conference WA Tourism Council WA 21-22 June 2022

Cr Jo Cicchini

Compulsory Training

Cr Cicchini was required to complete the compulsory training modules by 16 October 2022.

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 10 February 2022
Serving on Council WALGA 22 July 2022
Meeting Procedures WALGA 11 February 2022
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 11 February 2022
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 2 May 2022

Professional Development

2023/2024

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Strategic Policy Development WALGA 18 July 2023
Develop and use emotional intelligence (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Oversee asset management strategy (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Analyse financial reports and budgets (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Meet elected member responsibilities (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Perform elected member functions (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Contribute to high level strategic decision making (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Assess development applications and implement planning scheme (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Deal with conflict (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Build and maintain community relationships (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA
Contribute to policy development (Module of Local Government Diploma) WALGA

2022/2023

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Local Government Convention WALGA 4 October 2022
Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Forum WALGA 5 October 2022
Planning Practices Essentials WALGA 3 March 2023
Transport and Roads Forum WALGA 8 March 2023

2021/2022

Nil

Cr John Daw

Compulsory Training

Cr Daw is not required to complete Council Member Essentials. He is exempt as a Diploma of Local Government has been completed

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 27 January 2021
Serving on Council WALGA 16 April 2019
Meeting Procedures WALGA 27 January 2021
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 27 January 2021
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 27 January 2021

Professional Development

2022/2023

Nil to date

2021/2022

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Forum WALGA  22 September 2021
Heads of Agencies Breakfast WALGA 20 September 2021
Local Government Conference WALGA 20 September 2021
Manage Policy Development WALGA 10 May 2021
Manage Assets Sustainably WALGA 5 May 2021
Contribute to Land Use Planning WALGA 26 April 2021
Manage Conflict WALGA 18 February 2021
Provide Leadership within the Council and Community WALGA 18 February 2021
Conduct work within a Compliance Framework WALGA 16 February 2021
Undertake Councillor Roles and Responsibilities WALGA 27 January 2021
Perform the Role of an Elected Member WALGA 27 January 2021
Contribute to Effective Decision Making WALGA 27 January 2021
Develop and Implement Strategic Plans WALGA 22 January 2021

2020/2021

Nil

2019/2020

Nil

Cr Luke Ellery

Compulsory Training

Cr Ellery was required to complete the compulsory training modules by 16 October 2022.

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 24 May 2022
Serving on Council WALGA 22 March 2022
Meeting Procedures WALGA 24 May 2022
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 14 December 2021
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 27 March 2022

Professional Development

2022/2023

Nil to date

2021/2022

Nil

Cr Doug Jeans

Compulsory Training

Cr Jeans was required to complete the compulsory training modules by 19 October 2019.

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA
Serving on Council WALGA
Meeting Procedures WALGA
Conflicts of Interest WALGA
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA

Professional Development

2022/2023

Nil to date

2021/2022

Nil

2020/2021

Nil

2019/2020

Nil

Cr Prapti Mehta

Compulsory Training

Cr Mehta is required to complete the compulsory training modules by 21 October 2024.

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 10 November 2023
Serving on Council WALGA 26 February 2024
Meeting Procedures WALGA 10 February 2024
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 13 November 2023
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 27 February 2024

Professional Development

2023/2024

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Introduction to Planning WALGA

Cr Neridah Zlatnik

Compulsory Training

Cr Zlatnik was required to complete the compulsory training modules by 16 October 2022.

Training Provider Date Completed
Understanding Local Government WALGA 25 March 2022
Serving on Council WALGA 12 May 2022
Meeting Procedures WALGA 29 April 2022
Conflicts of Interest WALGA 27 April 2022
Understanding Financial Report and Budgets WALGA 8 December 2021

Professional Development

2022/2023

Professional Development Provider Date Completed
Strategic Policy Development WALGA 10 October 2022
Emergency Management for Local Government Leaders WALGA 6 October 2022
CEO Performance Review WALGA 1 February 2023
Strategic Decision Making (IPR) WALGA 27 February 2023
CEO Recruitment WALGA 18 April 2023
Planning Practices - Essentials WALGA 2 June 2023

2021/2022

Nil