Women in Local Government- Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities:
  • From time to time, ALGWA SA holds workshops e.g. understanding council budgets, bullying.  Check the Events section of our website.  Women councillors and ALGWA SA members are sent information about any workshops by email.
  • Local Government Association SA may have training suitable for women councillors- look for Local Government Association (LGA) circulars and training opportunities on the LGA website: http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/page.aspx
  • ALGWA SA holds regional information sessions for women candidates during a Council Election year to encourage more women to stand for council.

 Council elections will be held in November 2018 and ALGWA SA  will be holding its regional  sessions and providing a resource pack "Women Can".

The United Nations defines 30% as the minimal percentage of women required for government to reflect women’s concerns.

ALGWA SA and the Local Government Association SA will be implementing strategies to increase the representation of women (and other minority groups not well represented on councils) from previous election 29% women elected to councils.

"A snail could crawl the entire length of the Great Wall of China in 212 years, just slightly longer than the 200 years it will take for women to be equally represented in Parliament13 was the summation of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's annual report (United Kingdom).