INTRODUCTION

NSWALC's vision is to improve the quality of life for everyone in the LALC Network and putting Aboriginal community first.

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) Strategic Plan 2013-2017 has identified goals/actions that are pertinent to capacity building/strengthening of NSWALC and LALC network through training initiatives.

Key elements of Training

Key elements of Training include:

  • Two way Benefit - Staff and Council development
  • Goal oriented
  • Aligned to work/position duties
  • Multi faceted and flexible
  • Recognition of maturity and growth
  • Diversity

Training for Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs)
 
Capacity Building initiatives

  •  One of the major actions identified in the NSWALC Strategic Plan 2013-2017 is to "Facilitate training across the network in economic development and business management, including business innovation, entrepreneurship and risk management".
  • With this in mind, 2013-2017 NSWALC Capacity Development Plan (CDP) has been prepared to suggest appropriate high-level training and effectively implement various training programs to assist LALCs towards economic independence
  • Results from the Training Needs Analysis for LALCs will form the basis for planning new training activities for LALCs. Training priorities emerging out of the results include, but not limited to the following:
    o Finance Management
    o Human Resources Management
    o Land and Property Management
    o Information Technology
    o Legislation
  • Training programs will be rolled out in a phased manner to the LALCs, as required.

Training for NSWALC Staff

  • CDP, in the context of NSWALC staff, draws together elements of the NSWALC Strategic and Business Unit plans which are relevant to capacity building of staff to provide an outline of all training to take place and the delivery strategies associated with each training initiative.
  • Training Needs requirements, as proposed by Business Unit Managers in collaboration with their staff will form the basis of identifying training priorities and implementation.
  • Previous training included professional development training (e.g. Business Management, Project Management). IT related training (Microsoft applications) as well as soft skills training (Time Management, Organising workplace, etc.) in addition to essential training (namely cultural awareness training, workplace health and safety training)
  • Similar training and additional (job-specific) training will be planned for the period covered under the CDP.

Training for NSWALC Councillors
The role of NSWALC Councillors includes provision of effective governance of the Council, represent it to the community and accept responsibility for its operations.

Training Plans for Councillors will be prepared and updated, in consultation with Councillors and executives and implemented accordingly.

NSWALC Training Unit endeavours to implement training initiatives that are focused towards development of personnel within NSWALC and LALC network through continuing education.