Regional Training | Pilbara Regional Council
Pilbara Regional Council
Pilbara, Pilbara Regional Council, PRC
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Regional Training

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Regional Training

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Bringing high quality and timely training resources to the Pilbara is an inherently expensive activity. As a result of the lack of availability and higher cost, some Pilbara based staff do not have the same access to quality training opportunities as their city counterparts. This in turn results in a lower level of services provided to Pilbara residents.

 

Over the past three years, the PRC has worked with member LGAs to align training topics, create economies of scale and generate cost savings in the delivery of a regional training program. Over the lifetime of the project, this has translated to over $36,000 in cost reductions across 526 attendees.

In FY18, the PRC will continue to work with member LGAs to identify common training opportunities, and deliver cost savings through regional procurement and contract management.

Proposed Outcomes
  • Foster opportunities for regional collaboration and participation
  • Contribute to professional learning and skills development opportunities
  • Contribute to retention of existing talents
  • Build capacity within regional bodies
DELIVERABLE 1
  • Upfront and agreed buy in for participation in regional training activities

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Not less than 10 structured, targeted and demand-driven training sessions delivered in the Pilbara
  • Commitment from members to participate in those regional training sessions secured
  • Commitments (sessions delivered, topics, budgets, etc.) reviewed and agreed on a quarterly basis with the Reference Group
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Provide cost savings and efficiencies through regional procurement
  • Realistic forecasting of training demands to inform supply and budgets
  • Maintain and advance staff knowledge and skills
  • Increase job satisfaction and motivation
  • Further develop and retain existing talent
DELIVERABLE 2
  • Manage procurement and admin activities

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Centrally managed procurement, travel arrangements and logistics by the PRC
  • Travel & accommodation costs covered within the costs of the contract negotiations.
  • Managed registrations, RSVPs and attendance
  • At least 75% overall satisfaction maintained across all sessions delivered
  • Tracked, measured and savings achieved published in a bi-annual benefits dashboard
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Realistic forecasting of training demands to inform supply and budgets
  • Offset cost of T&A from members budgets
  • Save time and reduce admin burden through coordinated management of this function
DELIVERABLE 3
  • Regional training calendar

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Maintained and published quarterly shared calendar of regional training activities undertaken by all LGAs
  • Maintained and published participation registers
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Identify and promote opportunities for alignment and collaboration through greater visibility of individual LGA activities
DELIVERABLE 4
  • Reference Group meetings

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • At least one physical meeting of all HR Managers or nominees hosted in the region.
  • Regional training topics and opportunities for alignment discussed and agreed.
  • Not less than 6 structured meetings per financial year
  • Key trends, opportunities and challenges affecting the members discussed
  • Opportunities to align future training needs on a regional basis discussed
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Proactively discuss opportunities for improvement.