Training and Development

Events Workshop

Come along to one of our event workshops where our Tourism Events and Industry Officer will share the secrets to planning and creating inspiring and motivating events.

Lauren will be presenting an abridged version of Paul Gudgin’s Event Masterclass this March. Paul is a Professor of Festivals and Events at Leeds Metropolitan University with an impressive resume as Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival along with extensive experience in the management of a number of festivals and events.

Topics covered will include; event programming, venues and infrastructure, event marketing and branding, sponsorship and fundraising, festival impacts and evaluation and Council’s event process.  

The workshops will be relevant to current event organisers, or anyone with an interest in developing new and inspiring events within Indigo Shire.

There is no charge to attend but registration is essential.

Session details

  • 6pm-8pm Wednesday 7 March, Beechworth Council Chambers [ Register ]
  • 6pm-8pm Thursday 8 March, Rutherglen Old Council Chambers [ Register ]

For enquiries contact Lauren at


Photography Workshop

We are always on the lookout for great imagery to promote the destination, and encourage our operators to share content with us. To help you out, we will shortly be announcing details of a photography workshop for our tourism industry operators.  It’s looking like late February, so stay tuned for the update.  Register your interest Photography Workshop for tourism business owners.


Tourism Strategy Drop in Sessions

The new tourism strategy is under development.  Considerable input and information was collected from 23 workshops.  230 attendees across 4 destinations informed the priorities and direction the strategy will address.  Urban Enterprise are the consultants engaged to develop the strategy document and to provide the hard data and rationale to support the strategic direction. 

The tourism draft strategy will be released for 30 Days Public Exhibition on 30 April 2018. The tourism team will be holding strategy drop in sessions across the shire on the dates below. There is no need to register and you can drop in at any time during the allotted session times.

We look forward to meeting with you at the Drop In Sessions and to listen to your feedback and have an opportunity to discuss direction and recommendations with you, before finalising the strategy in late June.

10am - 12.30pm 2pm - 4.30pm 5.30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 2 May Chiltern Rutherglen
Thursday 3 May Yackandandah Beechworth
Saturday 5 May Beechworth & Rutherglen
Monday 7 May Beechworth Yackandandah
Tuesday 8 May Rutherglen Chiltern

The drop in sessions will be held in the following locations:

  • Beechworth Council Chambers, 2 Kurrajong Way, Mayday Hills
  • Chiltern Courthouse, Main St Chiltern
  • Rutherglen Old Council Chambers (above the library), 153 High St Rutherglen
  • Yackandandah Public Hall, 36 High St, Yackandandah


Last updated: 01 February 2018