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Forthcoming events

Throughout the year, we run an extensive and popular programme of events, including: training and key skills seminars; policy roundtables; publication launches; and party conference fringes. We run events at venues throughout the country and can also provide events and training tailored to a council’s own requirements.

If you’d like to speak to us about commissioning a bespoke event (including in-house training), give us a ring on 020 7554 2800 or find out more here.

You can also view free or discounted events from other organisations.


Time Management and Coping Skills for Busy Councillors

This intensive programme has been specifically developed to provide participants with a set of strategies to assist in making the most of limited time resources, and includes a significant number of tips and techniques that will place delegates more in control.


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SERIES: Understanding communities through Participatory Appraisal

Participatory Appraisal (PA) is a method of consultation, designed to be non-threatening and offer a fun and alternative method of gathering both qualitative and quantitative results.

Building Communities

Seminar: Widening Community Engagement

In the Brexit context, we often face increased division and tensions in our communities. Approaches to engagement need to be revised to address this challenge, especially to involve more marginalised and ‘hard to reach’ groups. Both Elected Members and officers have key roles to play…


Developing Commercial Awareness

This workshop is an interactive opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding, share experiences and opportunities and stimulate ideas and possibilities.

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Infrastructure Investment in an Age of Devolution: Risks and Opportunities

This seminar, drawing on experience developed through the devolution process so far, deals with the practical steps needed in a devolved context to ensure maximum benefit from infrastructure investment for the economy, local communities, and the environment.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SERIES: Practical Skills for Community Engagement

Description:  Effective engagement with communities is now essential for local authorities. With reductions in budgets for services, many authorities are relying on communities to take action to solve problems and get involved in initiatives to tackle local needs. This seminar is a practical training in…


Building your Leadership for Community Engagement

This seminar explores the nature of leadership, looking at where it is based in communities and how we can help it to be more effective. It examines our own leadership styles and qualities and how we can adopt our own style to the situations and…


Developing Political Awareness and Sensitivity for Officers

Description  Whilst the relationship between Elected Members and Officers has always been important for Local Government this is particularly the case when the organisation faces financial pressures and the need to make tough decisions about priorities. It may also be the case that collectively Members…


Local Government Flood Forum (London)

If you are a councillor, council officer or you are involved in flood risk management for your local authority, local community or organisation you may want to attend the next meeting of the Local Government Flood Forum (LGFF) on Thursday, 9 March 2017 in London.…

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