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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.

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Being an effective councillor: influencing skills

This seminar has been designed to develop an understanding of how to persuade others in order to gain cooperation, support, and commitment. Delegates will gain come away with an increased ability in communicating and achieving successful outcomes while retaining the respect and trust of others.

C’llr Achievement Awards 2016

LGiU’s annual C’llr Achievement Awards is back again for the seventh year, and it is set to be the biggest year yet. Taking place against the beautiful backdrop of the Guildhall’s Livery Hall, we will again welcome councillors from across the UK to celebrate their…


Developing Political Awareness and Sensitivity

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…

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Being an effective Councillor: Resilience – Having Difficult Conversations and Delivering Bad News

Elected Members carry additional demands as they play a critical leadership role in leading others through testing and changing times. This means that there are occasions when having difficult conversations and giving bad news are unavoidable. Whether in a one-to-one situation or organisational wide, being…


Place-Based Industrial Strategy: Practical advice for local government

In the context of devolution in economic development to local government, this seminar explores what sort of industrial policy can be pursued locally – or place-based industrial policy. It clarifies the meaning and purpose of industrial policy and points to practical actions that be taken…


Webinar: Growing Healthy Communities through Place-Based Services

Following our Seminar on combatting loneliness through joint working with GP’s and the development of social prescriptions we are following this up with an online seminar that looks at placed based service delivery as a model for joined up working between agencies and the community…

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LGiU Seminar: Understanding Strategic Thinking

Description The workshop is ideal for managers or specialists who have a strategic role or who are looking to develop a better understanding and skills in the area of longer team planning and strategy. Essentially this is about effective change management and creating a coherent…

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Community Engagement in the current climate Seminar

This is a down to earth seminar that will prompt frank debate and identify key issues facing frontline councillors. It will give participants plenty of opportunity to explore different approaches, which they can apply in their work as officers or local councillors.


Councillor Training: Chairing Skills

This programme is essential for elected members who chair meetings. It is ideal for those who need to develop their skills – either as chair or as a participant of formal and informal meetings. The course will help delegates understand the factors that go to…

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