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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.

Building Communities

The Local Authority and the Sharing Economy: Sustainable Community Action

This seminar will focus on how local authorities might unleash the power of the sharing economy for their local communities and for collaboration between agencies. The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human and physical resources. It includes the shared…

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LGiU Seminar: 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…

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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. Strategy or being ‘strategic’ can by its very nature seem quite…

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An Introduction to Local Government Finance

Council budgets look likely to be under significant pressure until the end of the decade. This seminar will look at the implications of these longer term trends as well as the impact of the Autumn Statement announced by the Chancellor in November 2015.

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Achieving Outcomes Based Commissioning

We're exploring the barriers to achieving outcomes based commissioning and how we can achieve them.


Seminar: Community Engagement & Alienated Youth: Tackling Gang Culture

Description: Gang and Youth violence has blighted some of our communities for years. In London, gangs are responsible for 40% of all shootings and 20% of recorded violent crime. There is widespread consensus that much more must be done to tackle serious youth crime in…

Building Communities

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.


Local Government and Human Rights: A practical introduction

Local government officials and workers engage with human rights every day, often in quite ordinary ways, and have a unique role in upholding human rights in the community. The Human Rights Act places a legal duty on those in local government to act compatibly with…


Being an Effective Councillor: Resilient People & Resilient Organisations: Interpersonal & Group Cohesion for Councillors

This seminar has been designed to explore the ways in which people function, engage and respond to each other and perform in groups. The seminar will heighten awareness of factors that are key to sustainable and resilient groups of people and strengthen the dimensions of…


Using Neighbourhood Agreements to build strong and active communities at a time of austerity

Description: A neighbourhood agreement is a ‘deal’ between ‘stakeholders’ in a defined neighbourhood in which each party makes commitments about how they will help improve the area. Usually this means an agreement between local residents and providers of local services and amenities. Agreements help to…

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