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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.


LGiU Winter Reception (by invitation only)

The LGiU's winter reception will take place at One Great George Street. Attendance is by invitation only.


Seminar: Developing Commercial Awareness

Description: In discussions with many authorities the need to develop a range of new and dynamic skills to meet future demands and challenges is often to the fore. A frequently sighted area is commercial awareness. But what does that mean in practice in terms of…

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Inside Local Government Funding: How it works and making the most of it

This seminar will look at pressures on council budgets and how this expenditure is funded. In particular, it will look at the rising proportion of funding that is raised from business rates and councils’ growing reliance on incentive/reward payments. It will also examine how the…


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…


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…

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.


Understanding communities through Participatory Appraisal

Participatory Appraisal (PA) is a method of consultation, designed to be none threatening and offer a fun and alternative method of gathering both qualitative and quantitative results. PA, by its approach is suitable to use with all members of the community as it easily cuts…

Building Communities

The Sharing Economy: collaboration and the local authority

Description: 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…