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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.


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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LGiU Seminar: Engaging your communities through education

This Seminar will look at some of the new ideas developing around community education and the pivotal role that local authorities can play in partnership with others. This partnership can be one with local communities, universities and colleges and the wider civil society. What we…


Understanding Communities through Participatory Appraisal Seminar

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…


Seminar: 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 make tough decisions about priorities. It may also be the case the collectively Members and…

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.

Building Communities

Seminar: The Sharing Economy: Collaboration & 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…

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LGiU Seminar: Working effectively with your council ‘comms’ team

Description This course will help you consider the appropriate use of your council’s comms team as well as your personal approach to using traditional and social media, focusing on how you convey your message as well as listen to and engage with your residents. Councillors…


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…