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Forthcoming events

Throughout the year, LGiU runs an extensive and popular programme of events, including policy roundtables, seminars, publication launches and party conference fringes.

Our influential events bring together key decision makers from both local and central government to gain practical insights into current policy debates.

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Being an effective Councillor: ways of strengthening and sustaining personal resilience

24 July 09:30 - 15:30

Personal resilience is about maintaining a sense of wellbeing, being mentally strong, effectively meeting different demands and performing at one’s best on behalf of individuals, communities as well as being an effective leader. This is a very practical seminar that will provide each participant with methods and helpful ideas to manage the pressures they face and enable them to be able to maximise the positive aspects of being an elected member.

An Introduction to Local Government Finance

11 September 09:30 - 15:00

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 Comprehensive Spending Review for 2015/16 announced by the Chancellor in June.

Community Engagement in the current climate

15 September 09:45 - 16:30

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.

Social Media, Community & The Local Authority

23 September 09:30 - 16:00

Join us at our seminar on 23 September where we look at how social networks and the new media can help engage communities, connect people with others and resources and help develop community resilience.. Local authorities and other agencies have begun to …

Councillor Training: Chairing Skills

25 September 10:00 - 15:00

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 make an effective meeting, including: preparation; questioning; listening; summarising skills; and the importance of body language.