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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.

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An Introduction to Local Government Finance

This seminar gives a very good grounding in how local government finance works in practice and sets the ‘basics as part of the bigger picture of current developments and longer-term trends – the approach of the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, funding plans for the next…


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Developing Political Awareness and Sensitivity for Officers

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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Webinar Workshop: An Introduction to using Social Media

Description Councillors and Officers often ask what is social media and how can it be used effectively to engage and inform citizens. This Webinar Workshop is a basic introduction to social media. It looks at the importance of engaging rather than just promoting and it…


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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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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…


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Time Management and Coping Skills for Busy Councillors

This intensive programme has been specifically developed to provide participants with a set of strategies to assist in making the most of limited time resources, and includes a significant number of tips and techniques that will place delegates more in control.



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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SERIES: Understanding communities through Participatory Appraisal

Participatory Appraisal (PA) is a method of consultation, designed to be non-threatening and offer a fun and alternative method of gathering both qualitative and quantitative results.


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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.


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Developing Commercial Awareness

This workshop is an interactive opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding, share experiences and opportunities and stimulate ideas and possibilities.


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