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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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Engage Communities for Success

19 January 09:30 - 16:00

This workshop gives at an outline of an appreciation of community engagement strategies that organisations can use. Its core themes are the relationship between community engagement challenges along with supporting diversity, community partnership work and evaluating interventions.

An Introduction to Local Government Finance: Newcastle-under-Lyme

23 January 09:30 - 15:30

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.The seminar will cover the major changes to local government finance that came into operation in April 2013: the localisation of Business Rates and the expectation of councils generating local economic growth to help fund services. The impact on council budgets of the welfare reform changes; the Localism Act and any fresh or recent government initiatives and announcements will also be assessed.

Community Engagement in the current climate

27 January 09:30 - 16:00

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: Oldham

18 February 09:30 - 15:30

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. This training day is very practical and hands on, teaching delegates to enjoy consulting.