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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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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.

Engaging Communities – Impact & Evaluation: A Developmental Approach

16 September 09:30 - 16:00

This seminar is a follow-on from the recently held community resilience seminar. It will be of interest for officers and elected members involved in community engagement facing problems of evidencing the good work they do in their own organisations, together with those they work in partnership and also to local communities to assess the impact and evaluation of community engagement.

Strengthening the role of Councils and Councillors in the Local School System: Norfolk

19 September 10:00 - 15:45

This seminar discusses practical ways in which local authorities and elected members (including District Councils in two tier areas) can strengthen their role in the local school system which is efficient school place planning; enhance the accountability of schools outside the maintained sector and meet new requirements around school performance. The seminar is a mix of briefings, case studies and workshops to encourage an exchange of ideas, experience and good practice.

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.

An Introduction to Local Government Finance: Corby

10 October 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 announced by the Chancellor in June.

Understanding Communities through Participatory Appraisal

13 October 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.