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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.


Seminar: Giving effective speeches and presentations

This seminar takes a highly practical approach and includes gentle practice to build confidence in presenting information to groups in a range of contexts. We’d encourage you to join us whether you are new to giving presentations or wish to brush up your skills


Network on the Future of Local Democracy – Meeting 2: Finance

How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working with the James Madison Charitable Trust to establish a high level Network made up of local government leaders…


Digital and Data Roundtable: Glasgow

The LGiU and Vodafone are hosting a high level roundtable event with Lorraine McMillan, Chief Executive of East Renfrewshire Council, to discuss digital local government, connectivity and local growth in Scotland. The roundtable will bring together council officers, politicians and senior business leaders to discuss…


Does Local Government Work For Women? Women in Leadership evidence session (Cardiff)

When only 17% of council leaders in England and 9% in Wales are women, the Local Government Commission asks: does local government work for women? This is the sixth in our evidence session series and will explore women’s representation in the most senior roles, profile…



Seminar: Assertiveness Skills for effective communication with communities

In the current climate of reductions in service budgets, Brexit and increased tensions in communities, this practical seminar can help Elected Members and officers be more effective in their communication skills. The workshop-style session gives a broad introduction to assertiveness, set in the context of…


Seminar: 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…


Network on the Future of Local Democracy – Meeting 3: Democracy

How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working with the James Madison Charitable Trust to establish a high level Network made up of local government leaders…


Seminar: Building Strong Communities

This ground-breaking seminar is based on LGIU’s new exciting publication, ’Building Stronger Communities’ being launched the same day. It can help both officers and Elected Members to build better organised, more resilient communities, working in partnership with the local authority. This workshop-style session is packed…


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