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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.

LGiU inhouse learning and development training

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: 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…


Policy Café Bradford: supporting local economic growth

In a climate of uncertainty around the sustainability of local government finance, and in the face of national and international economic forces, councils’ levers to help promote local economic growth can feel extremely limited. However, they continue to have a key role in supporting productive…


Lunchtime discussion: Tackling Hate Crime – what is the role of the local authority?

A lunchtime discussion on tackling hate crime, with Declan O’Dempsey, barrister at Cloisters Chambers. This event is an opportunity to discuss your authority's approach to hate crime with other councils and with a leading legal expert on these issues.


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


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

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…


Seminar: An Introduction to Service Design for Local Government

Service design principles are gaining traction in central and local government alike and is well-used in the private sector, but how can local politicians, managers and strategists make the most of this discipline. This course will teach you the basics of service design, where the…


Seminar: Understanding Strategic Thinking

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 vision…


Seminar: Developing Mentoring Skills

The workshop is suitable for anybody with either a formal or informal role as a mentor and also for line managers wishing to develop this skill.


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Seminar: Engaging with your Community: working effectively with your council’s comms team and using social media

This course will help you consider the appropriate use of your council’s comms team as well as your personal approach to using traditional and social media, focusing on how you convey your message as well as listen to and engage with your residents. It will…


Seminar: Developing Political Awareness and Sensitivity for Officers

This workshop is a chance to explore what you know and don’t know and to develop the relationship skills to build effective relationships with Members.


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