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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


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.


Seminar: Managing People through the Challenge of Change

This workshop helps to develop an understanding of what goes in during organisational change, the impact and the practical steps you can take to move forward positively. It touches on many aspects of management behaviour and is a challenging opportunity to build your knowledge and…


Seminar: 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.


Seminar: Developing Commercial Awareness

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


Seminar: Localities & Sustainability: Cost Effectiveness in a Low Carbon Economy

Description This seminar looks at what a Sustainable City, Borough or Locality is and what building blocks are needed to make it happen. Key learning points will be provided against the backdrop of significant local authority funding cuts. We live in a world of scarce resources and increasing demand.…


Seminar: Health and Wellbeing: Improving Community Outcomes

This seminar provides an understanding of the legislative and policy framework underpinning health and wellbeing in England including the role of public health, devolution and health and social care transition programmes. It will look at the evidence as to whether prevention strategies can work in…


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…


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: 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…


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