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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: 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…


Seminar & Publication Launch: 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…


Publication Launch: Building Strong Communities

As part of the seminar by the same name.  The LGiU invite you to its publication launch ‘Building Strong Communities’ with author Steve Skinner and others. Many councils want to support communities to be more active, provide local services and solve more problems themselves. With…


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: Practical Project Management

This workshop will give participants a thorough understanding of good project management process in an easily accessible and practical way. This will equip you to be effective members of project teams, serve as a useful refresher for established Project Managers and provide a foundation for…



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.


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