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LGiU & TechUK Roundtable: Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness

Start date: 30 Jan 2018

LGiU and TechUK are hosting a high-level roundtable to explore how tech and data can help tackle the pressing issue of homelessness. It will bring together senior local government officials and councillors, and the tech sector, to collaborate on moving this agenda forwards.



Digital and Data Roundtable: Glasgow

Start date: 30 Mar 2017

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 the future plans for digital transformation across the country. Data […]


Seminar: Building Strong Communities

Start date: 26 Apr 2017

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 with examples from around the country, plus practical frameworks and tools to apply to your own setting.



Webinar Workshop: An Introduction to using Social Media

Start date: 13 Jan 2017

Description Councillors and Officers often ask what is social media and how can it be used effectively to engage and inform citizens. This Webinar Workshop is a basic introduction to social media. It looks at the importance of engaging rather than just promoting and it briefly goes through the tools that both officers and councillors […]



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Seminar: Effective Communication for Councillors and officers: using social media and traditional techniques to share your message

Start date: 12 Sep 2017

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 look at practical ways to keep up with social media. This seminar will be of value to both new and experienced councillors