Event: Seminar: Being an Effective Councillor: Time Management and Effectual Coping Skills

24 May 2018, 09:30–15:30
LGiU, 251/255 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NG (5 mins walk from King's Cross Station)

Early Bird LGiU Members: £224.95 +VAT

Early Bird Non-Members: £274.95 +VAT

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Non-Members: £299.95 +VAT

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About the seminar:

The role of an elected Councillor demands effectiveness in an ever-changing world, which can be hampered by constraints but equally charged with increasing demands. Given these factors, it is important that Councillors maximise the time available through heightened self-awareness and the use of high-level skills.

This short interactive seminar is suitable for managing pressure at all levels, whether in the local authority, at home or delivering results for the community. The seminar will explore different approaches and techniques to manage oneself, goals and situations and make the best use of time.

During the seminar, appropriate tools and exercises will be used to develop understanding and skills while enjoying the opportunity to discuss, contribute and build upon shared experiences.

Designed for:

The seminar is designed for individuals to participate in a supportive environment. This seminar will be of value to all elected members irrespective of their position within the authority.

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the difference between simply coping and effective coping skills
  • Identify personal effectiveness in managing time
  • List those things that waste time
  • Identify ways to save time
  • Plan goals and organise activities
  • Make the best use of time management techniques and approaches to suit individual needs


9.30     Registration. Refreshments upon arrival

10.00   Introduction

  • Time as a construct
  • The experience of time
  • The relationship between time management and coping skills
  • Creating focus

11.30    Morning Break (20 minutes) 

11.50    Making efficient use of time

13.00   Lunch (45 minutes)

13.45     Making choices about time management

  • Options
  • Time management tips and tricks

15.30   Close

Who should attend?

Councillors who want to review the way they manage their time and make better use of limited time resources.


Jacqueline Mansell MA., BSc (Hons)., FSET., Chartered FCIPD., CPsychol. Chartered Psychologist and L&D Facilitator.

Jacqueline is a professional personal development management, training management and equalities facilitator and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in these disciplines. She has a strong track record working with elected Members where for many years her position involved contributing to setting strategy and designing Member development programmes for 46 councils.