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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 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: Personal Safety for Councillors

This is an essential programme for Councillors who are looking for ways to improve their personal safety.


Workshop: 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.


Workshop: 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…



Workshop: Techniques for engaging with National and Local Media

Description This training and development day is an overview of working with the media. The course will concentrate on developing an understanding of the different types of media, how to answer difficult questions in an interview, how to get your message across and what to…


Reviewing the ‘Big 3’ financial reports effectively

This workshop is designed to enable you to better engage with and effectively question these “big three” documents. The overall objective of the session is to demystify the way the council plans, manages and reports its spending and income and to enable councillors to more…


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: Being an effective councillor: influencing skills

This seminar has been designed to develop an understanding of how to persuade others in order to gain cooperation, support, and commitment. Delegates will gain come away with an increased ability in communicating and achieving successful outcomes while retaining the respect and trust of others.


Workshop: 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 a Commercially Aware Organisational Culture

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