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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.

Workshop: Speed Reading & Retention – Fast Reading Techniques and Memory Strategies

This is a highly interactive session that has been developed for Councillors, who want to develop their skills in speed reading and develop the ability to use memory techniques. It is a very practical programme which will demonstrate how to use different reading styles in…


LGiU & TechUK Workshop: Children’s Services Transformation

The LGiU’s Annual State of Local Government Finance Survey alarmingly highlights that Children’s Services is now the top immediate pressure for councils. This is above Adult Social Care for the first time in at least three years, suggesting that councils are no longer able to shield these…


Seminar: Being an effective councillor: Making a difference – doing it your way

This short seminar is aimed at new or recently elected councillors/member services staff - to develop councillors’ thinking/plans for how to make a difference.


LGiU & Core Cities Roundtable: Local Government Finance

Core Cities UK, London Councils and the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) are inviting Core City Treasurers and their counterparts in other types of local authority to a round table discussion event in London on council finances. Taking place ahead of the spending review and…


LGiU & London Higher: Mapping University Estates for Regeneration Partnerships

LGiU, London Higher and the University of London are very pleased to invite you to a breakfast briefing and discussion on ‘Mapping University Estates for Regeneration Partnerships’, bringing together a select group of senior university managers and London cabinet members. The higher education sector in…


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…


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: 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.


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…