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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: 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…


Next Steps for Council Finance (Norwich roundtable)

Local authorities are in a precarious financial situation. With a Government preoccupied with Brexit, the creaking NHS and the housing crisis, the urgent questions about future council resourcing remain unanswered. Business rate retention policy has been scaled back and delayed, the fair funding review and…


Seminar: Effective Communication Series: Planning your Message

This training and development day is designed to enable delegates with the skills and confidence and to develop and plan their communication. The course will concentrate on effective good practice, brand management, and communication planning.


Workshop: The Paradox of Organisational Cost Reduction: Maintaining organisational capacity & motivation whilst reducing costs!

This is a workshop for Local Authority Managers who can influence the organisational change agenda. It is intended to be a no holds barred challenge to the way you are approaching what is undoubtedly a difficult financial situation.


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: Understanding communities through Participatory Appraisal

Participatory Appraisal (PA) is a method of consultation, designed to be non-threatening and offer a fun and alternative method of gathering both qualitative and quantitative results.


Seminar: Working effectively with Officers: A workshop for Elected Members

This workshop is an opportunity for members to develop their understanding of the relationship, the ways in which they can develop their own working relationships with officers and to consider how the Council as a whole can move forward.


Seminar: 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: 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.


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.


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