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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 inhouse 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: 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.

Seminar: An Introduction to Service Design for Local Government

Service design principles are gaining traction in central and local government alike and is well-used in the private sector, but how can local politicians, managers and strategists make the most of this discipline. This course will teach you the basics of service design, where the…

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: Local Government and Human Rights: A practical introduction

Local government officials and workers engage with human rights every day, often in quite ordinary ways, and have a unique role in upholding human rights in the community. The Human Rights Act places a legal duty on those in local government to act compatibly with…

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: 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 (evening session)

Description: As a new councillor finding your feet, how do you plan to make your mark? What are the different ‘roles’ that you as a councillor might focus on, to do the most for your community? (or that your member services staff may help you…

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.

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