Past events

Seminar: Effective Communication Series: Giving effective speeches and presentations

This seminar takes a highly practical approach and includes gentle practice to build confidence in presenting information to groups in a range of contexts. We’d encourage you to join us whether you are new to giving presentations or wish to brush up your skills

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.

Local Government Flood Forum: 31-Oct-2018

If you are a councillor, council officer or you are involved in flood risk management for your local authority, local community or organisation you may want to attend the next meeting of the Local Government Flood Forum (LGFF) on Wednesday, 31 October in London. The LGFF…

Local partnership working for a vibrant night time economy (Conservative conference fringe)

An attractive night time economy makes sense for councils as it can reduce costs, boost business rate income, improve community wellbeing and create jobs. How can partnerships with the health services, police, businesses and others help councils make the most of these benefits? LGiU and…

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.

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: 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…