England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Personal and organisational development

Working effectively with officers: for elected members



New structures, alliances and commercial ways of operating are becoming the norm for many local authorities — and vital to these organisations is the relationship between elected members and appointed officers. This workshop will help you develop your working relationships with officers and consider how your council as a whole can move forward in innovative, connected ways.

Key outcomes

  • Understand organisational structures and the roles of officers
  • Learn what your expectations of officers should be and how to earn high levels of trust with them
  • Integrate your new understanding with your organisation’s code of conduct

Who should attend

This online session is aimed at elected members who are looking to develop their working relationships with officers.

Your LGIU Trainer

Keith Crampton is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator specialising in Local Government but with experience in private sector organisations as well as charities. He brings an enthusiastic and engaging approach coupled with a focus on achieving real improvements in individual and organisational performance.

What others are saying about LGIU training

It was helpful to hear anecdotes and ideas from members from other councils and the experiences of the trainer. The advice was practical and the examples helpful — it will definitely make me look at our code of conduct and constitution again!

– Elaine, from Allerdale