England & Wales Finance, Personal and organisational development

Tackling disinformation and misinformation



This training will look at how you can mitigate the impact of disinformation and misinformation online and offline, including considering the importance of facilitating community development; fixing resident issues; watching over council decision-making and promoting your Council.

Key outcomes

  • The different kinds of disinformation and misinformation
  • What tools there are to tackle disinformation and misinformation head-on and their limitations
  • The importance of sharing trusted sources of information.
  • How to create content that creates a positive and trusted narrative to counter disinformation and misinformation.

Who should attend

This training will be relevant for councillors and officers involved in community engagement, comms and use of social media for their organisation and want to develop practical skills in this area. Elected members will also benefit whether coming from a ward perspective or as a cabinet member and policymaker in order to get your message out there!

Your LGIU Trainer

Malcolm Powers is a former Councillor and Cabinet Member in a Unitary Authority. He has over fifteen years experience delivering training to local government members and community campaigners. He specialises in communications at all levels and stakeholder engagement.

What others are saying about LGIU training

“The breakout sessions with my colleagues were especially helpful as well as the handouts on the situational leadership model.”

– Bethan, from Cardiff