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Working with councillors


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For officers, working effectively with elected members is both vitally important and challengingly complex. Join for a workshop for those both new to working in a political environment and those with more experience under their belt as we dive into the roles of officers and members. Learn new skills and reflect on your experiences to truly work in harmony and bring about meaningful change.

Key outcomes

  • Understand the roles of officers and members — and the challenges the relationship can have
  • Learn the two components for working effectively with members
  • Build a foundation of awareness and leave with helpful strategies for moving forward
  • Mutual empathy and understanding
  • Influencing with integrity, building strong and effective relationships with Members.

Who should attend

Any officer who has significant interaction with elected members or who wants to develop their understanding of the complexity and subtlety of the relationship. Particularly useful for managers new to local government who need to develop an understanding of this aspect of how councils work.

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

My manager recommended I attend this session and it was a lovely, interactive time! Our group had such a good atmosphere and the discussions were highly informative. I appreciated how organised our trainer was and thank you for putting it on.”

– Marsha, from Aberdeen