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.
Seminar: Being an effective Councillor: ways of strengthening and sustaining personal resilience
FREE Seminar: Personal Safety for Councillors
In-house training from LGiU
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Since our first event last year was such a success, in November this year we will host the second Councillor Awards in Scotland to recognise councillors who go the extra mile for their communities.
This is an essential programme for Councillors who are mindful of their personal safety, particularly at the moment when many Members are canvassing during Purdah.
This workshop is a chance to explore what you know and don’t know and to develop the relationship skills to build effective relationships with Members.
This highly practical and interactive session has been developed for councillors who want to develop their skills in speed reading and the ability to use memory techniques. It will demonstrate how to use different reading styles in order to maximise the limited time that is available for review and retention of material.
This practical seminar that will provide participants with methods and helpful ideas to manage the pressures they face and enable them to be able to maximise the positive aspects of being an elected Member.
Seminar: Working and supporting volunteers & community champions: the benefits to individuals, communities and councils
This seminar takes delegates through the questions & processes that make for a strong and effective volunteer and community champion programme.
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 five years and the implications of Devolution and Brexit.
The course will concentrate on developing an understanding of the different types of media, how to answer difficult questions in an interview, how to get your message across and what to do if it goes wrong.
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