Events

Connect with our community of experts and policymakers to further the impact of local government with LGIU Events. Join us for everything from connective policy roundtables to supportive training courses to informative Ask the Expert sessions. We would also be thrilled to collaborate on bespoke training for your council.  Check out our in-house training for more information or contact training@lgiu.org to customise your curriculum today.

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Developing political awareness & sensitivity

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 in…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Presenting with impact online and offline

Transform your presentation skills and overcome anxiety with skills and techniques to help you convey your message with confidence and dynamism in this interactive workshop. Master online platforms to deliver virtual presentations in a world where we increasingly interact in both virtual and face-to-face settings.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

An introduction to overview and scrutiny for elected members

 This introductory session explores the role of overview and scrutiny within an authority, how to get the best results from its work and the key skills and approaches for doing so. Join us as we take part in guided, interactive activities that will help you build a team, program your work, scope your project, and…

England & Wales

Councillors and data protection: the GDPR challenge

Attendance and participation in the course will provide councillors with a clear understanding of the challenges and dangers around personal data. Complying with Data protection requirements is a major challenge for councillors. Failure to meet the legal requirements can open councillors up to the legal challenge or a complaint under a Councils Standards scheme. That's…

England & Wales, Scotland

Questioning skills for scrutiny

Asking questions and actively listening is, of course, a crucial skill for elected members. But this is most intensely highlighted when it comes to scrutiny, probing, and questioning in a local authority. This engaging training will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation while providing comprehensive tools and frameworks to implement moving…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Developing an organisational culture to suit future operating models

At the heart of any major transformation programme are your organisation's values -- and the dynamic skills to translate those values into both service delivery and staff wellbeing. This training dives into management styles, individual skills, as well as practical guidance on shaping your organisation's culture and how to move forward with fewer barriers and…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa