LGiU offers many different types of events - ranging from policy roundtables to learning and development seminars and training courses. We also offer in house training - download programme. Contact to find out more.


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Workshop: Understanding Strategic Thinking

The workshop is ideal for managers or specialists who have a strategic role or who are looking to develop a better understanding and skills in the area of longer team planning and strategy. Essentially this is about effective change management and creating a coherent vision of the future at team, function and organisational level.

England & Wales

Seminar: Reviewing the ‘Big 3’ financial reports effectively

This workshop is designed to enable you to better engage with and effectively question these “big three” documents. The overall objective of the session is to demystify the way the council plans, manages and reports its spending and income and to enable councillors to more effectively engage with council finances.

England & Wales

Workshop: Techniques for engaging effectively with Local and National Media

This training and development day is an overview of working with the media. 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. The sessions will be highly interactive…

England & Wales

Workshop: Practical Project Management

This workshop will give participants a thorough understanding of good project management process in an easily accessible and practical way. This will equip you to be effective members of project teams, serve as a useful refresher for established Project Managers and provide a foundation for new Project Managers.

England & Wales

42nd TB Macaulay Lecture – Green and Prosperous Land

Each year the Macaulay Development Trust, in partnership with the James Hutton Institute, hosts a world-renowned guest speaker for its annual TB Macaulay Lecture. This year we are delighted to welcome Professor Dieter Helm, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College, Oxford.


Land and Local Government: A SURF People and Sector Connector Gathering

A free half-day SURF event and networking lunch for local authority representatives. About this event This event presents an opportunity for local authority officers with responsibilities for any aspect of place-based regeneration to engage in constructive and informed discussion around the themes of land reform and community land ownership. Land reform is a key policy priority for the Scottish Government,…


Engaging “Easy to Ignore” Communities

Our Engaging “Easy to Ignore” Communities training is a free, one-day course that uses the National Standards for Community Engagementalongside the “What Works Scotland” recommendations to delve into methods of outreach, sustainable interactions and more. For more information, or if you have any additional requirements – please don’t hesitate to contact, or give us a call on 01592 645310.


One-day workshops on procurement, management & leadership

If you are looking to develop your knowledge and expertise in procurement or within the disciplines of management and leadership, the Academy’s upcoming one-day workshops are an excellent way to familiarise yourself with the essentials.