About LGIU Training

For nearly 40 years, LGIU has been responding to the training needs of local government. From finance to coaching, we’re bringing your team the professional development it needs to move forward and make a difference. LGIU member organisations enjoy a discount on all LGIU training!


LGIU training is offered almost exclusively online. Our dynamic virtual sessions have received rave reviews and enable attendees to join conveniently and comfortably.


Meet our trainers


Our trainers bring a wealth of local government experience to the table. They are here to develop and deliver a training programme for your council that achieves real impact and provides capacity building across your teams. Meet our trainers now!

Our courses

Training for councillors

Our most popular sessions for councillors, all in one place. Find out more

Training for officers and staff

Our most requested sessions crafted for officers and staff. Find out more

In-house training

Customised training to meet your team’s needs. Pick your topics and timeframe! Find out more

Training tip


Quick tip: if your council is an LGIU member, you get 25% off all LGIU training.

What others are saying about LGIU training

The lesson was extremely clear and was packed with good tips around scrutiny. I especially liked the group work — the whole session was interactive and it was helpful to be able to ask questions.”

– Keith, West Northamptonshire

Thanks for a fantastic session on finance! We had an excellent trainer — they broke a dry subject down very effectively and I would be interested in even more trainings on finance in the future.”

– Alastair, Cardiff

“LGIU helped us to design a bespoke programme of custom sessions that were impactful on both a work and personal level. The trainers were really engaging, which really helped our councillors take a lot from the sessions. Elected members received the training extremely well as the content was specifically tailored to their roles and responsibilities. The flexibility in training times also allowed us to hold sessions when more of our team could join.”

– Shannon, Dublin

LGIU's training coordinator

Barry O’Brien has been coordinating LGIU’s extensive range of training for officers, staff, and elected members across local government since 2001. He supports our sustainability brief across the LGIU group and administers the Local Government Flood Forum and FloodCitiSense, an EU-funded project.

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