Courses for councillors

As an elected member, you want the right tools to help you make an impact in your community. You strive to make progress for your residents. You aim to foster positive working relationships across your council.

LGIU Training is here to help you achieve all of that and more.

Explore our councillor courses below, build your own curriculum or develop a tailored in-house programme for your council.

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Which courses are best for me?  Contact our training coordinator to discuss your training needs.



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

Build your own curriculum

We are proud to unveil our brand new training offer designed by LGIU members for LGIU members.

As busy professionals, you told us you wanted the ability to develop your skills at times that best suit you.

LGIU’s build your own curriculum does just that.

We now offer a range of courses throughout the year, so you can pick and mix training that is tailored to your needs on dates that work for you. Choose from four ready-made curriculums (designed by our experts) or mix and match courses from our course catalogue to create one that’s unique to you.

Complete any three courses and receive an official LGIU certificate of completion.

Our expert trainers recommend the following courses to complete the Being an effective councillor curriculum:

Make a difference as a councillor

Upcoming sessions:
11 July 2023
12 September 2023

Community engagement

Upcoming sessions:
25 July 2023
17 October 2023

Managing casework

Upcoming sessions:
28 September 2023
28 November 2023

Being an effective councillor curriculum

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