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FREE Seminar: Personal Safety for Councillors

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.

England & Wales

LGiU Scotland and CCLA Councillor Awards 2019

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.


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

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. 


Tackling child poverty in North Ayrshire: Challenges & opportunities

Scotland has ambitious targets to reduce child poverty by 2030. Delivering on these targets will require action from national and local government in Scotland, as well as from organisations in the third and private sectors. But what actions will make the biggest difference, what matters most to people living on low incomes, and what do…


Scotland’s Democratic Future: Shaping Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly

The Scottish Government has proposed a Citizens’ Assembly on Scotland’s future, providing an opportunity for greater citizen engagement on issues facing the country. A Citizens’ Assembly in Scotland provides the opportunity to democratically work through complex constitutional issues in a way that fosters consensus and understanding rather than division in society. But what is a…