Events

LGIU offers many different types of events - ranging from policy roundtables to learning and development online seminars and training courses. We also offer in house training: see this page for more information or contact barry.obrien@lgiu.org.

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Online Training: Writing Advocacy Letters

This programme has been developed for Councillors who write advocacy letters on behalf of their constituents.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Seminar: An Introduction to Local Government Finance

This seminar gives a very good grounding in how local government finance works in practice and sets the ‘basics as part of the bigger picture of current developments and longer-term trends.

England & Wales

Workshop: Speed Reading & Retention – Fast Reading Techniques and Memory Strategies

This highly practical and interactive session has been developed for councillors who want to develop their skills in speed reading and the ability to use memory techniques. It will demonstrate how to use different reading styles in order to maximise the limited time that is available for review and retention of material.

England & Wales

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.

Scotland

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