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Want to be the first to know when we share new events and training? Sign up in 2 minutes to stay in the loop on all things LGIU. Connect with our community of experts and policymakers to further the impact of local government with LGIU Events. Join us for everything from connective policy roundtables to supportive training courses to informative Ask the Expert sessions. We would also be thrilled to collaborate on bespoke training for your council.  Check out our in-house training for more information.

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Working with councillors

Learn new skills and reflect on your experiences in order to truly work in harmony and bring about meaningful change.  

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Chairing

Improve how you chair online, hybrid and in-person meetings and learn easy-to-implement techniques to manage participation.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Being an effective councillor: making a difference and doing it your way

The right support as a councillor can make all the difference. That's why we're bringing you three evening online sessions that will help you consider your role and priorities, including the importance of facilitating community development, fixing resident issues, watching over council decision-making, and acting in your party group to promote your manifesto – to…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Global Local Executive Panel – December 2022: Rural, Coastal and Island issues

LGIU and the VLGA bring you a special Global Local Executive Panel where we'll bring together Chief Executives from rural and coastal councils in Ireland, the UK and Australia to talk about their experiences facing the unique challenges presented to rural and coastal communities.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa

The 5 project management challenges

Take your project management skills to the next level with this follow-up to our Practical project management workshop. This highly interactive time will help guide you towards confident and emotionally-intelligent leadership for even more successful management experiences. Those who have attended Practical Project Management will find it particularly useful!

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Improving your memory skills and ability to read at speed

You may have heard of mnemonic devices before but have you ever created a mind map? Learn fun ways to train your brain to remember lots of information and understand specific techniques to improve your ability to process and absorb written information using different styles of reading techniques.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Practical project management

From large, intimidating workloads to the multitudes of smaller programmes that we face daily, projects are a part of our work and personal lives. This training is designed to set you up for success with practical tools like key questions to ask and a practical project framework to apply to the work currently in your…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa

Local Government Finance Series (lunch and learn)

Every elected councillor is responsible for ensuring that their council has effective financial governance, yet local government finance is viewed by many as difficult to get to grips with. These online training sessions are designed to provide elected councillors with a thorough grounding in the key elements of local government finance and funding.

England & Wales, Scotland

Global Local Executive Panel – November 2022: COP-26 One Year On

One year on from COP-26, LGIU and VLGA bring you a panel of international council Chief Executives to discuss what's happened in the last twelve months and the ongoing implications for local government of the COP-26 discussions and resolutions. 

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa