England & Wales, Scotland Personal and organisational development

Autumn learning and development programme


Our Learning and Development programme was designed by a serving councillor to meet the training and skills needs of our members. We always offer a range of course that help elected members and officers do their jobs more effectively while staying balanced and resilient personally.

For the autumn our seminars and workshops include:

25-SepPersonal safety for councillors
03-OctDeveloping political awareness and sensitivity for officers.
08-OctPractical project management
10-Oct Workshop: Working and supporting volunteers & community champions: the benefits to individuals, communities and councils
15-OctTechniques for working with national and local media
22-OctReviewing the ‘Big 3’ financial reports effectively
29-Oct Seminar: Being an effective Councillor: ways of strengthening and sustaining personal resilience
05-NovSeminar: Being an effective councillor: influencing skills
07-NovUnderstanding strategic thinking
14-NovSeminar: Developing a Commercially Aware Organisational Culture
21-NovSeminar: Understanding communities through Participatory Appraisal
13-DecAn introduction to local government finance

And, as always we can work with individual councils to develop tailored in-house training. LGiU offers an extensive programme of in-house training for councillors and officers. We can deliver courses for one local authority or a small number of neighbouring councils. Find out more here.


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