Training for new councillors

We know that the weeks and months following an election can involve many learning curves for new councillors. The LGIU team has put together an extensive range of online training covering the essential skills councillors will need to hit the ground running and additional programmes focused on how you can take your skills to the next level and beyond.

We can also develop a tailored in-house training programme for your council, please get in touch with our training manager to discuss your requirements.

Bring on the essentials

Take the next step

Equality and inclusive leadership in local government – stepping upRun over two sessions
25 May
10:00-13:00
6 June
10:00-13:00
An Introduction to Local Government Finance (England)15 June
09:30-12:30
An Introduction to Local Government Finance (Scotland)20 June
09:30-12:30
Effective social media (part 2): planning your message24 June
12:30-13:45
Being an effective councillor: taking the next steps in leadership of placeRun over two sessions:
28 June
10:00-12:30
8 July
10:00-12:30
An introduction to local government finance (Wales)30 June
09:30-12:30
Working effectively with officers (for elected members)6 July
18:30-21:00

To another level

Investigations: truth and other lies20 May
10:00-12:00
Questioning skills for scrutiny16 June
14:00-16:00
Being an effective councillor: making a difference and doing it your wayRun over three sessions:
21 June
18:30-20:30
13 September
18:30-20:30
6 December
18:30-20:30
Effective social media (part 3): using video and images1 July
12:30-13:45
Tackling disinformation online and offline15 July
12:30-13:45
Being an effective councillor - interpersonal skillsThree modules available:
4 October
10:00-12:00
11 October
10:00-12:00
18 October
10:00-12:00

More online learning from LGIU

Book your next online training session now! We offer courses covering a wide range of topics for both officers and councillors. Visit our events page for a full listing.

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LGIU was founded in the UK in 1983. Now as  LGIU England & Wales, LGIU Scotland, LGIU Ireland and LGIU Australia, we work for and with local authorities around the world, helping them to serve their local communities more effectively. We provide our members with the mix of insight, ideas and innovation that they need to get the job done and plan for the future. Put simply, we are here supporting local government every day. Find out more about LGIU membership or register for free on our website.