Personal and organisational development

Resources and training opportunities for building personal skills and developing effective organisations


Send us your covid clips – we want to hear your voice

We want to hear your story, the local government story of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Send us a short clip of what it’s like working in local government during the pandemic.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Home Sweet Home Working

Thousands of local government staff are working from home, but can you achieve the same results in splendid isolation? Neil Merrick, a freelance writer and LGIU associate, takes a light-hearted look at making the home your office.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Addressing gender equality in Australian local government and communities

For local governments, action towards a more gender equal world can occur at the organizational level, encouraging and supporting equality within their own organisations, as well as in their local communities. This briefing looks at organizational change to understand local gender equality in the context of access to employment.

Australia Briefing

Keep it Local

Locality’s Keep it Local Network brings together councils that are choosing to move away from big outsourcing contracts and instead are commissioning local community organisations that really know the people who are accessing services. Ed Wallis, Head of Policy and Public Affairs explains.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

H”app”iness is: Communicating with citizens

This briefing explores the main considerations for communicating with citizens via mobile technology: clear communication and accessibility are key. This topic will be of interest to communication professionals and public relation teams working within local government as well as many officers and politicians across all services.

Scotland Briefing

Local government listens

LGiU Fortnightly is two years old, it’s time to tell us what you think via our listener survey. We also share some of our favourite local government-related podcasts – that aren’t us, of course.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog
Members & Followers

Councillor skills: reading for speed and retention

Miranda Smythe offers some key tips for getting through the huge amounts of reading material that is a councillor’s lot.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

Swift Read: Innovation in Politics Awards 2019

This year, the Innovation in Politics Awards for the best political projects from all over Europe were presented in Berlin. 80 finalists and eight winners in eight categories were selected, and Ireland was well-represented in terms of submissions and selected finalists. This Swift Read presents LGiU’s coverage of the award ceremony and insights into the…

Ireland Briefing