Personal and organisational development

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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

The Wigan Deal story

Cllr Lord Peter Smith, winner of the LGiU’s Cllr Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, recalls Wigan’s journey to innovative public service reform.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog

So, how can local government and the voluntary and community sector work better together?

From flooding in Yorkshire, to fires in Bolton and Leicester, the past few weeks have highlighted the incredible resilience of communities hit by crisis, writes Naomi Phillips from the British Red Cross. She looks at how to provide an effective collective response to guarantee the best possible approach to emergencies.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog

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 Event

LGiU Australia with SGS Economics & Planning

LGiU is working with SGS Economics & Planning to create a new information service for local government in Australia. Find out how to get involved.

Australia, Global Workstream