Topic: Personal and organisational development

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

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Using digital technologies to put citizens first in 2030

This imagining, from Richard Leeming, of a council in the future using digital technologies at the centre of everything it does, is one of the scenarios that we are exploring as part of the new municipalism pillar of our Post-Covid Councils project looking at the future of local government.

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

An introduction to overview and scrutiny for elected members

 This introductory session explores the role of overview and scrutiny within an authority, how to get the best results from its work and the key skills and approaches for doing so. Join us as we take part in guided, interactive activities that will help you build a team, program your work, scope your project, and…

England & Wales Event

Online Training: Positive Thinking (lunch and learn)

This 75-minute programme has been developed for participants who would like to develop a positive mental attitude by exploring ways to improve their positivity.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Online Training: Personal Safety (Lunchtime Special)

This 75-minute programme has been developed for participants who would benefit from the opportunity to reflect on the way they manage their own personal safety

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Online Training: Advanced Chairing: Managing Participation at Meetings (evening)

This two-hour session has been developed for Chairs, who want to develop their knowledge and skills around the people side of meetings. Set in the virtual world, the programme covers a range of topics focussed on techniques which can encourage participation.  The course also features ideas on how to manage over-participation, together with some input…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Supporting Committee Chairs (lunchtime session)

This 75-minute session has been developed to provide participants with advice and guidance on how to best support meeting chairs. 

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event
Members & Global Local

On the record: New Zealand’s published briefings for incoming ministers

New Zealand government publishes briefings provided to incoming ministers by their departments. This briefing looks at how could usefully be adopted in Australia, offering valuable insights and other benefits for Australian governments and the broader community.

Australia, Global Briefing With case study

Revisiting municipalisation

This essay is part of our post-covid councils work looking at the future of local government. Here Janet Sillett offers a vision of a council choosing to bring a 21st century take to the concept of municipalism.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication