Topic: Personal and organisational development

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


Members & Global Local

Skills for new councillors

This edition puts the spotlight on councillors, by exploring the key skills they need to perform their roles effectively and how best to support them.


New features are waiting for you!

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes to make our member services even better. Find out what this means for you and your council.

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

Equality and inclusive leadership in local government – stepping up

Two sessions relevant for senior managers and officers who want to develop their inclusive leadership practice and / or work in the area of equalities, as well as elected members who want to re-examine equality and diversity policies within their local authority and their leadership role within and outside the council.

England & Wales, Scotland Event
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Quarterly Round-up

This Global Local edition brings together the content we’ve featured so far this year, along with survey findings and a look ahead to the coming months.


Global Local Executive Panel – May 2022: Trust & Culture in Local Government

On 26 May 2022 join VLGA, LGIU and a panel of council Chief Executives from across the globe as we dive into the issues of trust in local government and local government culture, how councils can build external trust and create positive internal cultures and the ties between the two. 

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event

Performance targets and linking local government intentions to outputs

Local Government Victoria (LGV) is embarking on a reform program of the Local Government Performance Reporting Framework (LGPRF) to integrate the sector’s performance reporting system. This briefing is focused on the target setting trial being undertaken by LGV, which is part of a three-year implementation process.

Australia Briefing

Councillors and data protection: the GDPR challenge

Attendance and participation in the course will provide councillors with a clear understanding of the challenges and dangers around personal data. Complying with Data protection requirements is a major challenge for councillors. Failure to meet the legal requirements can open councillors up to the legal challenge or a complaint under a Councils Standards scheme. That's…

England & Wales, Scotland Event

Advanced chairing: online, hybrid and in-person

This online session aims to improve the way you chair both online, hybrid and in-person meetings and techniques to improve how you manage participation.

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

Open data

This week’s Global Local focuses on open data. Open data has been ubiquitous recently in the form of Covid-19 dashboards, graphs, and statistics, but local governments can expand its use in other areas.