Topic: Personal and organisational development

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



Participatory budgeting – a third sector perspective

This briefing looks at the ways local authorities are involving communities in Participatory Budgeting (PB) and working to meet the Scottish Government commitment for 1% of local budgets to be subject to participatory budgeting by 2021.

Scotland Briefing

Performance Tracker 2018 – A Report by the Institute for Government and CIPFA

The Performance Tracker is a valuable overview of the funding and performance of services across the public sector. Social care and the prison service are (predictably) identified as causes for particular concern: - efficiencies have not kept pace with rising demand and both lack credible plans to control future spending.

England & Wales Briefing

Public Service Reform and NOAC

This briefing gives an overview of the first national report on public service reform published by NOAC. This briefing is part of a series that has examined a number of NOAC’s national reports.

Ireland Briefing

The New National Performance Framework in Scotland

This briefing summarises the development of Scottish National Policy Framework from 2007 onwards, and describes the new arrangements included in the revised NPF launched in 2018, and what Irish audiences can learn from this.

Ireland Briefing

Workshop: Speed Reading & Retention – Fast Reading Techniques and Memory Strategies

This highly practical and interactive session has been developed for councillors who want to develop their skills in speed reading and the ability to use memory techniques. It will demonstrate how to use different reading styles in order to maximise the limited time that is available for review and retention of material.

England & Wales Event

LGiU Fortnightly 5th October: Party’s over, folks! The council view of conference season

Party conference season isn’t ALL about Westminster politics. LGiU brings you the local government view from Brighton, Liverpool and Birmingham. From Theresa May lifting the HRA cap to Emily Maitlis challenging Liz Truss on council finances, big words from Andrew Gwynne on community empowerment and Lib Dem plans to tackle one-party-state councils, there was a…

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