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.
2020 was LGIU Scotland’s biggest year for content yet. Here we bring you a round up of some of what we produced during the year and look at what we have planned for the coming year.
Debbie Williams from Right Lane Consulting draws on her experience to share how councils can use well-developed internal corporate plans, sitting alongside their public council plans to create more impact. this briefing provides a useful framework that councils can apply to identify their own internal change priorities to feed into the corporate plan.
This two-hour session has been developed for officers and members who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of communication. Built around the Parent – Adult – Child model, this is a useful programme for those who manage tricky conversations with colleagues and members of the public.
In this briefing, Zoe Pappas and Jess Cossens from Right Lane Consulting draw on their experience as strategy experts to share robust diagnosis as a valuable tool for council planning processes.
This two-hour session has been developed for Chairs, who want to develop their knowledge and skills around the people side of meetings.
The session is ideal for delegates who want to learn how to stand their ground gracefully and who want to feel more in control of their own destiny.
This briefing explores how taking a five-stage approach to organisational risk management can help leaders plot a route through periods of uncertainty, ensuring that all significant ‘elephants in the room’ are discussed when considering organisational risk.
This 2.5-hour online workshop is an opportunity for Members to develop their understanding of the relationship, the ways in which they can develop their own working relationships with officers and consider how their Council as a whole can move forward.
Every elected councillor is responsible for ensuring that their council has effective financial governance, yet local government finance is viewed by many as difficult to get to grips with. These online training sessions are designed to provide elected councillors with a thorough grounding in the key elements of local government finance and funding.