Topic: Personal and organisational development

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

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Local Government Finance Series (lunch and learn)

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Event

Improving your memory skills and ability to read at speed

You may have heard of mnemonic devices before but have you ever created a mind map? Learn fun ways to train your brain to remember lots of information and understand specific techniques to improve your ability to process and absorb written information using different styles of reading techniques.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event
Members

England policy round-up – June/July 2022

Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.

England & Wales Briefing

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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Personal safety for councillors

Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short guide – updated for 2022 – offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

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
Members

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