Topic: Personal and organisational development

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

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Personal safety for councillors

Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short guide 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. It has been updated to include information on canvassing and Covid-19.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

The 5 project management challenges

Take your project management skills to the next level with this follow-up to our Practical project management workshop. This highly interactive time will help guide you towards confident and emotionally-intelligent leadership for even more successful management experiences. Those who have attended Practical Project Management will find it particularly useful!

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Online Training: Developing a ‘Commercially’ aware organisational culture

This workshop provides a foundation of understanding about what a commercial approach may mean in practice and the options available. It is an interactive opportunity to consider the kind of culture that needs to be developed and the 'cross over' commercial skills required.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Online Training: How to Design and Deliver Training to Elected Members

This one day programme has been developed for officers whose role includes designing and delivering training for elected Members. Suitable for both experienced and less experienced presenters, the programme is full of detailed advice and guidance which will support officers in the design and delivery of Member training.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event
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Strategy execution: Aligning your organisation to deliver on your council plan

It takes more than a well-thought-out and beautifully crafted council plan to effect real change. (In truth, crafting a brilliant strategy is just the first step!) In this briefing, Zoe Pappas and Jess Cossens from Right Lane Consulting draw on their experience to share their 6-step recipe for successful strategy execution: the Ex-FACTOR.

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

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