Training for councillors

Autumn 2022

Join us for our supportive and timely training this Autumn.

As an elected member, you want the right tools to help you make an impact in your community. You strive to make progress toward your goals for your residents. You aim to foster positive working relationships across your council.

LGIU Training is here to bring all of that and more.

We’d also be thrilled to develop a tailored in-house training programme for your council. Please get in touch with our training manager to discuss your requirements.

September

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Being an effective Councillor: making a difference

13 September 2022: 18:30–20:30

What to watch out for as you ease into your role as a councillor. Also great for those wanting to review their role and how to make an impact.

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Introduction to local government finance in England

14 September 2022: 9:30-12:30

This introductory session explains the basics and no previous experience is required. All jargon explained!

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An introduction to overview and scrutiny

16 September 2022: 9:30-12:30

Grasp what overview and scrutiny mean within an authority, how to get the best results from its work and the key skills and approaches for doing so.

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Presenting with impact

20 September 2022: 10:00-13:00

Learn how to present professionally and confidently with a focus on using platforms such as Zoom and Teams.

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Introduction to local government finance in Scotland

28 September 2022: 12:15-13:45

This introductory session explains the basics and no previous experience is required. All jargon explained!

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Working effectively with officers: for cllrs

29 September 2022: 10:00-13:00

Develop your working relationships with officers and consider how your council as a whole can move forward in innovative, connected ways.

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October

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Effective interpersonal skills: advanced communications

4 October 2022: 10:00-12:00

How to change the level at which a person processes information, matching and mirroring techniques, and so much more.

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Effective interpersonal skills: the persuasive councillor

11 October 2022: 10:00-12:00

You’ll use these skills every day: negotiating techniques, developing a win-win outcome, and the 4P’s of Persuasion, plus more.

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Effective interpersonal skills: conflict resolution and mediation

18 October 2022: 10:00-12:00

Master difficult situations with skills like honing in on the conflict, distraction techniques, mediation methods, and more.

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November

Equality and inclusive leadership in local government: stepping up

1 & 15 November 2022: 10:00-13:00

Two workshops that will help you develop inclusive leadership practices on equalities, and help you re-examine equality and diversity policies within and outside your Council.

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Local government finance: understanding your council’s annual financial statements

2 November 2022: 12:15-13:45

Understand your council’s Annual Financial Statements and similar documents with clarity and efficiency.

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Effective social media: the basics

4 November 2022: 12:30-13:45

Explore social media channels and how they can be used to listen to and communicate with communities and stakeholders.

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Effective social media: planning your message

11 November 2022: 12:30-13:45

Plan your communication, different uses of social media, and how to analyse your results.

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Local government finance: understanding your council’s budget and more

17 November 2022: 12:15-13:45

Understand financial planning processes and formulate questions on key local issues through your review of key council documents.

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Effective social media: using video and images

Fri, 18 November 2022: 12:30-13:45

Understand how to create and use video including subtitles and presentations for videos on social media.

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Local government finance: financial planning and budgeting

24 November 2022: 12:15-13:45

Examine the immediate and potentially ongoing financial effects of the COVID-19 cost of living crisis on your council’s finances. Evaluate how councillors can most effectively influence budget and spending decisions.

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Improving your memory skills and ability to read at speed

29 November 2022: 10:00-15:00

Understand different types of reading styles and how to learn new, positive reading habits. Plus, master specific techniques to improve your ability to process and absorb written information.

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In-house training

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We can also develop a tailored in-house training programme for your council, please get in touch with our training manager to discuss your requirements.

Our full bank of resources for councillors

From getting started to getting results…

We have a wealth of resources for you to draw on and want to help you hit the ground runningtake a deep dive into the issues and develop your training and skills. Check out our full bank of resources for councillors today!

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