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.


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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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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 series: an introduction

2 November 2022: 12:15-13:45

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

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

7 December 2022: 12:15-13:45

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

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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!

Skills and knowledge at your fingertips

Is your organisation an LGIU member?  If not, sign-up for a free follower account – take a minute to join our community to access a wealth of free local government materials and create your own personal library.

Contact us if you are interested in a free trial of the full LGIU membership package for your council or organisation.

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