Training for officers and managers

Autumn 2022

Join us for our supportive and timely training this Autumn.

As an officer, you deserve focused, productive days. You deserve thoughtful relationships with your colleagues. You deserve professional growth and exploration.

LGIU Training is here to bring you and your staff 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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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 England

28 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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Developing political awareness & sensitivity

28 September 2022: 10:00-13:00

Understand the roles and skills needed when working with members. Leave with new skills and approaches in your toolkit.

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Management fundamentals: developing as a manager or team leader

5, 10 October and 11 November 2022: 10:00-16:00

Take your management skills to the next level by mastering the 6 fundamental principles of good management practice.

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Coaching Skills

14 October 2022: 10:00-16:00

Learn the coaching cycle and how mentorship can transform your organization and working relationships. Incorporate coaching in our virtual world and navigate mentorship challenges.

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Understanding strategic thinking

20 October 2022: 10:00-15:00

Creative, strategic thinking is massively important to a politically led and fast-changing organisation. Get the tools you need to influence your team and implement your plan in this highly interactive training.

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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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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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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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Developing political awareness and sensitivity

23 November 2022: 10:00-13:00

Understand the roles of officers and members to improve your working relationship and have greater impact. Learn how to influence with integrity and use helpful strategies to achieve your goals.

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Practical Project Management

25 November 2022: 10:00-15:00

Set yourself up for success with practical tools like key questions to ask and a useable project framework to apply to the work currently in your docket.

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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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The 5 project management challenges

1 December 2022: 10:00-13:00

Take your project management skills to the next level with this follow-up to our practical project management workshop. Discover the 5 challenges and the techniques to overcome them and stop feeling overwhelmed by your workload.

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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.

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