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LGcomms EDI survey update

Do you celebrate difference?

Are you passionate about diversity?

Do you want to help make our profession fairer, building working relationships where everyone’s voice can be heard and their unique contributions are valued?

Why everyone should have – and be – a mentor

One of the best, but scary, things for me about applying for the LGComms Future Leaders course was the prospect of having my very own allocated mentor for a whole year. I recall joining a leadership conversation years ago where there was discussion about the need to have a mentor in order to succeed.

Telling truth to power

The first mistake people make in telling truth to power is in assuming that power is interested in hearing it.

Most powerful people who are on the brink of doing something unwise will know.

They’ll be looking for the opposite – reassurance that despite the risk of untoward outcomes, they’re doing the right thing.

Communicating change of control

May’s local elections saw may councils up and down the country change political control. Changes of administration present challenges and opportunities for council communicators, many of whom will be working with completely new political leaderships drawn from different political parties. In this free webinar for LGcomms members, held in partnership with the Local Government Association, senior communicators will refelect on their own experiences of working in authorities which have changed control and offer advice on building effective working relationships with new administrations.

Confirmed speakers include: Eddie Coates-Madden (Head of Communications and Marketing, York City Council), Michael Hann (Strategic Communications Manager, Huntingdonshire District Council), Nicky Old (Director of Communications, LGA)