Professional Development

LGcomms hold regular virtual seminars on topics of relevance for our members. When in person events can return safely, we hold them in different regions of the country.

Membership (£250+VAT per year, per organisation) gives you access to all our seminars for free. LGcomms members are also able to attend a range of PRCA events for free or at a discounted price. Please see the PRCA website for further details.

For non-members, LGcomms seminars cost £100 per person, per seminar.

LGcomms is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited through its partnership with the PRCA, meaning anyone who attends workshops, events and the Public Service Communications Academy, will gain points helping them to reach their yearly target of personal development.

The dates of the 2021 seminar programme will be confirmed shortly. It will include:

SeminarSeminar description
Joint LGA seminar – Vaccine communications, tackling hesitancy and misinformationAs the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine programme expands beyond the top four priority groups, effective communications and engagement will be integral to its success. This webinar, featured speakers from local and central government, and looked at how councils and public sector partners can increase uptake of the vaccine by working to understand and tackle vaccine hesitancy and counter misinformation.
Reviving the local economy – supporting the recovery in your high streetsPowering economic growth post-pandemic is a ket challenge for every council – from Freeports to freehouses, learn how councils are leading the way in helping local economies to thrive
What next after polling day? Working with your new political administrationsHear from some of the most experienced communicators in Local Government on how to work effectively with your new political administration post-election
Resetting your team – communications demands, post-CovidHow can communications leaders ensure their teams are supported and able to produce their best in #TheseChallengingTimes? 
Mental health – getting minds fit for the futureThe impact of Covid-19 on the nation’s mental health is a key medium term issue – arguable, we’ve never been more aware of how important good mental health is – hear from councils who have successfully develop strategies to improve their local outcomes
Greening the future – how councils are reducing their carbon footprints and creating an environmentally better futureThe green dividend from the pandemic presents some real behaviour change challenges – find out how councils are creating and communicating a greener, lower-carbon future
Pandemic posers – developing a post-pandemic narrativeThe world has experienced nothing like it – find out how councils have built narratives looking back on pandemic, and forward toward a different future. 
The year of living digitally – lessons learned and shared from the virtual comms worldAn end-of-year masterclass, featuring the best practice and learning from the year we recovered from Covid-19
*information correct up to 2 March 2021

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