Events

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 2021 seminar programme includes:

SeminarSeminar description
Building a compelling narrative for your council and why it matters
20 July
In this webinar, jointly organised with the LGA, we’ll hear from councils and strategic communicators who have successfully developed narratives – how they did it and why it’s important. Book your place via the LGA’s website.
Direct mail in the pandemic and in the future
27 July
The pandemic changed the way local authorities needed to engage with their citizens, making direct mail an important tool in order to speak to every household with credibility and authority. Join speakers from Royal Mail, Surrey County Council and Essex County Council as they share valuable data and insight into using mail or door drop during the pandemic.
Mental health – getting minds fit for the future
August
The 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
The year of living digitally – lessons learned and shared from the virtual comms world
August
A masterclass featuring the best practice and learning from the year we recovered from Covid-19.
Pandemic posers – developing a post-pandemic narrative
September
The world has experienced nothing like it – find out how councils have built narratives looking back on pandemic, and forward toward a different future. 
Public Service Communications Academy 2021
October
More details coming soon. Learn more about Academy.
Greening the future – how councils are reducing their carbon footprints and creating an environmentally better future
November
The green dividend from the pandemic presents some real behaviour change challenges – find out how councils are creating and communicating a greener, lower-carbon future.
*information correct as of 16 July 2021

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