Leading communities: officers and their role in turbulent times

Edgbaston campus, University of Birmingham
Thursday 14th March 2013 (12:30-16:30)

Sue Platt
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5002
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 8452
Email: s.p.platt@bham.ac.uk

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Local government officers across council departments are facing new challenges and new expectations in relation to community engagement. New forms of community and citizen participation are increasingly seen as central to enabling community wellbeing and service improvement. It is also common for council transformation programmes to include community and locality working at their heart. This new world of community engagement has created a complex set of policy, practice and political challenges that officers must now navigate.

This seminar will explore the real world of ‘leading communities’ from the officer’s perspective. It will provide an opportunity for participants to tap into the experience of their peers, build on the knowledge and skills they already possess and draw on INLOGOV’s access to the best in current research on community engagement in the UK and beyond.

What are the benefits of atttending the seminar?

Bespoke Seminar based on participants' needs. Access to the most recent INLOGOV research on councillor engagement. During the seminar participants will have an opportunity to:

  • identify and share the leadership challenges they are facing in relation to community and citizen engagement; 
  • learn with and from each other about how to address these challenges; 
  • gain insights drawn from the latest research and practice; 
  • be introduced to conceptual and practical tools, and case study material which will assist them in addressing the challenges they face.

Who should attend?

All officers, particularly those supporting councillors invlolved with engagment and inclusion


£95. £50 for each particpant if more than one attends from an authority. This fee includes refreshments, lunch and resource pack. Places are limited, so please book early.

Booking Information

To register for this seminar, please visit our e-shop. If you have any problems booking then please contact Sue Platt (s.p.platt@bham.ac.uk).

Flyer: Leading Communities: Officers and their Role in Turbulent Times