Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

Distance Learning Masters in Public Administration (MPA)Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)Study a PhD by Distance Learning in the School of Government and SocietyCertificate in Overview and Scrutiny - 14-16 October 2015INLOGOV In-house Programmes

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) is the leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management. We enrich the world of local public service with research evidence and innovative ideas, making a positive difference.

New Executive Programme: Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)
04-06 November 2015

New Executive Programme: Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)
05-07 October, 02, 03 November 2015

Postgraduate degrees
Executive development
Research
Consultancy

Helping you develop yourself...

Develop yourself

Explore complex issues, question conventional thought and address challenges in Public Management, Administration, Public Service Commissioning and Local Policy and Politics.

MSc, PG Certificate, Diploma

Helping to strengthen your organisation

Our research bridges the gap between the academic and the practitioner and has a major influence on academic and policy audiences. We produce a range of publications from our research.

Research and Publications

Forthcoming seminars and short courses

If you are an employer looking for a course for your employees, or an individual investing in your own personal development, we offer a diverse range of courses and pathways of study and development.

Seminars and short courses

Upcoming events

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
Monday 5th October 2015
Description
05-07 October, 02, 03 November 2015. This Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning focuses directly on the current challenge of coping with public service funding cuts at a time of rising service needs and expectations.

Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Date
Wednesday 4th November 2015
Description
This three day programme works through the stages and techniques of the scrutiny process, and the ways in which it may be used both to hold executives to account and to develop policy. It may be used as an induction and training in the principles of good scrutiny for those who are new or relatively new to the topic (including an update on issues for scrutiny raised by new legislation and the Coalition's approach to local government). It will also assist those with experience of scrutiny to develop their skills and improve their practice.

Latest news

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission
Description
Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
Wednesday 24th June 2015

Blog: Recall – right for councillors, right for mayors

Blog: Recall – right for councillors, right for mayors
Description
Written by Chris Game. "The topical, and certainly most agreeable, purpose of this blog is to applaud the appointment of illustrator, cartoonist and writer, Chris Riddell, as the ninth Children's Laureate. The enviably talented Riddell has been The Observer's political cartoonist for 20 years and is also a writer and multi-award-winning illustrator of children's books. But before any of that fame and fortune, he generously provided easily the most eye-catching half-page in an INLOGOV undergraduate degree recruitment brochure.
Date:
Friday 12th June 2015

Blog: Metro mayors: this time at least feels different from 2012

Blog: Metro mayors: this time at least feels different from 2012
Description
Written by Chris Game. "Despite what service users doubtless feel on occasions, things can move quite fast in local government."
Date:
Friday 5th June 2015

400 heads are better than one: Tales from a public management conference

400 heads are better than one: Tales from a public management conference
Description
Written by Sue Olney. In this post, Sue Olney (@olney_sue) gives us an overview of the International Research Society of Public Management Conference (IRSPM) hosted by INLOGOV, and provides some highlights as well as links to interesting sessions.
Date:
Friday 29th May 2015

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