Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Being an effective Councillor: Influencing Skills

Local Government Information Unit

Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

Being an effective Councillor: Influencing Skills

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
LGiU Member Ended £149.95 £0.00 £29.99
Non Member Ended £199.95 £0.00 £39.99

Share Being an effective Councillor: Influencing Skills

Event Details

Click here to find out if your organisation is an LGiU Member


Being a Member you are set apart from others because your position of power is always visible. However, in a world where people can be distrustful of those who seek and hold power and where people are becoming accustomed to challenging officialdom holding the position of a Councillor does not automatically confer authority, control or action. In addition, working relationships with fellow Councillors who hold an equal position of power are crucial in pushing through proposals, achieving results and setting strategy and policy. Therefore, this seminar has been designed to develop knowledge, skill and understanding of the art and methods of influencing and persuading others in order to gain cooperation, support, and commitment. By the end of the seminar Councillors will have heightened awareness and increased ability in communicating and achieving successful outcomes while retaining the respect and trust of others.

This will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity for discussion, exploring concepts, swapping ideas, obtaining advice and sharing the experiences of each other.


Participants will learn:

  • To define ethical influencing skills
  • About the interplay between the use of power, persuasion and influencing skills
  • To recognise underpinning elements intrinsic to the effective use of power and influence
  • Of methods for enhancing positive personal influence



9.30    Registration. Refreshments upon arrival

10.00  Introduction

  • Defining ethical influencing skills
  • The purpose and importance of influencing skills
  • Everyday influencing (Actors and Roles/Values & Beliefs)
  • Power and persuasion

11.30   Morning Break (20 minutes)

11.50  Personal sphere of influence

            Making an impact

13.00  Lunch (45 minutes)

13.45  Being a positive influence:

  •  Behaviour
  •  Personal Qualities
  •  Communication
  •  Leading with wisdom

16.00  Close


This programme is correct at time of publication, but programme content may be altered without notice to reflect speaker changes which are beyond our control.



Do you have questions about Being an effective Councillor: Influencing Skills? Contact Local Government Information Unit

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

251 Pentonville Road
N1 9NG London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

  Add to my calendar


Local Government Information Unit

For 25 years the Local Government Information Unit has provided support to councils and championed local democracy. The LGiU is an independent think-tank and a resource for local government. Our teams of policy analysts are experts in local government. They provide practical policy advice, training, consultancy, public affairs services and other resources to our members and other organisations.

  Contact the Organiser
Being an effective Councillor: Influencing Skills
Things to do in London Course Government

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.