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Understand where power lies at different levels of local and devolved government.

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The aim of this online workshop is for participants to understand where power lies at different levels of local and devolved government, how different types of local government work and how to engage with councillors and officers and where else power lies and can be challenges, co-opted and changed at a local level.

This training will be presented by out Head of Training and Consultancy who previously spent three years as Head of External Affairs at a local government think tank. There will be contributions from a cross-party group of local actors.

Participants will:

• Gain an understanding of how councils work – including different models

• Look at the local civic infrastructure more widely to understand where power lies in a locality. This will include LEPs, NHS trusts, local press and others.

• Understand the relationship between councillors and officers and thebreakdown of their separate roles.

Who is this course for?

• Anyone wishing to better understand the workings of local government and the ecosystem in which it exists.

• Those wishing to make change through their council and understand how and where to apply pressure

• Community organisers who wish to supplement their campaigning with an understanding of the formal power structures in which they campaign.

This workshop will be led by trainer Emma Burnell, a campaigns and public policy professional with nearly two decades of experience who is also a talented and highly sought after writer and commentator.

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Organiser Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK)

Organiser of Influencing Locally

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation is the UK's leading provider of training and support to those seeking to bring about positive social change. We act as a powerful voice for this community, and celebrate excellence through our National Campaigner Awards.

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