Thank you for your interest in applying for the LGA Independent Group Next Generation Programme 2020/21.
The Next Generation programme aims to support talented councillors to reach their potential. It gives participants the opportunity to build on the experiences and skills that they have gained both within local politics and their own personal lives and helps them to support their local communities more effectively.
The content of the programme is diverse and includes:
• Approaches to Political Leadership
• Effective communication and media relationships
• Local Government Finance
• Understanding your strengths and areas of improvement
Participants must commit to attending the full programme which is delivered over the following 3 weekends:
Module 1: 23-24 October 2020 (Warwick Conferences or virtual)
Module 2: 15-16 January 2021 (Warwick Conferences or virtual)
Module 3: 19-20 February 2021 (Warwick Conferences or virtual)
All modules comprise of two days of residential training due to take place at the Warwick Conference Centre (University of Warwick, Coventry). The programme is free to attend, with accommodation costs covered, however delegates' authority will need to cover travel costs.
The deadline to complete your application is close of business 11 September 2020.
If you have any further questions please contact the LGA Independent Group office: independent.groupLGA@local.gov.uk or Michael.Barrett@local.gov.uk in the LGA Leadership & Localism team.