Highlighting political leadership

Our political leadership development programmes support and develop councillors to help ensure that our local politicians are confident and capable.

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Councillor development resources

Learning and development for councillors is vital for councils to deliver what our communities need. At the heart of healthy local democracy is effective political leadership – with councillors who are well-equipped, supported, resilient, and confident to make a difference. We have collated a range of good practice resources relating to councillor development, drawn from councils across England.

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Licensing training standard 

Councillors have a crucial role to play in the licensing process with licensing committee members responsible for making decisions which can affect people’s livelihoods, public safety and the look and feel of our local area. It is therefore vital that those undertaking the role are well trained. In order to support councils and councillors and drive consistently high standards in licensing, the LGA and Institute of Licensing (IoL) have created a training standard which sets out a foundational level of licensing committee member training. 

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