Commercial skills training for senior officers

By 2020, local authorities will have faced a reduction to core funding from the Government of nearly £16 billion over the preceding decade. (Local government funding: moving the conversation on). Councils are finding new and innovative ways in which to generate sustainable income streams, to protect frontline services and achieve social value outcomes.

The LGA has designed a training programme with the Institute of Directors (IoD) to support senior officers to develop commercial skills that will help them to make confident and robust commercial decisions. The training comprises four modules: dealing and negotiating with commercial partners, commercial strategy and risk, governance and finance.

There are two opportunities to access the training: the first in Oxfordshire, starting in October and the second in Leeds, starting in January. It is also an excellent opportunity to connect with other councils developing commercial initiatives.

Southern cohort dates

Location: The Oxford Belfry, Milton Common, Nr Thame, OX9 2JW

Module dates:

  • 8 - 9 October 2018
  • 8 – 9 November 2018
  • 10 – 11 December 2018

Cost: £1200 (the cost has been subsidised by 50% by the LGA)

Bookings are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book and to find out further information visit the Commercial skills for senior officers web page


posted by LGA Productivity Team on 13th September 2018

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